hemmingsMember of the following committees:

CPN - Commerce and Consumer Protection
EDH - Education and Housing
ENE - Energy and Environment
HTH - Health
HMS - Human Services
PSM - Public Safety and Military Affairs
WTL - Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs
WAM - Ways and Means

Senator Hemmings' 20-year vision (submitted to Grassrootsinstitute.org)

Born
  • January 9, 1946; Honolulu, Hawaii

Business

  • Sports Enterprises, LLC, Owner-marketing/communications/consulting (1970 - present)

Political Experience

  • Senator (2000-2010), Republican Leader, Hawaii State Senate (2002-2010)
  • Representative (1984-1990), Republican Floor Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives (1989-1990)
  • Oahu County Chairman, Republican Party of Honolulu (1975-1976)

Boards and Commissions

  • Board of Directors, State Legislative Leaders Foundation (2009)
  • Commissioner, Hawaii Commemorative Quarter Advisory Commission, appointed by Governor Linda Lingle (2006-2007)
  • Commissioner, Governor's Economic Momentum Commission, appointed by Governor Linda Lingle (2005)
  • Member, Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2005-2006)
  • Commissioner, Governor's Millennium Commission, appointed by Governor Ben Cayetano (2000)
  • Director, Children's Advocacy (1991)
  • Trustee, Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (1990-1991)
  • Board of Directors, Denver Broncos - National Football League (1984-Present)
  • Honorary Lifetime Director, United States Surfing Federation (1987-Present)
  • Lifetime Director, Association of Surfing Professionals (1985-Present)
  • Founder and Producer, Triple Crown Surfing (1983-1988)
  • Founder and President, International Professional Surfing (1976-1983)
  • Board of Directors, Hui Nalu O`Hawaii (1976-1979)
  • Board of Directors, Boys Club of Honolulu (1976-1979)
  • Board of Directors, Outrigger Canoe Club (1972-1973, 1975-1976)

Athletics

  • World Surfing Champion-Rincon, Puerto Rico (1968)
  • Peruvian International Surfing Champion-Lima, Peru (1964)
  • Makaha International Surfing Champion, Sr. Division (1964, 1966) Jr. Division (1962, 1963)
  • Championship team, Molokai to Oahu Canoe Race (1967, 1968, 1975 Masters 1984)
  • National Super Stars Competition, Veterans Division-Rotunda, Florida (1976)
Talent, Advertising and Promotional Credits
  • Co-Host, "Equal Time with Fred Hemmings", KHNR Radio 97.5 (2004 - 2006)
  • Radio Talk Show Host, KGU Radio (1991 - 1992)
  • Commentator, "Wide World of Sports", American Broadcasting Company (1970 - 1975, 1978)
  • Commentator, "Sports Spectacular", Columbia Broadcasting System (1976-1977)
  • Producer/host, "Hawaii Sports Scene", KITV (1972)
  • Consultant/test pilot-first artificial wave machine, "Big Surf", Clairol Incorporated (1969)
  • National Television Commercials-United Airlines (1966), Kellogg's Cereal (1967), Eastman Kodak Europe (1970)

Awards and Honors

  • Lincoln Legacy Award, Republican Party Hawaii (2006)
  • Legislator of the Year, Hawaii Medical Association (2005)
  • Waterman of the Year, Surf Industry and Manufacturer Association (2002)
  • Listed Top 50 Athletes of Hawaii for 20th Century, Sports Illustrated (2000)
  • Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Punahou School Athletic Hall of Fame (1994)
  • International Surfing Hall of Fame (1991)
  • Top Ranking Legislator, Small Business Hawaii (1985 - 1990, 2001 - 2005)
  • Top Ten Businessmen's Award, Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce (1969)
  • Duke Kahanamoku Sportsman Award (1969)
  • Goodwill Tours with Duke Kahanamoku, State of Hawaii (1966-1967)
  • Athlete of the Year, Honolulu Quarterback Club (1964)

Journalism Credits

  • Author, "The Soul of Surfing is Hawaiian"-Non-Fiction Best Seller, Hawaii (1997)
  • Contributing Political Editor, Honolulu Magazine (1991-1992)
  • Co-Author, "Illustrated Surfing Encyclopedia", Japan (1979)
  • Author, "Surfing, Hawaii's Gift to the World" (1977)
  • Weekly Columnist, Honolulu Star Bulletin (1966)

Member of the Republican party


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