31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 13
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 204
phone: 808-586-6130
fax: 808-586-6131
senrhoads@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
13th Senatorial District Map - Dowsett Highlands, Pu‘unui, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Pālama, Liliha, Iwilei, Chinatown, and Downtown
Professional Experience
•  State Representative, (2006-2016)
•  Legislative Aide, Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, (6 years)
•  Small business owner, solo law practice, (4 years)
•  Law practice, Perkin & Hosoda, (2 years)
•  Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, (3 years)
•  Legislative Aide, U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, (2 years)
•  Intern, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Community Activities
•  Downtown Neighborhood Board, (10 years)
•  Chinatown Citizens Patrol, (14 years)
•  Pacific Gateway Center Board of Directors, (11 years)
•  Honolulu Tower Board of Directors, (6 years)

Education
•  J.D., George Washington University (with Honors), 1996
•  Summer clerk, Judge Corinne K.A. Watanabe (Intermediate Court of Appeals), 1995
•  M.A., University of London, Soviet & Eastern European Area Studies, 1987
•  B.A., Andrews University (History major, Chemistry minor), 1986
•  Indiana Academy (high school), Cicero, IN 1981

Awards and Recognition
•  2013 recipient of the Patsy T. Mink Award
•  2016 Certificate of appreciation, US Department of Defense
•  2013 Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States
•  2012 recipient of the Chinatown Heroes Award
•  AARP Certificate of Appreciation, for helping to pass the CARE Act
•  City and County of Honolulu, Environmental Hero Award of Recognition
•  Named Freshman Legislator of the Year for 2007 by the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly
•  Japanese-American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter, Certificate of Appreciation
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced