Hawaii House of Representatives

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Hawaiʻi House of Representatives
Hawaii State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 21, 2015
Leadership
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
Beth Fukumoto (R)
Since December 31, 2014
Structure
Seats 51
Hawaii state legislature diagram house.svg
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, Hawaii Constitution
Salary $57,852/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(51 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(51 seats)
Redistricting Hawaii Reapportionment Commission
Meeting place
Hawaii State Legislature.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii
Website
Hawaii House of Representatives
This article is part of a series on
Politics and Government of
Hawaii
Seal of the State of Hawaii.svg

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.

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 (2014) 44 7 51 0
Begin (2015) 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 Beth Fukumoto Republican 36

Members[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eagle, Nathan (December 29, 2014). "State Rep. Johanson Leaves Republican Party, Joins Democrats". Honolulu Civil Beat (Peer News). Retrieved December 29, 2014. 

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