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Great video tour on state facilities by Representative Barbara Marumoto (District 19) on East Honolulu featuring many location in the Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae area. Past Video from 2011

About Past Hawaii State Representative District 19 - Barbara C. Marumoto (19th District
Barbara Marumoto has represented the Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae area in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 1978. Before beginning her legislative service, Barbara was elected to the 1978 Hawaii Constitutional Convention. She was born in San Francisco and was interned during WWII. She is married to retired CPA Richard A. Coons,

As a delegate to the "con con" and as a Minority member of the House she is credited with:
  • changing the formerly partisan Board of Education to non-partisan;
  • assigning legislative reapportionment to a Reapportionment Commission;
  • reestablishing staggered terms for the state Senate in 1978;
  • introducing the 1st proposal to secure a General Fund expenditure ceiling;
  • instituting a $25 tax credit for the purchase of child passenger restraint systems; " Keiki carseats"
  • obtaining appropriations to expand a tree-planting program and to keep brown tree snakes out of Hawaii;
  • leading the effort to prohibit children under 13 from riding in pickup truck beds; and
  • promoting the law to increase child car seat usage allowing a judge to decide whether HIV testing of suspect is warranted in sex offense cases.
  • introducing the first bill calling for DNA testing of all convicted felons

Barbara Marumoto focuses her legislative efforts on pocket-book issues, such as taxation, business climate improvement, worker's compensation reform, economic development, better public schools and higher education.

Legislative Experience
  • Elected to Hawaii State Constitutional Convention, 1978
  • Elected continuously to Hawaii House of Representatives, R-19th District, Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae since 1978
  • House Minority Leader, 1984 -1986, 1998-2000

Federal Appointments
  • Dept. of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services -- 1983
  • Dept. of Agriculture Citizens' Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity -- 1982
  • Dept. of Education Intergovernmental Advisory Council -- 1988
  • Small Business Administration Honolulu Advisory Council - 1988
  • President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- 2001

  • Outstanding Woman Leader-Public Sector, Organization of Woman Leaders - 1994
  • Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Assn. -- 1992
  • Certificate for Patriotic Civilian Service, Department of the Army -- 1987
  • Headliner Award, Women in Communication-Honolulu Chapter - 1985
  • Alumni Hall of Merit, George Washington High School -- 1986

Education/Business Experience
  • University of Hawaii-Manoa, B.A. Sociology
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • San Francisco State University
  • Hawaii Realtor Associate
  • Honolulu Club Membership Department

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