Ronald Kouchi's Biography
Office: State Senate (HI) - District 8, Democratic President
Ronald D. Kouchi
Wife: Joy; 2 Children: Dan, Egan
Attended, Drake University
President, Hawaii State Senate, 2015-present
Senator, Hawaii State Senate, District 8, 2013-present
Former Chair, Kaua'i County Council
Vice President, Hawaii State Senate, 2012-2015
Majority Caucus Leader, Hawaii State Senate, 2011-2013
Senator, Hawaii State Senate, District 7, 2010-2013
Appointed by Governor Linda Lingle, Senator, Hawaii State Senate, District 8, 09/07/2010
Councilman, Kaua'i County Council, 1982-2002, 2006-2008
Former Member, Committee on Agriculture, Hawaii State Senates
Former Member, Committee on Education, Hawaii State Senates
Former Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee, Hawaii State Senate
Director, Community Relations, Showe Land and Marine Limited Liability Company
Lobbyist, Hawaii State Legislature, County of Kauai
Former Director, Koloa Neighborhood Center
Representative, The Equitable
Director, Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative, 2003-2006
Director, Kaua'i Visitors Bureau, 2006
Legislative Analyst, Representative Dennis Yamada, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1982
Member, New Hope Kaua'i, 2011-present
Member, Kapaa Missionary Church, 2002-present
Member, Baseball Booster Club, Kaua'i High School, 2006-2009
Member, Board of Directors, Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA), 2003-2006
Member, Kaua'i Veterans Memorial Hospital Board, 2006
Member, Legislative Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Kaua'i, 2006
Chairman, Capital Campaign, Wilcox Health Foundation, 2003-2005
President, Lihue Baseball League, 1995-2000
President, West Kaua'i Midget Baseball League, 1985-1990
Head Coach, Waimea High School Girl's Volleyball Program, 1985-1987
Coach, Women's Volleyball Team, Simpson College, 1980-1981
Ron is a fiscal conservative who works for cost-effective approaches to government services.
He advocates "smart growth" principles, which provide for sound planning and economic advancement while protecting our environment.
He has been active in support of affordable housing solutions.
He wants to see a new landfill for Kaua'i sited and to support better recycling programs.
He will work for better parks and recreational programs.