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Hawaii State Senator District 9 - Les Ihara, Jr. (9th District) Location / Contact:
9th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 217
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone 808-586-6250/737-2246
Fax 808-586-6251
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Web Site: http://tinyurl.com/senator-les-ihara
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Personal Background
  • Born: Honolulu, April 19, 1951
  • Married: Catherine L. Cooke
Education
  • University of Hawaii, BA 1975
  • Mid Pacific Institute, 1969

Political Office
  • State Senate 1994-present; Majority Policy Leader, 2007 - present, Majority Leader 1997-2000, Majority Floor Leader 1995-96
  • Joint Legislative Committee on Aging in Place Co-Chair, 2006 - present
  • State House 1986-1994; Majority Floor Leader 1993-94; Intergovernmental Relations and International Affairs Committee Chair, 1991-92
  • Chairman, Oahu Democratic Party 1990-94, 1982-84
  • Delegate and Vice President, State Constitutional Convention 1978

Professional
  • Community Development
  • Communications Director

Community
  • Kaimuki Business & Professional Association
  • Kaimuki Lions Club
  • Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA
  • New Kapahulu Business Association

Civic
  • Kettering Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Legislative Effectiveness Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Common Cause Hawaii; President's Council
  • League of Women Voters of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative

Awards
  • 2008 Shining Light Award, Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans
  • 2006 "Na Lima Kokua Ma Waena O Makua Award," Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society
  • Good Government Angel Award 2003-04, Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative
  • Lawmaker of the Year 2003, Small Business Hawaii
  • Unsung Hero Award, Hawaii's Thousand Friends 2002
  • 2000 Civic Leadership Award, Hawaii Technology Trade Association
  • "Good Government Award", Common Cause Hawaii 1997 & 1993
Member of the Democratic party.

Member of the following committees (as of 9/5/2010):

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