29th Legislature, 2018
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Senate District 20
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 201
phone: 808-586-6830
fax: 808-586-6679
sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
20th Senatorial District Map - Kapolei, Makakilo, Portions of Ewa, Kalaeloa and Waipahu

Neighborhood Boards
Waipahu No. 22
Ewa No. 23
Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale No. 34
Experience
Political Office
•  Honolulu City Council (2003-2005)
•  Hawaii State Senate (2006-present)

Important Issues & Initiatives
•  Hawaii Invasive Species Council (2009-2011, 2014-Present)
•  Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Commission (2015-Present)
•  Carbon Farming Task Force (2017-Present)
•  Red Hill Fuel Leak Task Force (2014-Present)
•  Civil Air Patrol - Legislative Squadron (2009-Present)
•  Legislative Advocate volunteer
•  Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (2008-2015)
•  Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative – Steering Committee (2010-2014)
•  Integrative Resource Planning Advisory Group (2012-2013)
•  Access to Justice Commission (2008-2010)
•  Ignition Interlock Commission (2008-2009)
•  Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2007-2008)
Awards and Recognition
•  Legislator of the Year - Hawaii Farm Bureau (2016)
•  America's Legislator Parents of the Year - National Parents Day Coalition (2016)
•  Honorary Hempster - Maui Hemp Institute for Research and Innovation (2016)
•  Humane State Legislator Award - Humane Society of the U.S. (2015 and 2016)
•  Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum Transformational Achievement Award (2015)
•  Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Lokahi Award (2011)
•  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)