31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 6
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 230
phone: 808-586-6070
fax: 808-586-6071
senbaker@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
6th Senatorial District Map - South and West Maui (Makena, Wailea, Kihei, Ma‘alaea, Lahaina, Ka‘anapali, Napili, Kapalua)

We want to hear YOUR CONCERNS and ISSUES prior to the upcoming Legislative Session and also share with you the current budget picture, provide updates on other issues and projects relating to our community as well as provide valuable information on how to lobby the legislature and track various bills and measures on-line.
Experience
•  Chair, Commerce & Consumer Protection (2009-Present)
•  Chair, Senate Ways & Means (2006-08)
•  Joint Legislative Task Force to Conduct a Review of the State Highway Fund, (2007)
•  Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving, 2006)
•  Chair, Senate Committee on Health (2002-2006
•  Economic Development Coordinator, Maui County (1999-2002)
•  Maui Economic Development Board
•  West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force
•  Ex-officio board member, Maui Visitors Bureau
Awards and Recognition
•  2017 State Senator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2017 LUNG FORCE Champion Award - American Lung Association in Hawai‘i
•  2017 Mike Lyons' Award - Hawai‘i Farm Bureau
•  2017 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Dental Hygienists Association
•  2016 Legislator of the Year - National Association of Social Workers, Hawai‘i Chapter
•  2016 Advocacy Award - Hawai‘i Academy of Family Physicians
•  2015 Clydesdale Award - Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawai‘i
•  2015 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Farm Bureau
•  2015 State Senator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2015 Plaque of Appreciation - Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Program
•  2015 Health Hero - Hawai‘i COPD Coalition
•  2014 State Award for Excellence - American Association of Nurse Practitioners
•  2014 Patsy T. Mink Award - Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee
•  2014 Angel Award - Women Helping Women
•  2014 State Legislator of the Year - HiMSS
•  2014 Plaque of Appreciation - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, HI Division
•  2013 St. George National Award - American Cancer Society
•  2013 Achievement in Advocacy Award - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2013 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Dental Hygienists' Association
•  2012 Kahu Malama Award - Gregory House Programs
•  2012 Outstanding Elected Leader - The Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawai‘i
•  2012 Bette Takahashi Service Award - Planned Parenthood of Hawai‘i
•  2011 Nurse Champion Award - Pacific Institute of Nursing
•  2011 Faith in Democracy Award - Faith Action for Community Equity
•  2011 Exemplary Comprehensive Cancer Control Leadership by an Elected Official - C-Change
•  2011 National Distinguished Advocacy Award - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
•  2011 Legislative Champion - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
•  2011 Plaque of Appreciation - 3rd Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
•  2010 Legislative Partner Award - Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
•  2010 Champion Award - Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition/Safe Kids Hawai‘i
•  2010 Shining Light Award - Hawai‘i Alliance for Retired Americans and Kokua Council
•  2010 Certificate of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Society of Respiratory Care
•  2010 Certificate of Appreciation - Mental Health America of Hawai‘i Maui Branch
•  2009 Legislator of the Year - The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
•  2009 "Friend of Nursing" Award - Honor Society of Nurses
•  2009 Good Government Club Special Recognition Award - Hawaiian Telcom
•  2009 Legislator of the Year - Nurse Associations of Hawai‘i
•  2008 Appreciation Award - School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
•  2008 The Makua Makai Award - Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i
•  2008 Exceptional Community Service Award - Maui Democrats
•  2007 Certificate of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Women's Political Caucus
•  2007 Plaque of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Counseling Association
•  2006 Certificate of Appreciation - Maui Tobacco Free Partnership
•  2006 Outstanding Elected Official - Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i
•  2006 Kūlia Award - Hawai‘i Primary Care Association
•  2005 Raising the Bar Award
•  2005 Plaque of Appreciation - Maui Filipino Community Council and Binhi at Ani
•  2004 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Optometric Association
•  2004 Legislator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2004 Certificate of Appreciation - Binhi at Ani
•  2003 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Psychological Association
•  1998 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Long Term Care Association
•  1995 Distinguished Alumni - Southwest Texas State University Alumni Association
•  1990 - Plaque of Appreciation - Parents, Teachers and Students of King Kamehameha III School

Paul Harris Fellow - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Presidential Leadership Award - Women in Government
Certificate of Appreciation - Maui Tobacco Free Partnership
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced