Hawaii House of Representatives

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Hawaiʻi House of Representatives
Hawaii State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Lower house
Term limits None
History
New session started January 16, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the House Joseph M. Souki, (D)
Since January 16, 2013
Vice Speaker John Mizuno, (D)
Since January 16, 2013
Majority Leader Scott Saiki, (D)
Since January 16, 2013
Minority Leader Aaron Johanson, (R)
Since January 16, 2013
Structure
Seats 51
Political groups Democratic Party (44)
Republican Party (7)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article III, Hawaii Constitution
Salary $48,708/year + per diem
Elections
Last election November 6, 2012
(51 seats)
Next election November 4, 2014
(51 seats)
Redistricting Hawaii Reapportionment Commission
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii
Website
Hawaii House of Representatives
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The Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower house of the Hawaii State Legislature. Pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the Hawaii Constitution, amended during the 1978 constitutional convention, the House of Representatives consists of 51 members representing an equal amount of districts across the islands. It is led by the Speaker of the House elected from the membership of the House, with majority and minority leaders elected from their party's respective caucuses. The current Speaker of the House is Joseph M. Souki.

Legislators are elected to two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. As in many state legislatures in the United States, the Hawaii House of Representatives is a part-time body and legislators often have active careers outside of government. The upper chamber of the legislature is the Hawaii State Senate.

As of 2012, members of the Hawaii legislature are paid $46,272/year. Additionally, legislators receive $150/day for per diem for members living outside Oahu during session, and $120/day during the interim while conducting official legislative business. Members living on Oahu receive $10/day during the interim while conducting legislative business.[1]

The $46,272/year that Hawaii legislators are paid as of 2011 is an increase over the $35,900 they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem for members outside the Oahu area has increased from $120/day in 2007 to $150/day in 2011. [2]

Composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

The Democratic Party holds a supermajority of seats in the chamber (44 of 51 total seats).

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature (2012) 43 8 51 0
Begin (2013) 44 7 51 0
Latest voting share 86% 14%

Leadership[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Joseph M. Souki Democratic 8
Majority Leader Scott Saiki Democratic 26
Minority Leader Aaron Johanson Republican 31

Members[edit]

District Representative Party County(ies) Areas represented
1 Mark Nakashima Democratic Hawaiʻi Hāmākua, North and South Hilo
2 Clift Tsuji Democratic Keaukaha, parts of Hilo, Panaʻewa, Waiakea
3 Richard Onishi Democratic Hilo, Keaʻau, Kurtistown, Puna
4 Faye Hanohano Democratic Puna
5 Richard Creagan Democratic Na'alehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona
6 Nicole Lowen Democratic North Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokōhau
7 Cindy Evans Democratic North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala
8 Joseph M. Souki Democratic Maui Kahakuloa, Waiheʻe, Waiehu, Puʻuohala, Wailuku, Kahului
9 Justin Woodson[Note 1] Democratic Kahului, Puʻunēnē, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani
10 Angus McKelvey Democratic West Maui, Māʻalaea, North Kīhei
11 Kaniela Ing Democratic Kīhei, Wailea, Makena
12 Kyle Yamashita Democratic Sprecklesville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua, Kahului
13 Mele Carroll Democratic Maui, Kalawao Haiku, Hāna, Kaupo, Kīpahulu, Nahiku, Pāʻia, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Molokini
14 Derek Kawakami Democratic Kauaʻi Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Anahola, Kapaʻa, Wailua
15 James Tokioka Democratic Wailuā Homesteads, Hanamāʻulu, Līhuʻe, Puhi, Old Kōloa Town, ʻŌmaʻo
16 Dee Morikawa Democratic Niʻihau, Lehua, Kōloa, Waimea
17 Gene Ward Republican Honolulu Hawaiʻi Kai, Kalama Valley
18 Mark Hashem Democratic Hahaʻione, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, ʻĀina Haina, Waiʻalae, Kāhala
19 Bertrand Kobayashi Democratic Waiʻalae-Kāhala, Diamond Head, Kaimuki, Kapahulu
20 Calvin K.Y. Say Democratic St. Louis Heights, Pālolo Valley, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimukī
21 Scott Nishimoto Democratic Mōʻiliʻili, McCully, Kaimukī
22 Tom Brower Democratic Waikīkī, Ala Moana
23 Isaac Choy Democratic Mānoa, Punahou, University, Mōʻiliʻili
24 Della Au Belatti Democratic Makiki, Tantalus, Papakōlea, McCully, Pawaʻa, Manoa
25 Sylvia Luke Democratic Makiki, Punchbowl, Nuʻuanu, Dowsett Highlands, Pacific Heights, Pauoa
26 Scott Saiki Democratic McCully, Kaheka, Kakaʻako, Downtown Honolulu
27 Takashi Ohno Democratic Nuʻuanu, Liliha, Pauoa, ʻĀlewa Heights
28 John Mizuno Democratic Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of lower Kalihi
29 Karl Rhoads Democratic Kalihi, Kapālama, Iwilei, Chinatown
30 Romy Cachola Democratic Sand Island, Mokauea, Kapalama, Kalihi Kai
31 Aaron Johanson Republican Moanalua, Red Hill, Foster Village, ʻAiea, Fort Shafter, Moanalua Gardens, Aliamanu, Lower Pearlridge
32 Linda Ichiyama Democratic Moanalua Valley, Salt Lake, Aliamanu
33 K. Mark Takai Democratic ʻAiea
34 Gregg Takayama Democratic Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades
35 Roy Takumi Democratic Pearl City, Manana, Waipiʻo
36 Beth Fukumoto Republican Mililani, Mililani Mauka
37 Ryan Yamane Democratic Mililani, Waipiʻo Gentry, Waikele
38 Henry Aquino Democratic Waipahu
39 Ty Cullen Democratic Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo, West Loch
40 Bobb McDermott Republican ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, ʻEwa Gentry, Iroquois Point
41 Rida Cabanilla Democratic ʻEwa Villages, ʻEwa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch
42 Sharon Har Democratic Kapolei, Makakilo
43 Karen Awana Democratic ʻEwa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nānākuli, Lualualei, ʻili
44 Jo Jordan Democratic Waiʻanae, Mākaha, Makua, ʻili
45 Lauren Cheape Republican Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipiʻo Acres, Mililani
46 Marcus Oshiro Democratic Wahiawa, Whitmore Village
47 Richard Fale Republican Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku, Laie, Hauʻula, Waiāhole, Sunset Beach, Punaluʻu, Kaʻaʻawa
48 Jessica Wooley Democratic Kāneʻohe, Heʻeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluʻu, Haʻikū Valley, Mokuoloe
49 Ken Ito Democratic Kāneʻohe, Maunawili, Olomana
50 Cynthia Thielen Republican Kailua, Kāneʻohe Bay
51 Chris Lee Democratic Lanikai, Waimānalo
  1. ^ Named on January 15, 2013 as replacement for Gilbert S. C. Keith-Agaran, who was appointed to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Shan Tsutsui.[3]

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