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Gregg Takayama's Biography

Office:

Contact Information

Hawaii State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street, Room 323
Room 323
Honolulu, HI 96813

Full Name:

Gregg Takayama

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Linda; 3 Children: Kelly, Teal, Sage

Birth Date:

09/03/1952

Birth Place:

Honolulu, HI

Home City:

Pearl City, HI

BA, Journalism, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1978

Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 34, 2012-present

Candidate, Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 34, 2020

Former Member, Agriculture Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Economic Development and Business Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Intrastate Commerce Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Public Safety Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Chair, Public Safety, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Transportation Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Journalist, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, KHON-TV

Former Spokesperson, Jon A Burns School of Medicine

Former Communications Director, Lieutenant Governor Ben Cayetano

Former Communications Director, State Department of Public Safety

Former Press Secretary, United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Director of Community/Government Affairs, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008-2012

Communications Director, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2006-2008

Director, Friends of Pearl City Library

Former Board Member, Pearl City Community Association

Former Board Member, Pearl City Foundation

Member, Pearl City Lions Club

Awards:

1st Prize for Spot News Reporting, Society for Professional Journalists - Hawaii Chapter; 1st Prize for News Videography, SPJ-Hawaii Chapter

Priority Issues:

Top priorities for this freshman legislator include improving senior citizens' health care services; early education; and public safety.

Spouse's Occupation:

Director of the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and also Chair of the Hawaii Food Bank Board of Directors;

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