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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, January 21, 2004

The House

 •  Election-year legislative session begins
 •  Women's coalition emphasizes drug treatment
 •  The Senate

Advertiser Staff

• The State Capitol Web site at www.capitol.hawaii.gov offers a variety of information including a legislative timetable, notices of when bills will be heard and links to lawmakers' e-mail.

Bills introduced this year will be available at the Web site as they are filed. A legislative history of each measure also is available at the site along with records of what bills have been referred to each committee.

• More information also is available at the Public Access Room in Room 401 of the State Capitol. Public Access Room staff have scheduled workshops on the legislative process, citizen lobbying and other subjects.

To get the workshop schedule, call the Public Access Room at 587-0478. During the legislative session, the Public Access Room will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

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Felipe "Jun" Abinsay
D-29th (Kalihi, Sand Island) Majority Whip; Chair, Agriculture
Room 402
Phone: 586-6010
Fax: 586-6011
E-mail: repabinsay@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Feb. 28, 1949
Occupation: former vice president of community relations, International Savings & Loan
Spouse: Elizabeth Abinsay, M.D., pediatrician

Dennis Arakaki
D-30th (Moanalua, Kalihi Valley, 'Alewa) Chair, Health
Room 436
Phone: 586-6050
Fax: 586-6051
E-mail: reparakaki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 18, 1947
Occupation: executive director, Honolulu Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.
Spouse: Michiko Toba-Arakaki, office manager, Kalihi Union Church

Brian Blundell
R-10th (W. Maui)
Room 319
Phone: 586-6160
Fax: 586-6161
E-mail: repblundell@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 25, 1941
Occupation: owner, Central Pacific Marine

Kika Bukoski
R-12th (Upcountry Maui) Minority Whip
Room 317
Phone: 586-6330
Fax: 586-6631
E-mail: repbukoski@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 14, 1965
Occupation: self-employed, Techform Hawaii LLC

Kirk Caldwell
D-24th (Manoa) Vice-chair, Transportation
Room 406
Phone: 586-8475
Fax: 586-8479
E-mail: repcaldwell@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 4, 1952
Occupation: attorney, Ashford & Wriston
Spouse: Donna Tanoue, vice chairman of financial services, Bankoh

Jerry Chang
D-2nd (Hilo) Chair, Tourism & Culture
Room 435
Phone: 586-6120
Fax: 586-6121
E-mail: repchang@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 15, 1947
Occupation: Realtor; owner, JLC Consultant Group

Corinne Ching
R-27th (Liliha, Pu'unui)
Room 330
Phone: 586-9415
Fax: 586-9421
E-mail: repching@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Aug. 31, 1961
Occupation: former public school teacher
Spouse: Stuart D. Lerner, ER physician

Cindy Evans
D-7th (N. Kona, S. Kohala) Vice-Chair, Education
Room 311
Phone: 586-8510
Fax: 586-8514
E-mail: repevans@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 26, 1952
Occupation: full-time legislator
Spouse: Rick Evans, development and management of hospitals

Lynn Finnegan
R-32nd (Aliamanu, Airport, Mapunapuna)
Room 328
Phone: 586-9470
Fax: 586-9476
E-mail: repfinnegan@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 3, 1970
Occupation: mortgage loan officer, Primary Residential Mortgage
Spouse: Peter, fire captain

Galen Fox
R-23rd (Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kaka'ako) Minority Leader
Room 318
Phone: 586-8520
Fax: 586-8524
E-mail: repfox@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Feb. 24, 1943
Occupation: economic development specialist

Helene Hale
D-4th (Puna) Chair, International Affairs
Room 331
Phone: 586-6530
Fax: 586-6531
E-mail: rephale@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: March 23, 1918
Occupation: retired real estate broker

Chris Halford
R-11th (S. Maui) Minority Policy Leader
Room 305
Phone: 586-8525
Fax: 586-8529
E-mail: rephalford@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Dec. 12, 1951
Occupation: owner, Composite Fabricators

