|Vice Chair Honolulu City Council|
|Preceded by||Breene Harimoto|
|Honolulu City Council member, District 3|
May 27, 2009
|Preceded by||Barbara Marshall|
|Born||Justin-Michael Ikaika Anderson
February 5, 1978
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Justin-Michael "Ikaika" Anderson (born February 5, 1978) is an American politician from the state of Hawaii and a member of the Democratic Party. He is a Honolulu City Councilmember for the City and County of Honolulu’s District 3 (which includes Waimānalo, Kailua and Kāneʻohe). He is vice chair of the city council and is chair of its Zoning and Planning Committee.
Anderson was born on Oahu and raised on the windward side of the island by his single mother, Kim, and his grandparents, Whitney and Hannie Anderson (who both served in both chambers of the Hawaii state legislature). Though Anderson was adopted by his grandparents at two years of age, the three collectively raised him as hānai, a custom in Hawaii.
While attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Anderson served on the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) Senate.
Anderson launched two unsuccessful Hawaii state legislature attempts. He was elected to the Honolulu City Council in a 2009 special election for the seat of the late Barbara Marshall. Anderson served as Marshall’s legislative assistant and she mentored his political career. He was endorsed by Cliff Ziems, Marshall's husband, to succeed her seat on the city council. He was sworn into office on May 27, 2009.
He won his reelection in 2012 with about 64 percent of the vote.
In August 2013, Anderson announced he would seek the democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, which encompasses the urban core of Honolulu.
Anderson is married to Lisa Anderson (née Hirata). They have four children: Tianni, JW and twins Kaleb and Kaili.
He is a member of the Waimanalo Hawaiian Civic Club, Outrigger Canoe Club, University of Hawaii Alumni Association and Kamehameha Alumni Association.
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