Russell S. Kokubun

Hawaii State Senator, 2nd District, Democratic  



  • Gender
    Male

    Family
    Wife: Anne; 2 Children: Keiko, Nina

    Hometown
    Volcano Village, HI

    Education
    BBA, Southern Methodist University, 1971.

    Professional
    Project Manager, Hilo Main Street Program, Hilo Downtown Improvement Association, 1992-1995
    Farm Owner/Operator, 1978-1988
    Accountant, Volcano Art Center, 1980-1981
    Manager, Hilo Natural Foods Store, 1975-1978
    Operator, Hydroponic Greenhouse in Keaau, 1975-1978
    Farm Laborer, Kamuela, 1974-1975.

    Political
    Senator, Hawaii State Senate, 2000-present
    Appointed, Hawaii State Senate, District 2, 2000
    Appointed, Deputy Planning Director, County of Hawaii , 1997-2000
    Appointed, Deputy Planning Director, County of Hawaii, June 1997
    Appointed, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, County of Hawaii , 1995-1997
    Candidate, Mayor, Hawaii County, 1992
    Chair, Hawaii County Council, 1988-1992
    Member, Hawaii County Council, 1984-1992.

    Congressional Membership
    Chair, Hawai'i 2050 Sustainability Task Force
    Member, Board of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii, 1998-2000
    Former Member, Big Island Planning Committee, State Health Planning and Development Agency
    Former Member, Facilitator, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Kona/Kohala Natural Resources Roundtable
    Former Convener, Kalapana Task Force
    Former Member, Forest Stewardship Committee, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources.

    Organizations
    Advisor, National Board of Advisors, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1996-2002
    Trustee, Historic Hawaii Foundation, 1995-2002
    Member, Board of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii, 1998-2000
    Member, Hawaii Housing Agency, 1984-1992
    Member, Hawaii State Association of Counties, 1984-1988
    President/Executive Director, Volcano Community Association, 1981-1984
    Former Member, Board of Advisors, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hawaii State Judiciary
    Former Volunteer Fire Fighter, Company 5 Alpha, Volcano, Hawaii
    Former Member, Board of Directors, Edith Kanakaole Foundation
    Former Chair, Hawaii Vog Authority
    Former Member, Board of Advisors, Mental Help Hawaii, Incorporated
    Former Member, Board of Directors, Na Hoaloha `Ainahou
    Former Member, Board of Directors, University of Hawaii Hilo Alumni Association
    Former Board of Directors, Young Women's Christian Association Community Youth Activity Program.

Hawaii
Last Update
11/28/2009
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