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Ronald Kouchi's Biography

Office: State Senate (HI) - District 8, Democratic President

Contact Information

Hawaii State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street, Room 409
Room 409
Honolulu, HI 96813

Full Name:

Ronald D. Kouchi




Wife: Joy; 2 Children: Dan, Egan

Home City:

Lihue, HI

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

Priority Issues:

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.