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Mark Takai's Biography


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Full Name:

K. Mark Takai




Wife: Sami; 2 Children: Matthew, Kaila

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Honolulu, HI

Home City:

Aiea, HI

MPH, Health Education, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1993

BA, Political Science, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1990

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2014-2016

Senator, Hawaii State Senate, District 33, 1994-2014

Vice Speaker of the House, Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 1, 2005-2006

Former Member, Education Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Member, Higher Education Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Co-Chair, Kamehameha Highway Task Force

Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives

Former Chair, Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Task Force

Former Member, Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus

Former Member, Tourism Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Former Chairman, Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives

Co-Convener, Hawaii Legislative Keiki Caucus, 1996

Former Owner, Pacific First Health Solutions

Medical Service Corps Officer (Preventive Medical Officer), Hawaii Army National Guard, 1999-2016

Lieutenant Colonel, Hawaii Army National Guard, 1999-2016

Deputy State Surgeon, Hawaii Army National Guard, 2005

Public Health Educator, Tobacco Prevention and Education Project, Department of Health, 1994

Publications Coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Hawaii, 1992-1993

Former Member, Advisory Board, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Incorporated

Member, Aiea Community Association

Former Director, Alumni Association, School of Public Health, University of Hawaii

Former Officer, Congressional Action Committee, Hawaii National Guard

Former Legislative Chair, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves-Hawaii

Former Director, Hawaii Council on Economic Education

Former Member, Hawaii High School Athletic Hall of Honor

Former Executive Vice-President, Hawaii Jaycees

Former Board Member, Hawaii State Distributive Education Clubs of America

Former Board Member, Joint Venture Education Forum

Former Chair, National Network of Legislatures in the Military

Former Member, Pearl City Community Association

Former Member, Pearl City Lions

Former Director, School Community Based Management Council, Waimalu Elementary School

Former Treasurer, Society for Public Health Education-Hawaii

Former Director, University of Hawaii Alumni Association

Former President, Waiau Gardens Kai G-1 Community Association

Coordinator, Hawaii Medal of Honor, 2004-2016

Member, Hawaii National Guard Association, 2006-2016

National Chair, National Network of Legislators in the Military, 2006-2016

State Coordinator, United States for Military Families, 2006-2016

Member, University of Hawaii Letterwinners Club, 2005-2016

Legislative Action Chair, Hawaii National Guard Association, 2012-2013

President, University of Hawaii Letterwinners' Club, 2013

State Co-Chair, Hawaii Children and Youth Month, 1995-2004

Director, Hawaii Division, American Cancer Society, 1998-2002

Vice President, Central Leeward Unit, American Cancer Society, 1999

Director, Hawaii Council on Economic Education, 1998

Executive Vice President, Hawaii's Junior Miss, Incorporated, 1997

State Chair, Hawaii's Junior Miss Scholarship Program, 1997

Director, Honolulu Symphony Board, 1997

President, Pearl City High School Alumni Association, 1996-1997

Director, Aiea High School School Community Based Management Council, 1995

State Co-Chair, Hawaii Leader for a Day Program, 1995

Chair, University of Hawaii Board of Publications, 1994

Editor in Chief, Ka Leo O Hawaii, 1990-1991

President, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii, 1989-1990


Legislator of the Year, Hawaii National Guard Association, 2006; Civilian Contributor Award, Hawaii Joint Venture Education Forum, 2006; Champion for Children Award, National Military Impacted Schools Association, 2007; Distinguished Service Medal, National Guard Association of the United States, 2011

Father's Name:

Erik Takai

Father's Occupation:

Electrical Engineer;
President of the Aiea Jaycees in the 1970s

Mother's Name:

Naomi Takai

Mother's Occupation:

Employee, City and County of Honolulu

Spouse's Occupation:

Home Business Owner,
Former President of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)