sakamotoCurrent member of the following committees:

EDH - Education and Housing (Chair)
HRE - Higher Education (Vice-Chair)
CPN - Commerce and Consumer Protection

Senator Sakamoto's website

Personal
  • Born: May 22, 1947, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Married, wife Penny
  • Children - David, Greg, and Katherine
Education
  • Palolo Elementary
  • University Lab School 1965
  • University of Hawaii, BS 1969
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana MS 1970
Professional
  • SC Pacific Corp and Roll-A-Way Shutters of the Pacific
  • S&M Sakamoto, Inc.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • City of Los Angeles
  • CPC - California Packing Corp. (first job, pineapple cannery tray-boy)
Licenses
  • Registered Civil Engineer (Hawaii and California)
  • Licensed General Contractor
Elective Office
  • State Senate since 1996
Affiliations (current and former)
  • Moanalua Gardens Community Association, Director and Vice Chair
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset
  • Moanalua Lions Club
  • City and County of Honolulu, Building Permit Streamlining Advisory Board
  • State of Hawaii, Contractors License Board
  • Building Industry Association of Hawaii, Past President
  • Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Leadership Council
  • Construction Industry Legislative Organization (CILO)
  • White House Conference on Small Business, Hawaii Delegate 1995
  • Hawaii Congress on Small Business, Co-Chair
  • National Association of Home Builders, Director
  • Home Builders Institute, Director
  • International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen
  • Kalihi Business Association, Legislative Director
  • Waipahu Business Association
  • Aiea Pearl City Business Associaton
  • Aiea Community Association
  • Moanalua Garderns Foundation
  • Radford High School Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Boys and Girls Club, Aliamanu Advisory Board
  • School To Work Council, Farrington Complex
  • City and County Visioning Teams
Legislative
  • Education and Technology Committee, Vice Chair, 1998 -
  • Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Co-Chair 1996 - 98
  • Judiciary Committee, 1996-
  • Labor Committee, 1996 - 98
  • Government and Housing Committee, 1998 -
  • Small Business Caucus, Co-Chair 1996 -
  • Keiki Caucus
  • Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) 1996 - 1999
  • Impaired Driving Task Force
Member of the Democratic party