30th Legislature, 2019
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The 30th Legislature will convene on January 16, 2019.
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House District 49
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 432
phone: 808-586-8470
fax: 808-586-8474
repito@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
49 - Kaneohe, Maunawili, Olomana
PERSONAL
• Married to Joyce, retired public school teacher
• One daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
• University of Southern California, Global Education (Ed.D) (2015)
• Professional Diploma (1972)
• University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (1970)
• W. R. Farrington High School (1962)


MILITARY SERVICE:
• U.S. Air Force, 1962-1966 (Veteran-Honorable Discharge)

HONORS:
• NCSL - Department of Defense - Service as Co-Chair on Task Force on Military & Veteran's Affairs
• Commendation from Consul General of Japan (for creating mutual understanding of friendship between Japan and Hawaii)
• Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments, 2016
• Castle Knights Athletic Wall of Honor, 2016
• Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network, Legislator of the Year, 2014
• Ko'olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Distinguished Kama'aina of Kaneohe Bay, 2008
• National Guard Association of the U.S. Charles Dick Medal of Merit
• National Guard Association of the U.S. Patrick Henry Award, 2004
• Legislator of the Year, Friends of the Library of Hawaii, 2000
• Industrial Arts Teacher of the Year, 1990


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
• Legislator (State Representative), 1994-Present
• Majority Whip, 2007-2017
• Veterans, Military & International Affairs & Culture and the Arts, Chairman 2015-present
• Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee Chairman, 2003-2006
• Water, Land and Ocean Resources Committee Chairman, 2006-2010
• Education Committee Chairman, 1998-2002
• Public School Teacher (24 years)
• Teacher, 1970-1987
• Vocational-Technical Resource Teacher, 1987-1994

EXPERIENCE:
• Democratic Party of Hawaii Member
• State Democratic Convention Delegate, 1990-1992
• District Party Secretary-Treasurer
• Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education, Past President
• Educational Governance Task Force, 2002
• Felix Task Force
• Joint House/Senate Legislative Committee on Child and Adolescent Mental Health member, 1998-2002
• Committee on Early Childhood Education and Care member, 1998-2002
• Joint House/Senate Legislative Access Committee member, 1998-Present
• Culture and the Arts Committee member, 1998-2000
• Economic Development and Business Concerns Committee member, 1996-2000
• Tourism Committee member, 1996-2000
• Agriculture Committee member, 1998-2000
• Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1996-1998
• Finance Committee member, 1994-1998
• Legislative Management Committee member, 1996-1998
• Joint House-Senate Legislative Access Committee, Co-chair, 1996-1998
• Labor & Public Employment Committee member, 1994-1996
• Transportation Committee member, 1994-1996
• Intergovernmental Relations & International Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair, 1994-1996
• Education Commission of the States Commissioner, 1998-2002
• National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
• Hawaii School Leadership Academy
• Workforce Development Council
• Honolulu District School to Work Council
• Hawaii Educational Policy Center's (HEPC) Advisory Panel
• Laptops for Learning Committee
• Task Force to Develop a Statewide Program for Hawaii's Schools that Focuses on Strong
• Academic Standards, Assessment Testing, and Accountability

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS & INVOLVEMENT:
• Association for Career and Technical Education
• Benjamin Parker Elem PTA
• Civil Air Patrol, Major
• Ehime-Hawaii Goodwill Youth Baseball Tournament Committee, Member
• Hawaii Youth Baseball Exchange Committee, Member
• Heeia Elem PTA
• Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
• James B. Castle Alumni & Community Association
• James B. Castle High School Band-Aid Association
• James B. Castle High School Parent Partnership
• James B. Castle High School SCBM
• Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
• Kane`ohe Business Group
• Kane`ohe Community Family Center
• Kane`ohe Elementary School PTA
• Kane`ohe Neighborhood Board #30, 1989-1993 Planning and Development Committee, Chair
• Kane`ohe Senior Hui
• Kaneohe Christmas Parade Committee
• Kapunahala Elementary School Ohana
• Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Member
• Niigata Kenjin Kai, Former Board Member
• Puohala Elem PTA
• Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School Ohana
• Selective Service System, Former Board Member
• Veterans of Foreign Wars, Windward Post 10154
• Windward Oahu Jaycees Extension, Honorary Chair
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced