Joseph M. Souki

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Joseph M. Souki
Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives
Assumed office
Preceded by Calvin Say
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives (8th District)
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1933-04-25) April 25, 1933 (age 81)
Puʻunene, Hawaii
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Frances Borge
Children Desiree, Mark
Residence Wailuku, Hawaii
Alma mater Woodbury University (BBA, 1954)
Profession Real estate broker
Religion Catholic
Website [1]

Joseph M. Souki is a Democratic politician and current Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives.[1] He replaced former Speaker Calvin Say in 2013, after organizing a coalition with both Democrats and Republicans.[2][3][4] This is his second time as Speaker, having served previously from 1993 to 1999.[5] He has represented Hawaii's 8th District since 1982, and has served as Chair of the Finance Committee and the Transportation Committee. He has been the primary sponsor of 825 bills.[6] Before becoming a politician, Souki was a real estate broker and Executive Director of the Maui Economic Opportunity.[7] He also served as a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1954-1956.[8]