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Name:
Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu
Birthdate:
21 December 1974
External Services:
  • jonriki@livejournal.com
View my photo album on flickr

EDUCATION:
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D. 2001
University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A. 1997
Pearl City High School, 1992

POLITICAL OFFICE:
Hawaii State House of Representatives, 2002-Present

House Leadership Positions:
Majority Whip, 2004-2006, 2008-Present
Vice Chair, Water, Land, Ocean Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs Committee, 2008-Present
Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives, 2006-2008
Chair, Economic Development and Business Concerns Committee, 2005-2006
Vice Chair, Tourism and Culture Committee, 2002-2005

House Committees:
Member, Finance Committee, 2002-2006, 2008-Present
Member, Water, Land, Ocean Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs Committee, 2008-Present
Member, Energy & Environmental Protection Committee, 2008-Present
Member, Legislative Management Committee, 2006-2007
Member, Judiciary Committee, 2005-2006
Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee, 2005-2006
Member, Tourism & Culture Committee, 2002-2006
Member, Economic Development and Business Concerns Committee, 2002-2006
Member, Agriculture Committee, 2002-2006

PROFESSIONAL:
Attorney, 2001-Present
President, JRK Enterprises LLC, 2002-Present
Teacher, Kyoiku Juku Ltd., 2002
Legislative Assistant, Hawaii State Senator Carol Fukunaga, 2002
Clerk, Kapiolani Women`s Center, 2000
Law Clerk, Corporation Counsel, City & County of Honolulu, 1999
Legislative Assistant, Hawaii State Representative K. Mark Takai, 1997-1998
Service Representative, Duty Free Shoppers Hawaii, 1992-1996

COMMUNITY:
Waikele Elementary School, School Community Council (SCC), 2008-Present
Chair, Peace Day Hawaii Committee, 2007-Present
Vice President, Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 2006-Present
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, 2004-Present
Waipahu Business Association, August 2004-Present
Waipahu Community Association, 2003-Present
Waipahu Community Response Plan, 2002-Present
Youth Leadership Counselor, 2001
Women`s Law Caucus, Gonzaga University School of Law, 1999-2000
Neighborhood Board No. 21, 1997-1998
Vice President, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii, 1997
Senator, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii, 1996-1997
Eagle Scout, Troop 75, 1981-1992

HONORS:
Forty Under 40, Pacific Business News, 2007
Legislator of the Year, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, 2006
Center for Women Policy Studies' National Honor Roll of State Legislators, 2004
Flemming Fellows, Center For Policy Alternatives, 2004 Class
Western Legislative Academy, Council of State Governments-West, 2003 Class
"Bouquet of Flowers" for Good Government Deeds, Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative, 2003
Top 30 Under 30, Honorable Mention, PoliticalCircus.com, 2002
Eagle Scout, 1992

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