Coordinates: 21°18′26″N 157°51′26″W / 21.30722°N 157.85722°W / 21.30722; -157.85722

Hawaiʻi House of Representatives
Hale ʻAhaʻōlelo Makaʻāinana
Hawaii State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
Leadership
Scott Saiki (D)
since May 4, 2017
Vice Speaker
John Mizuno (D)
since January 20, 2021
Della Au Belatti (D)
since January 17, 2018
Minority Leader
Val Okimoto (R)
since February 17, 2021
Structure
Seats51
2020 Hawaii House of Representatives election - Seat diagram.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Democratic (47)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Constitution of Hawaii
Salary$57,852 per year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(51 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(51 seats)
RedistrictingHawaii Reapportionment Commission
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii
Website
Hawaii House of Representatives

The Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower house of the Hawaii State Legislature. Pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of Hawaii, amended during the 1978 constitutional convention, the House of Representatives consists of 51 members representing an equal number of districts across the islands. It is led by the Speaker of the House elected from the membership of the House, with majority and minority leaders elected from their party's respective caucuses. The current Speaker of the House is Scott Saiki.

Legislators are elected to two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. As in many state legislatures in the United States, the Hawaii House of Representatives is a part-time body and legislators often have active careers outside government. The upper house of the legislature is the Hawaii State Senate.

The last election took place on November 3, 2020.

Composition

Midpoint
47 4
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature (2020) 46 0 5 51 0
Begin (2021) 47 0 4 51 0
Latest voting share 92.2% 7.8%

Leadership

Office Name Party District
Speaker[1] Scott Saiki Democratic 26
Vice Speaker John Mizuno Democratic 28
Majority Leader Della Au Belatti Democratic 24
Majority Floor Leader Dee Morikawa Democratic 16
Minority Leader[2] Val Okimoto Republican 36
Minority Floor Leader Lauren Matsumoto Republican 45
Assistant Minority Leader Bob McDermott Republican 40

