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Senate District 16
‘Aiea, ‘Aiea Heights, Hālawa, Pearlridge, Newtown, Royal Summit, Waimalu, Waiau, Momilani, Pacific Palisades, and Pearl City
Room: 217
Phone: 808-586-6230
Fax: 808-586-6231
[email protected]
Born in ‘Aiea to a single mother and raised by Filipino immigrant grandparents, Brandon learned the values of commitment and responsibility at an early age. He was also taught about respect, the importance of hard work, and the value of community through his extended family.

After graduating from ‘Aiea High School, Brandon sought to explore beyond what Hawai‘i had to offer. He decided to attend Saint Mary’s College of California, where he discovered his passion for public service. He served as a resident advisor to his peers in the dormitories, and cofounded the Hawai‘i Club, where he later served as president. He received numerous awards for his dedication to student affairs and community service.

Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration, Brandon moved back home and taught social justice and world religions at Damien Memorial School. He also became active in his community once again, serving on the ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board, and eventually became a staff assistant to Hawai‘i State Senator Will Espero.

From 2011 to 2014, Brandon began working as a legislative aide to Honolulu City Councilmember Breene Harimoto. He assisted the Councilmember with tracking and following infrastructure and development projects as well as handling constituent issues in the ‘Aiea, Pearl City and Waipahū communities. This experience solidified his commitment to public service to serve the people of Hawai‘i.

Brandon is currently the Vice Chair for the Water and Land (WTL) committee and the Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (PSM) committee, as well as a member of the Judiciary (JDC) committee and Transportation and Culture and the Arts (TCA) committee. He is also the Co-Chair of the Joint Crime and Justice Caucus and a member of the Filipino Caucus.
EDUCATION

‘Aiea High School, Class of 2004
Saint Mary’s College of California: BS Economics and Business Administration, 2008
Chaminade University: Master’s in Business Administration, 2011


SERVICE

Current:
   Hawai‘i State Senate
     • Vice Chair Water and Land (WTL)
     • Vice Chair Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs (PSM)
     • Member, Judiciary (JDC)
     • Member, Transportation and Culture and the Arts (TCA)
     • Co-Chair, Joint Crime and Justice Caucus
     • Member, Filipino Caucus

Past:
   Honolulu City Council (2014-2022)
     • Chair, Zoning and Planning
     • Chair, Business Economic Development and Tourism
     • Chair, Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
     • Chair, Transportation
     • Chair, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization
     • Vice Chair, Budget Committee
     • Vice Chair, Transportation, Sustainability, and Health
     • Member, Budget, Executive Matters and Legal Affairs
     • Member, Executive Management
     • Member, Public Infrastructure and Technology

   ‘Aiea Neighborhood Board
     • Member

 Other:
     • Member, JCI Hawai‘i Filipino Jaycees
     • Member, Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce
     • Chair, Large Cities Council for NLC
     • Member, Board of Directors: National League of Cities (NLC)
     • Member, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (NLC)
     • High School Teacher

 Awards:
     • 2020, Distinguished Toastmaster
     • 2015, Pacific Business News 40 Under 40

 Measures Introduced in 2024
Measure and Title
SB35 SD2
RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
SB63 SD2 HD3
RELATING TO NURSES.
SB78
RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.
SB89 SD1
RELATING TO MARINE MANAGEMENT AREAS.
SB100 SD1
RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB139 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO IMPORTANT HOUSING LANDS.
SB340 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB370 SD1
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SYSTEMS.
SB454 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.
SB468
RELATING TO AQUATIC NUISANCE SPECIES.
SB491
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB492
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION FINANCING.
SB493 SD2
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
SB494 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB495
RELATING TO BUILDING CODES.
SB496
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB498 SD2
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB499
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
SB500 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB501
RELATING TO DIGITAL EQUITY.
SB679
RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
SB699 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
SB702
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB787
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB812 SD1
RELATING TO IMMIGRANT SERVICES.
SB843
RELATING TO WAGES.
SB846
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB847
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.
SB848
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
SB849 SD2
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB850
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB851
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SIXTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB852
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB853 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
SB871 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB903 SD1
RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
SB904
RELATING TO PROBATION.
SB1044 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB1068 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO BEACHES.
SB1082 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC PARKING SPACES.
SB1090
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1125
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1165
RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
SB1199
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
SB1419
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
SB1447 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB1448
RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
SB1480
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB1523 SD1
RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.
SB1577 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
SB1587 SD1
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2015
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2048
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
SB2061
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.
SB2080
RELATING TO THE STATE PARKS SPECIAL FUND.
SB2085 SD2
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL.
SB2091 SD2
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SB2134
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SIXTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2144
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL.
SB2156 SD2
RELATING TO PORT INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2186 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.
SB2303
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
SB2304
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB2305 SD2
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
SB2306 SD1
RELATING TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.
SB2307
RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION.
SB2308 SD1
RELATING TO SPEEDING.
SB2309
RELATING TO ONLINE SAFETY FOR CHILDREN.
SB2310 SD1
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
SB2311
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES.
SB2312
RELATING TO SCHOOL SECURITY.
SB2313
RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION.
SB2314
RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
SB2315
RELATING TO LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.
SB2316
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
SB2317 SD1
RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
SB2318
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB2407
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2433
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUITY.
SB2443 SD2
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB2444 SD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCIES.
SB2445 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
SB2460
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB2466
RELATING TO CRISIS SERVICES.
SB2467 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL.
SB2470 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAI'I HEALTH AGING PARTNERSHIP.
SB2486
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
SB2521 SD1
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
SB2588 SD1
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB2691
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB2693 SD2
RELATING TO STATES OF EMERGENCY.
SB2697 SD1
RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE.
SB2775
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB2781 SD1
RELATED TO DISASTER SERVICES.
SB2782 SD2
RELATED TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB2783
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
SB2785
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB2786
RELATED TO CARE HOMES.
SB2787 SD2
RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.
SB2788
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
SB2792
RELATING TO MEAT PROCESSING.
SB2800
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2810 SD1
RELATING TO THE POLOLU VALLEY MANAGEMENT EFFORTS ON HAWAII ISLAND.
SB2836 SD2
RELATING TO MAUI'S PERMANENT HOUSING RECOVERY.
SB2841
RELATING TO WATER SAFETY DAY.
SB2842 SD2
RELATING TO WILDFIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION.
SB2850 SD1
RELATING TO CEMETERIES.
SB2924 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
SB2925
RELATING TO HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB2943 SD2
RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB2945 SD2
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2977
RELATING TO UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS.
SB2996
RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS.
SB3000 SD2
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS.
SB3199
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SIXTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB3210
RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION.
SB3211
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB3258 SD1
RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB3295
RELATED TO DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
SB3297 SD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB3313
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB3322
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SB3329 SD1
RELATING TO LITTLE FIRE ANTS.
SCR4
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII DEAF CULTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY.
SCR21
REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ECONOMIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF WAYS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS.
SCR25
ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO EXPAND THE RED-LIGHT SAFETY PROGRAM TO WINDWARD, LEEWARD, AND CENTRAL OAHU.
SCR26
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR STEP THERAPY REQUIREMENTS FOR STAGE TWO THROUGH STAGE FIVE CANCER.
SCR27
ENCOURAGING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO ERADICATE OCTOCORAL AND OTHER INVASIVE SPECIES FROM PEARL HARBOR.
SR17
ENCOURAGING THE UNITED STATES NAVY TO ERADICATE OCTOCORAL AND OTHER INVASIVE SPECIES FROM PEARL HARBOR.