Eric Hamakawa
D-3rd (Hilo, Kea'au, Mt. View) Chair, Judiciary
Room 302
Phone: 586-8480
Fax: 586-8484
E-mail: rephamakawa@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Nov. 12, 1964
Occupation: former House Judiciary Committee clerk

Bob Herkes
D-5th (Ka'u, S. Kona) Majority Whip; Vice-Chair, Consumer Protection and Commerce
Room 419
Phone: 586-8400
Fax: 586-8404
E-mail: repherkes@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Jan 24, 1931
Occupation: semi-retired management consultant
Spouse: Jo-Anna, consultant, SSFM

Ken Hiraki
D-28th (Iwilei, Downtown, Makiki) Chair, Consumer Protection and Commerce
Room 320
Phone: 586-6180
Fax: 586-6181
E-mail: rephiraki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Feb. 24, 1960
Occupation: Realtor associate, Pacific Resource Realty
Spouse: Robin Hiraki, public school teacher

Ken Ito
D-48th (Kane'ohe) Majority Whip; Chair, Public Safety and Military Affairs
Room 420
Phone: 586-8470
Fax: 586-8474
E-mail: repito@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: April 29, 1944
Occupation: retired public school teacher
Spouse: Joyce Ito, retired public school teacher

Mark Jernigan
R-6th (Kailua, Keauhou)
Room 324
Phone: 586-9605
Fax: 586-9608
E-mail: repjernigan@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: June 9, 1959
Occupation: owner, Soil Plus and Big Island Hauling Inc.
Spouse: Denise, CFO, Big Island Hauling Inc.

Michael Kahikina
D-44th (Nanakuli, Honokai Hale) Chair, Human Services and Housing
Room 404
Phone: 586-8465
Fax: 586-8469
E-mail: repkahikina@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Jan. 16, 1950
Occupation: administrator, Boys and Girls Club
Spouse: Naomi Kahikina, teacher, Head Start/HCAP

Sol Kaho'ohalahala
D-13th (E. Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i) Vice-Chair, Water, Land Use and Hawaiian Affairs
Room 405
Phone: 586-6790
Fax: 586-6779
E-mail: repkahoohalahala@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: March 30, 1951
Occupation: former director of cultural resources, Castle & Cooke Resorts
Spouse: Lynn Kaho'ohalahala, public school vice principal

Ezra Kanoho
D-15th (Lihu'e, Koloa) Chair, Water, Land Use and Hawaiian Affairs
Room 432
Phone: 586-6270
Fax: 586-6271
E-mail: repkanoho@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 16, 1927
Occupation: retired, GTE Hawaiian Tel
Spouse: Paulina Kanoho, homemaker

Jon Karamatsu
D-41st (Waipahu, Village Park, Waikele) Vice-Chair, Tourism and Culture
Room 427
Phone: 586-8490
Fax: 586-8494
E-mail: repkaramatsu@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Dec. 21, 1974
Occupation: attorney; JRK Enterprises, president

Bertha Kawakami
D-16th (Po'ipu, Waimea, Ni'ihau) Majority Whip; Vice-Chair, Finance
Room 434
Phone: 586-6280
Fax: 586-6281
E-mail: repkawakami@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 28, 1931
Occupation: former deputy district superintendent, Kaua'i District

Marilyn Lee
D-38th (Mililani, Mililani Mauka) Majority Floor Leader
Room 421
Phone: 586-9460
Fax: 586-9466
E-mail: replee@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Jan. 15, 1940
Occupation: call-in nursing supervisor, Wahiawa General Hospital
Spouse: Sam Lee, retired state representative and foreign service officer

Bertha Leong
R-18th (Kahala, 'Aina Haina, Kuli'ou'ou)
Room 327
Phone: 586-6510
Fax: 586-6511
E-mail: repleong@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 21
Occupation: Real estate broker, Prudential Locations

Sylvia Luke
D-26th Punchbowl, Pacific Hts., Nu'uanu Valley) Vice-speaker; Vice-Chair, Legislative Management
Room 422
Phone: 586-8530
Fax: 586-8534
E-mail: repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Dec. 15, 1967
Occupation: attorney, Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks
Spouse: Michael Luke, project engineer, S&M Sakamoto Inc.

Michael Magaoay
D-46th (Kahuku, North Shore, Schofield) Chair, Legislative Management
Room 418
Phone: 586-6380
Fax: 586-6381
E-mail: repmagoay@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Aug. 13, 1953
Occupation: Sr. project engineer, A-1-A Lectricion Inc.
Spouse: Felimar Magaoay, accountant clerk, Alii Glass & Metal Inc.

Barbara Marumoto
R-19th (Kaimuki, Kahala, Wai'alae Iki)
Room 304
Phone: 586-6310
Fax: 586-6311
E-mail: repmarumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 21, 1939
Occupation: former Realtor associate
Spouse: Richard Coons, retired certified public accountant

Colleen Meyer
R-47th (Ha'iku, Kahalu'u, La'ie) Minority Floor Leader
Room 333
Phone: 586-8540
Fax: 586-8544
E-mail: repmeyer@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: March 8, 1939
Occupation: self-employed property manager
Spouse: George Meyer, self-employed salesman

Romeo Mindo
D-43rd ('Ewa Beach, West Loch) Vice-chair, Public Safety and Military Affairs
Room 303
Phone: 586-9730
Fax: 586-9738
E-mail: repmindo@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Aug. 11, 1937
Occupation: staff member, Unity House Inc.
Spouse: Rica, homemaker

Hermina Morita
D-14th (Kapa'a, Hanalei) Chair, Energy and Environmental Protection
Room 314
Phone: 586-8435
Fax: 586-8437
E-mail: repmorita@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 2, 1954
Occupation: former business manager, Kilauea Point Natural History Association
Spouse: Lance Laney, drywall and plaster contracting

Mark Moses
R-40th (Makakilo, Kapolei, Royal Kunia) Asst. Minority Policy Leader
Room 310
Phone: 586-8500
Fax: 586-8504
E-mail: repmoses@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: May 25, 1948
Occupation: retired Marine Corps officer
Suk, homemaker

Bob Nakasone
D-9th (Kahului, Paia) Majority Whip; Vice-Chair, Labor and Public Employment
Room 424
Phone: 586-6210
Fax: 586-6211
E-mail: repnakasone@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: March 8, 1940
Occupation: owner, Ameritone-Maui paint stores
Spouse: Ruth Nakasone, owner, Ameritone-Maui

Scott Nishimoto
D-21st (Kapahulu, Diamond Head) Vice-Chair, Health
Room 441
Phone: 586-8515
Fax: 586-8519
E-mail: repnishimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: April 3, 1974
Occupation: attorney

Guy Ontai
R-37th (Mililani, Waipi'o) Minority Whip
Room 326
Phone: 586-6150
Fax: 586-6151
E-mail: repontai@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 27, 1956
Occupation: chief operating officer, Pacific American Foundation
Spouse: Pennylynn Ontai, registered nurse, Castle Home

Blake Oshiro
D-33rd (Halawa, 'Aiea, Pearlridge) Majority Whip; Vice-Chair, Judiciary
Room 332
Phone: 586-6340
Fax: 586-6341
E-mail: repboshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Jan. 16, 1970
Occupation: attorney, Wong & Oshima

Marcus Oshiro
D-39th (Wahiawa) Majority Whip; Chair, Labor and Public Employment
Room 439
Phone: 586-8505
Fax: 586-8509
E-mail: repmoshiro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: April 24, 1959
Occupation: self-employed attorney
Spouse: Lauzanne Oshiro, administrative assistant, Queen Emma Foundation

David Pendleton
R-49th (Kaneohe, Maunawili, Enchanted Lake) Asst. Minority Leader
Room 442
Phone: 586-9490
Fax: 586-9496
E-mail: reppendleton@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Feb. 2, 1967
Occupation: attorney/pastor, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Spouse: Noemi Pendleton, homemaker

Scott Saiki
D-22nd (McCully, Pawa'a) Majority Leader
Room 438
Phone: 586-8485
Fax: 586-8489
E-mail: repsaiki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 17, 1964
Occupation: attorney, Bickerton Saunders & Dang
Spouse: Patsy Saiki, attorney, Watanabe Ing & Kawashima

Calvin Say
D-20th (St. Louis Hts., Palolo, Wilhelmina Rise) Speaker
Room 431
Phone: 586-6100
Fax: 586-6101
E-mail: repsay@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Feb. 1, 1952
Occupation: businessman, Kotake Shokai Ltd. (importer)
Spouse: Cora Say, public school teacher

Brian Schatz
D-25th (Makiki, Tantalus) Majority Whip; Chair, Economic Development and Business Concerns
Room 425
Phone: 586-9425
Fax: 586-9431
E-mail: repschatz@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 20, 1972
Occupation: chief executive officer, Helping Hands Hawaii
Spouse: Linda Schatz, self-employed website developer

Maile Shimabukuro
D-45th (Wai'anae, Makaha) Vice-Chair, Human Services and Housing
Room 315
Phone: 586-8460
Fax: 586-8464
E-mail: repshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 1, 1970
Occupation: attorney, Legal Aid Society

Alex Sonson
D-35th (Waipahu, Crestview) Vice-Chair, Agriculture
Room 323
Phone: 586-6520
Fax: 586-6521
E-mail: repsonson@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 25, 1959
Occupation: self-employed attorney
Spouse: Jennifer, unlicensed attorney

Joe Souki
D-8th (Wailuku, Waiehu) Chair, Transportation
Room 433
Phone: 586-9444
Fax: 586-9499
E-mail: repsouki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: April 25, 1933
Occupation: Realtor, Joe Souki Realty
Spouse: Frances Souki, accountant, Lloyd Kimura CPA Inc.

William Stonebraker
R-17th (Hawai'i Kai, Kalama Valley)
Room 322
Phone: 586-6420
Fax: 586-6421
E-mail: repstonebraker@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Nov. 26, 1971
Occupation: assistant pastor, Calvary Chapel of Honolulu
Spouse: Keren Stonebraker, homemaker

K. Mark Takai
D-34th (Pearl City, Newtown, Royal Summit) Chair, Higher Education; Vice-Chair, International Affairs
Room 403
Phone: 586-8455
Fax: 586-8459
E-mail: reptakai@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: July 1, 1967
Occupation: preventive medical officer, Hawai'i Army National Guard
Spouse: Sami Takai, director of development, UH Foundation

Dwight Takamine
D-1st (N. Hilo, Hamakua, N. Kohala) Chair, Finance
Room 306
Phone: 586-6200
Fax: 586-6201
E-mail: reptakamine@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Jan. 29, 1953
Occupation: attorney

Roy Takumi
D-36th (Pearl City, Palisades) Chair, Education
Room 444
Phone: 586-6170
Fax: 586-6171
E-mail: reptakumi@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Oct. 13, 1952
Occupation: communications director, Hawaii State AFL-CIO
Spouse: Wanda Kutaka, loan assistant, Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii

Tulsi Gabbard Tamayo
D-42nd (Waipahu, Honouliuli, 'Ewa) Vice-Chair, Higher Education
Room 313
Phone: 586-6080
Fax: 586-6081
E-mail: reptamayo@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: April 12, 1981
Occupation: full-time legislator
Spouse: Eduardo, self-employed

Cynthia Thielen
R-50th (Kailua, Mokapu) Asst. Minority floor leader
Room 443
Phone: 586-6480
Fax: 586-6481
E-mail: repthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 22, 1933
Occupation: retired attorney
Spouse: Mickey Thielen, retired contractor

Glenn Wakai
D-31st (Salt Lake, Tripler) Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Business Concerns
Room 316
Phone: 586-6220
Fax: 586-6221
E-mail: repwakai@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: May 14, 1967
Occupation: former television news reporter

Tommy Waters
D-51st (Waimanalo, Lanikai) Vice-Chair, Energy and Environmental Protection
Room 426
Phone: 586-9450
Fax: 586-9456
E-mail: repwaters@capitol.hawaii.gov
Born: Sept. 27, 1965
Occupation: attorney Spouse: Emily, attorney