heeMember of the following committees:

WTL - Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs (Chair)
EDT - Economic Development and Technology
LBR - Labor
WAM - Ways and Means


  • Born: March 14, 1953
  • Married to Lynne Waters, Lynne Waters Communications
  • Son Ka'ohukauikala'i


  • Master of Arts, Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii 1979
  • Professional Diploma, University of Hawaii 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Hawaii 1975
  • Graduate and Student Body President, The Kamehameha Schools 1971

Elective Office

  • Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1982-1984 (Moloka'i, Lana'i, West Maui)
  • Hawaii State Senate, 1984-1988 (Kailua to Kane'ohe), Chairman, Judiciary Committee
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 1990-2002, Chairman of the Board


  • Teacher, 1975-1981 (Windward Community College, Maui Community College, Community College of Micronesia, Moloka'i High School, Kalaheo High School, Kailua High School)
  • Business Owner and Consultant


  • Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program, Chairman
  • D.A.R.E. Board Member
  • Hawaii Visitors & Conventions Bureau Board Member
  • Hawaii Professional Rodeo Association, Member & Competitor

Member of the Democratic party