|Maile S.L. Shimabukuro|
Sen. Shimabukuro on 12 January 2015, opening day of the Hawaii State Legislature.
|Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 21 district
|Preceded by||Colleen Hanabusa|
October 1, 1970 |
Maile S.L. Shimabukuro (born October 1, 1970), is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing the state's 21st district since her election in 2011. The district includes Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Mākua on the island of Oahu. She is a graduate of Iolani School, Colorado College and the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.
State Senator, District 21 Leeward Coast (01/2011-present)
- Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee
- Member, Ways & Means
- Member, Transportation & Energy
- Member, International Affairs & the Arts
- Member, Women's and Hawaiian Caucuses
- (Past) Vice Chair, Judiciary & Labor Committee
- (Past) Member, Water & Land Committee
State House Representative, District 45 Waianae/Makaha/Makua (01/2003-12/2010)
- Chair, Human Services & Housing Committee (2005-2006)
- Vice Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee (2009-2010)
Auto Accident Feb. 2003
In February 2003, Shimabukuro was involved in a car accident while driving toward Honolulu from Waianae. Her vehicle flipped over and landed in the Waianae-bound traffic lane. Shimabukuro was unharmed and credits her safety to the fact that she was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the incident. "I'm so grateful for that seatbelt law," said Shimabukuro. "If it were not for the seatbelt, I think I would have probably broken my neck or been dead right now."