Members

District Representative Party County(ies) Areas represented
1 Mark Nakashima Dem Hawaiʻi Hāmākua, North and South Hilo
2 Chris Toshiro Todd Dem Keaukaha, parts of Hilo, Panaʻewa, Waiakea
3 Richard Onishi Dem Hilo, Keaʻau, Kurtistown, Puna
4 Greggor Ilagan Dem Puna
5 Jeanné Kapela Dem Na'alehu, Ocean View, Captain Cook, Kailua-Kona
6 Nicole Lowen Dem North Kona, Holualoa, Kalaoa, Honokōhau
7 David Tarnas Dem North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala
8 Troy Hashimoto Dem Maui Kahakuloa, Waiheʻe, Waiehu, Puʻuohala, Wailuku, Kahului
9 Justin Woodson Dem Kahului, Puʻunēnē, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani
10 Angus McKelvey Dem West Maui, Māʻalaea, North Kīhei
11 Tina Wildberger Dem Kīhei, Wailea, Makena
12 Kyle Yamashita Dem Spreckelsville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua, Kahului
13 Linda Ann Ha’i Clark Dem Maui, Kalawao Haiku, Hāna, Kaupo, Kīpahulu, Nahiku, Pāʻia, Kahoʻolawe, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Molokini
14 Nadine Nakamura Dem Kauaʻi Hanalei, Princeville, Kīlauea, Anahola, Kapaʻa, Wailua
15 James Tokioka Dem Wailuā Homesteads, Hanamāʻulu, Līhuʻe, Puhi, Old Kōloa Town, ʻŌmaʻo
16 Dee Morikawa Dem Niʻihau, Lehua, Kōloa, Waimea
17 Gene Ward Rep Honolulu Hawaiʻi Kai, Kalama Valley
18 Mark Hashem Dem Hahaʻione, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, ʻĀina Haina, Waiʻalae, Kāhala
19 Bertrand Kobayashi Dem Waiʻalae-Kāhala, Diamond Head, Kaimuki, Kapahulu
20 Jackson Sayama Dem St. Louis Heights, Pālolo Valley, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimukī
21 Scott Nishimoto Dem Mōʻiliʻili, McCully, Kaimukī
22 Adrian Tam Dem Waikīkī, Ala Moana
23 Dale Kobayashi Dem Mānoa, Punahou, University, Mōʻiliʻili
24 Della Au Belatti Dem Makiki, Tantalus, Papakōlea, McCully, Pawaʻa, Manoa
25 Sylvia Luke Dem Makiki, Punchbowl, Nuʻuanu, Dowsett Highlands, Pacific Heights, Pauoa
26 Scott Saiki Dem McCully, Kaheka, Kakaʻako, Downtown Honolulu
27 Takashi Ohno Dem Nuʻuanu, Liliha, Pauoa, ʻĀlewa Heights
28 John Mizuno Dem Kalihi Valley, Kamehameha Heights, portion of lower Kalihi
29 Daniel Holt Dem Kalihi, Kapālama, Iwilei, Chinatown
30 Sonny Ganaden Dem Sand Island, Mokauea, Kapalama, Kalihi Kai
31 Aaron Ling Johanson Dem[a] Moanalua, Red Hill, Foster Village, ʻAiea, Fort Shafter, Moanalua Gardens, Aliamanu, Lower Pearlridge
32 Linda Ichiyama Dem Moanalua Valley, Salt Lake, Aliamanu
33 Sam Satoru Kong Dem ʻAiea
34 Gregg Takayama Dem Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades
35 Roy Takumi Dem Pearl City, Mānana, Waipiʻo
36 Val Okimoto Rep Mililani, Mililani Mauka
37 Ryan Yamane Dem Mililani, Waipiʻo Gentry, Waikele
38 Henry Aquino Dem Waipahu
39 Luella Costales[b] Dem Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo, West Loch
40 Bob McDermott Rep ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, ʻEwa Gentry, Iroquois Point
41 Matthew LoPresti Dem ʻEwa Villages, ʻEwa Beach, Ewa Gentry, Ocean Pointe, West Loch
42 Sharon Har Dem Kapolei, Makakilo
43 Stacelynn Kehaulani Eli Dem ʻEwa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Kahe Point, Nānākuli, Lualualei, Māʻili
44 Cedric Gates Dem Waiʻanae, Mākaha, Makua, Māʻili
45 Lauren Matsumoto Rep Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipiʻo Acres, Mililani
46 Amy Perruso Dem Wahiawa, Whitmore Village
47 Sean Quinlan Dem Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kahuku, Laie, Hauʻula, Waiāhole, Sunset Beach, Punaluʻu, Kaʻaʻawa
48 Lisa Kitagawa Dem Kāneʻohe, Heʻeia, Ahuimanu, Kahaluʻu, Haʻikū Valley, Mokuoloe
49 Scot Matayoshi Dem Kāneʻohe, Maunawili, Olomana
50 Patrick Branco Dem Kailua, Kāneʻohe Bay
51 Lisa Marten Dem Lanikai, Waimānalo
  1. ^ Originally elected to office in 2012 as a Republican, but changed party affiliation to Democratic in December 2014.[3]
  2. ^ Prior officeholder Ty Cullen resigned on February 8, 2022.[4][5] Costales was appointed by Governor David Ige on March 9, 2022 to serve the remainder of Cullen's term.[6]

See also

Past composition of the House of Representatives

References

  1. ^ "Acknowledging and recognizing the majority caucus leaders and naming the chairs, vice chairs, and members of the standing committees of the House of Representatives of the Thirty-first Legislature". House Resolution No. 4 of 20 January 2021. Hawaii House of Representatives. p. 1. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  2. ^ "Relating to caucus leaders and committee membership of the House of Representatives of the Thirty-first Legislature". House Resolution No. 31 of 17 February 2021. Hawaii House of Representatives. p. 1. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  3. ^ Eagle, Nathan (December 29, 2014). "State Rep. Johanson Leaves Republican Party, Joins Democrats". Honolulu Civil Beat. Peer News. Retrieved December 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Lovell, Blaze (February 8, 2022). "Two Hawaii Lawmakers Charged In Bribery Scheme Over Cesspool Legislation". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Blair, Chad (February 18, 2022). "Six Democrats Apply For Ty Cullen's House Seat". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "Luella Costales, a former Honolulu police commissioner, to fill vacancy left by former House Rep. Ty Cullen". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. March 9, 2022. Retrieved March 9, 2022.

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