Posted on Jan. 14, 2001

The 2001 Hawai'i State Legislature

How to reach your representative and senator

House of Representatives

The make-up of the 51-member House under Speaker Calvin Say changed dramatically in last year's election. Eleven members -- all Democrats -- either stepped down or lost in the election. Several of those seats were taken over by Republicans, who now number 19 members. With a larger group, Republicans are hoping to have a stronger influence in pushing classic GOP proposals such as eliminating the excise tax on food, rent and medical services and replacing the statewide Board of Education with smaller, locally-elected school boards.

Make your voice heard
• Contact your legislators.
• Join our discussion on what you would like to see the Legislature accomplish this year.
• Start a petition. Visit our E the People town hall and get a movement going on the issues that matter to you.

More information on the Internet
The State Capitol Web site at offers a variety of information including a legislative timetable, notices of when bills will be heard and links to lawmakers’ e-mail.
Also available at the site are texts of bills and resolutions introduced in 1999, which are still active.
Bills introduced this year will be added as they are filed. A legislative history of each measure are also available at the site along with records of what bills have been referred to each committee.
• More information is also available at the Public Access Room in Room 401 of the State Capitol. Public Access Room staff have scheduled about 15 workshops on the legislative process, citizen lobbying and other subjects for January and February.
A workshop schedule is available at the Access Room Web page at The Web site also features descriptions of how a bill becomes a law and links to other useful sites.
The Public Access Room is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The room has expanded hours just before the key legislative deadlines. The phone number is 587-0478.

Representatives by last name

Felipe “Jun” Abinsay Jr.
D-29th (Kalihi-Palama, Moanalua)
Room 402
Phone: 586-6010
Fax: 586-6011
Lei Ahu lsa
D-27th (Puunui, Alewa, Nuuanu)
Room 314
Phone: 586-9415
Fax: 586-9421
Dennis Arakaki
D-28th (Kalihi Valley, Kam Hts.)
Room 436
Phone: 586-6050
Fax: 586-6051
E-mail: reparakaki@capitol.hawaii.
Emily Auwae
R-44th (Waianae, Makaha)
Room 328
Phone: 586-8460
Fax: 586-8464
E-mail: repauwae@capitol.hawaii.
Kika Bukoski
R-10th (Upcountry Maui)
Room 317
Phone: 586-6330
Fax: 586-6331
Benjamin Cabreros
D-30th (Kalihi Kai, Mapunapuna)
Room 311
Phone: 586-6110
Fax: 586-6111
Ed Case
D-23rd (Manoa)
Room 323
Phone: 586-8475
Fax: 586-8479
Jerry Chang
D-2nd (S. Hilo)
Room 435
Phone: 586-6120
Fax: 586-6121
Ron Davis
R-7th (LÅnai, W. Maui, Molokai)
Room 326
Phone: 586-6790
Fax: 586-6779
Charles Djou
R-47th (Kahaluu,Kaneohe)
Room 313
Phone: 586-6490
Fax: 586-6491
Willie Espero
D-41st (Ewa Beach)
Room 406
Phone: 586-6360
Fax: 586-6361
Galen Fox
R-21st (Waikiki, Ala Wai)
Room 318
Phone: 586-8520
Fax: 586-8524
Nestor R. Garcia
D-37th (Waipahu, Crestview)
Room 421
Phone: 586-8490
Fax: 586-8494
Joe Gomes
R-51st (Lanikai, Waimanalo)
Room 303
Phone: 586-9450
Fax: 586-9456
Helene Hale
D-4th (Ka‘u,Puna)
Room 331
Phone: 586-6530
Fax: 586-6531
Chris Halford
R-11th (S. Maui, Keokea, Kihei)
Room 305
Phone: 586-8525
Fax: 586-8529
E-mail: rephalford@
Eric Hamakawa
D-3rd (S. Hilo, Puna)
Room 302
Phone: 586-8480
Fax: 586-8484
Kenneth Hiraki
D-4th (Ka‘u, Puna)
Room 320
Phone: 586-6180
Fax: 586-6181
Ken Ito
D-48th (Kaneohe)
Room 420
Phone: 586-8470
Fax: 586-8474
Mindy Jaffe
R-19th (Waikiki,Kaimuki,Diamond Head)
Room 330
Phone: 586-8515
Fax: 586-8519

Representatives by last name