taniguchiMember of the following committees:

JGO - Judiciary and Government Operations (Chair)
LBR - Labor (Vice-Chair)
HRE - Higher Education


  • Born: November 7, 1951, Honolulu
  • Married, wife Janice; children Karli and Daniel


  • University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law, JD 1978
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, BA 1973
  • Monmouth College, Illinois
  • Roosevelt High School 1969

Political Office

  • State House of Representatives 1980-1994
  • State Senate 1994 - present


  • Legal counsel, Corporate Marketing/Attorney, City Bank; attorney, private practice; law clerk, Judge Hiroshi Kato, State Circuit Court; project coordinator, Hawaii Housing Authority; advisor, Waimanalo Residents Housing Development; advocate, Ota Camp Residents Association; program coordinator, Waipahu Youth Project; research aid, Governor John Burns


  • Board member, Koga Engineering
Member of the Democratic party