Les Ihara, Jr.

Hawaii State Senator, 9th District, Democratic  

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    Wife: Catherine Cooke.

    Honolulu, HI

    BA, Liberal Studies, University of Hawaii, 1975
    Attended, Mid-Pacific Institute.

    Executive Director, Community Work Day Program Incorporated, 1983-1986
    Communications Director, State Litter Control Office, 1979-1982
    Coordinator, Windward Environmental Resource Center, 1973-1976

    Senator, Hawaii State Senate, 1994-present
    Majority Leader, Hawaii State Senate, 1997-2000
    Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii State Senate, 1995-1996
    Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1993-1994
    Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1986-1994
    Chair, Oahu Democratic Party, 1982-1984, 1990-1994
    Delegate and Vice President, State Constitutional Convention, 1978.

    Congressional Membership
    Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1984
    Project Advisory Committee, Ala Wai Canal Watershed Improvement
    Diamond Head Advisory Committee
    Member, Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative
    Member, Legislative Effective and State Government Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures.

    Member, Ala Wai Watershed Association
    Member, Honolulu Community Media Council
    Member, Jaycees
    Member, Kaimuki Business and Professional Association
    Member, Kaimuki/Kapahulu Community Network
    Member, Kaimuki/Kaoahulu Neighborhood Security Watch Program
    Member, Kaimuki Lions Club
    Board of Directors, Kaimuki-Waialae Young Men's Christian Association
    Kapahulu Business Association
    Member, Kapahulu Chiho Jinkai
    Member, League of Women Voters of Hawaii
    Member, National Issues Forum Institute
    Member, National Network of State Legislators on Deliberative Policy Making
    Member, New Kapahulu Business Association
    Member, Waikiki Residents Association
    Member, Waikiki Managers Against Crime.

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