Mike Gabbard

Hawaii Senator  

19th Senatorial District

Capitol Office
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 201
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-586-6830


  • Born January 15, 1948 in American Samoa

    Personal Married to former Board of Education member Carol Gabbard for 40 years
    Five children (Bhakti 38, Jai 35, Ryan 33, Tulsi 28 (former State Representative for District #42), Vrindavan 25
    Six grandchildren

    Education Masters of Education degree in Adult Education with emphasis on community college administration, Oregon State University (1980)
    Bachelor of Arts degree in English, California State University, Sonoma (1971)
    High School Grad, Choctawhatchee H.S. Fort Walton Beach, FL (1965)

    Political Office Honolulu City Council (2003-2005)
    Hawaii State Senate (2006-present)

    Awards First Senator of Samoan Ancestry in the Senate of the State of Hawaii Legislature Award - Samoan Heritage Week (2009)
    Legislators Who Made a Difference - Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter (2009)
    Lifetime Achievement Award - Knights of Columbus (2009) Stars of Oceania Award - University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center (2009) Compassionate Legislator Award - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (2008) Shining World Leadership Award (2008) - given to Mike and 6 other Senators who sponsored a resolution requesting that the Department of Education offer nutritious vegetarian options for school lunches in public schools in Hawai'i.

    Public Service Legislative Advocate (volunteer)
    Hawaii Invasive Species Council (2009-Present)
    Civil Air Patrol - Legislative Squadron (2009-Present)
    Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (2008-Present)
    Ignition Interlock Implementation Task Force (2008-Present)
    Access to Justice Commission (2008-Present)
    Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2007-2008)
    Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) - Policy Committee (2003)
    Ewa Transportation Coalition - Chair (2003-2005)

    Professional Family business, MC Services - distributing air and water purifying systems, nutritional supplements, and family counseling (1994 to present)
    Owner and operator of a small confection manufacturing and distribution company, Hawaiian Toffee Treasures (1998 to present)
    Substitute Teacher, DOE Certified in public and private schools in West Oahu , 2005 to present
    Owned and operated The Natural Deli, a natural foods restaurant (1988 to 1992)
    Ponomauloa School, Wahiawa, headmaster/teacher (1983 to 1987)
    American Samoa Community College Dean of Adult and Continuing Education, State Director of Adult Basic Education (1980 to 1983)
    Head Instructor Tennis, Kuilima Hyatt Resort, No. Shore, Oahu (1977)
    American Samoa Community College Assistant Dean of Instruction (1976 to 1977)
    Owned and operated Mike's Sport Shop (1974 to 1978)
    American Samoa Community College Guidance Counselor (1974 to 1976)
    American Samoa Community College (ASCC), Psychology and English teacher (1973 to 1974)

    Community Founder, Aloha Parenting Project
    Founder, Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values
    Founder, Stand Up for America
    Founder, Healthy Hawaii Coalition
    Member, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce
    Member, Kapolei City Lions Club
    Member, Filipino Chamber of Commerce
    Member, St. Jude Catholic Church, Makakilo
    Member, Knights of Columbus
    Member, Navy League of the United States

    Member of the Democratic party.

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