30th Legislature, 2019
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The 30th Legislature will convene on January 16, 2019.
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Senate District 8
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 409
phone: 808-586-6030
fax: 808-586-6031
senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
Experience
 Education
•  Waimea High School, Waimea, Kaua‘i
•  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

 Kaua‘i County Council
•  Kaua‘i County Council Member (1983-2002)
•  Kaua‘i County Council Member (2006-2008)
•  Kaua‘i County Council Chair (12 years)

 Legislative
•  Appointed to the Hawai‘i State Senate in September 2010
•  Elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate in November 2010
•  7th Senatorial District - Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau
•  Elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate in November 2013
•  8th Senatorial District - Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau
•  Elected as Senate President in May 2015

 Committees
   2015-2018
•  Hawai‘i State Senate President

   2014-2015
•  Ways and Means, Vice-Chair
•  Education, Member
•  Transportation, Member

   2013-2014
•  Hawai‘i State Senate Vice President
•  Agriculture, Vice-Chair
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member

   2011-2013
•  Majority Caucus Leader
•  Tourism, Vice-Chair
•  Agriculture, Member
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member
Accomplishments
•  Director, National Association of Counties (1992-2002)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau (2006)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (2003-2006)
•  Chairman, Capital Campaign for Wilcos Health Foundation (2003-2005)
•  Vice-Chair, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (2005-2010)
•  Member, New Hope Kaua‘i (January 2011-present)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital Board (2006)
•  Member, YMCA Board of Directors (2003-2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee (2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i High School Baseball Booster Club (2006-2009)
•  President, Lihue Baseball League (1995-2000)
•  President, West Kaua‘i Midget Baseball League (1985-1990)
•  Head Coach, Waimea High School Girls Volleyball Program (1985-1987)
•  Coach, Simpson College Women's Volleyball Team (1980-1981)
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced