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Suzanne Chun Oakland (D)

14th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 228
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
phone 808-586-6130; fax 808-586-6131
e-mail senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Family
Daughter of Philip S. Chun and Mei-Chih Chun. Philip has been with the Kalihi Y.M.C.A. for over 30 years, serving as its Executive Director for over 20 years. Mei-Chih was a social worker for the State and later became a full-time mother, taking an active interest in her children's activities. Both parents are now retired. Sister Jeanne and brother Randall are pursuing careers in international business and commercial arts, respectively. Married on June 11, 1994 to Michael Sands Chun Oakland. Three children Mailene Nohea Pua Oakland, Christopher Michael Sing Kamakaku Oakland, and Lauren Suzanne Le Rong Kemelenohea Oakland.
Education
Lanakila Elementary School;Kawananakoa Intermediate School; McKinley High School, Honor graduate; University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Communications and Psychology
Employment
State Senator for Senate District 14, 1996 - present; State Representative for House District 27, 1990-1996; Research assistant and Office Manager to City Council Member Gary Gill, 1987 to 1990; an administrative Assistant for Smolenski and Woodell, Attorneys at Law, 1984 to 1986; community Services Specialist to the Hawaii State Senate under Senator Anthony Chang, 1984; an administrative assistant for Au's Plumbing and Metal Works, 1979 to 1990.
Community Activities
Honolulu Neighborhood Housing Services BoD, 1989 to present; Hawaii State Youth Volunteer Bd, 1978 to present; BoD of McKinley High School Foundation and McKinley Alumni Assn, 1989 to now; Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center's Participant Advisory Bd, 1991 to now; The CHOW Project Committee, 1992 to present; Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 1991 to now; Hawaii Chinese Civic Assn, 1991 to now; Chung Wah Chung Kung Hui, 1991 to now; Sex Abuse Treatment Center Advisory Bd, 1993 to now; Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Cncl, 1993 to now; Susannah Wesley Community Ctr BoD, 1994 to now; HI Housing Development Corp. BoD, 1993 to now; Children's Trust Fund Advisory Cncl, 1993 to now; BoD of the Liliha-Palama Business Assn, 1994 to now; BoD of the YWCA, 1994 to now; HI Kids Count Cncl, 1994 to now; Kalihi-Palama Culture and Arts Society, 1994 to present;  Assistive Technology Resource Ctr of HI Community Task Force, 1995 to present; Convenor of the Elder Abuse & Neglect Task Force, 1995 to now; Co-Convenor of the Child Protection Roundtable, 1996 to now; Co-Convenor of the Health Quest Roundtable, 1995 to now
Awards
Go to her web site at  www.capitol.hawaii.gov

Committees:  Health and Human Services (Chair); Ways and Means; Judiciary; Labor and Environment