Photo of Rep. Okamura

Tom Okamura (D)

33rd Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 406
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
phone 808-586-6340; fax 808-586-6341
e-mail repokamura@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Educational Background

University of Hawaii, BA political science 1970; Hilo High School

Professional History:  Hawaii State Legislature, 1980 - Present; Vice Chair, Education Committee, 1998; Majority Leader, 1994-96, 1997-98; Chair, House Policy Committee, 1994 - present; Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee, 1993; Majority Whip, 1991-93; Majority Leader, 1987-90; Majority Floor Leader, 1985-86; Chair, Comm on Energy, Ecology & Environmental Protection, 1983-84; House Liaison, Oahu County Democratic Party
    Pacific Century Financial Corporation, 1997 - 2000; Vice President and Manager, Marketing and Community Services Officer
    Hawaiian Trust Company, Ltd., 1989-1997; Financial Services Officer, Sales and Marketing Division
    The Prudential Insurance Co. of America, 1987-89; Special Agent Registered Representative
    Valley of the Temples Corporation, 1984; Part-time Salesman
    Hawaii State Association of Counties, 1979; Executive Secretary
    Honolulu City Council, 1979; Legislative Aide, Councilman George Akahane
    HI Department of Education, 1978-80; Vice Chair, Bd of Education
    Hawaii State Constitutional Convention, 1978; Delegate, District 7B (Hawaii Kai), and Chairman, Committee on Ethics
    East-West Center, Culture Learning Institute; Project Director, Bilingual-Bicultural Planning Program
    Hawaii State Legislature, Senate, 1975; Administrative Aide/Office Manager to Senator Anson Chong
    Hawaii State Legislature, House of Representatives, 1972 - 74; Committee Clerk/Office Manager to Representative Stanley Roehrig; 
    Micrographics, Ltd.
, Downtown Copy Service, 1970 - 71; Manager

Affiliations:  Aiea Hongwanji Mission; Aiea Lions Club; Aiea-Pearl City Graffiti Busters; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu; Economic Development Alliance of HI; Hiroshima-Hawaii Sister State Planning Committee

Committees:  Education (Vice Chair); Higher Education; Transportation; Labor and Public Employment