31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 210
phone: 808-586-7335
fax: 808-586-7339
Member of the following committees:
District Information
4th Senatorial District Map - Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona
Legislative Experience
•  Chairperson - Youth and Elderly Affairs, Lower Education, Agriculture, Higher Education
•  Vice Chair - Water, Land & Housing, Agriculture, Lower Education, Economic Development
•  Member - Commerce & Consumer Protection; Economic Development & Technology; Hawaiian Affairs; Ways and Means; Transportation, Ecology, Environment; Recreation, Government Operations & County Relations; Housing and Health; Hawaiian Affairs

•  General Manager, Waiaka Farms & Ranch
•  State Senator 1983-1990
•  Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee
•  Marketing Manager Kohala Farms

•  University of Hawaii at Manoa - Bachelor of Arts - Education
•  University of Hawaii, Hilo - Bachelor of Arts - Cultural Anthropology
•  University of Hawaii at Manoa/MA - Masters Degree in Education
•  Oregon State University/Ph.D. - Doctorate Degree in General Education and Community Education
•  Kamehameha School, Kapalama
Major Legislative Achievments
•  Research for valuable by-products of sugar-promotion and marketing of ag products
•  Agricultural loans
•  Marshaling and packing centers

•  New schools, classrooms and gyms
•  Accelerate repair and maintenance of existing facilities
•  Upgrade of instructions
•  Advance new programs

•  Hawaiian Language Center
•  Small Business Development Center
•  Center for Study of Active Volcanoes
•  Agriculture Action Alliance with UH-Manoa
•  Nursing program
•  Women's-Child care
•  Student housing
•  New classrooms

•  Long term and elderly care center

Water Resources:
•  Reservoir repair
•  Ditch acquisition
•  Exploratory wells
•  Pumps

Maui Community College
•  Hawaiian Language center
•  Campus Master plan
•  Sky Bridge
•  Nursing program
•  Classroom buildings
•  Women's Center

•  Airport and harbor expansion
•  Highway improvements

Affordable Housing
•  Coordination of State housing Finance and Development Corp. with private landowners and developers

•  Strengthened gun laws
•  Criminal record checks of school personnel
•  Increase victim compensation

•  Commercialization of research efforts
•  Accessible venture capital

•  Tax credits, more exemptions
•  Lowering tax brackets
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced