Donna Mercado Kim
|Donna Mercado Kim|
|13th President of the Hawaii Senate|
|Preceded by||Shan Tsutsui|
|Member of the Hawaii Senate (District 14)|
|Alma mater||Washington State University (BA, 1974)|
Donna Mercado Kim is a Democratic politician and current 13th President of the Hawaii Senate (replacing Shan Tsutsui who left the position to become Lieutenant Governor). As President, she earns $53,773 annually. She was involved in a minor controversy when she was accused of pressuring the President of the University of Hawaii to accept her son's application to the William S. Richardson School of Law.
Elected to the Senate in 2000, she has chaired the Committee on Tourism, the Committee on Ways and Means, the Special Committee on Accountability, and the Task Force on Reinventing Government. From 2003-2008 and 2011-2013, Kim was the Vice President of the Senate. From 1984-2000, Kim served on the Honolulu City Council. From 1982-1984, Kim was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives. She is a graduate of Washington State University, although she also attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a Filipino American.
- Donna Mercado Kim chosen Hawaii Senate president | Hawaii Tribune Herald
- Donna Mercado Kim named Hawaii State Senate President - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL
- Kim disputes Greenwood's account of pressure Hawaii News, Honolulu, Honolulu News, Sports, Editorial, Features, Travel and Business - Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaii Newspap...
- Senate President Donna Mercado Kim’s Opening Day 2013 Remarks @ Hawai'i Senate Majority Caucus
- Donna Mercado Kim becomes first Fil-Am to head Hawaii Senate | Pinoy Abroad | GMA News Online
- Donna Mercado Kim - Honolulu Civil Beat
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- Senator Donna Kim's Biography - Project Vote Smart