Sen. Shimabukuro Passes Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims Flee During Divorces

SB828 allows domestic violence victims to flee off-island for safety prior to the completion of their divorce. Previously, if a DV victim did not remain on island for 3 months, and in the state for 6 months, HI courts would dismiss their divorces. Here is a link to SB828, which was introduced by Sen. MaileContinue reading “Sen. Shimabukuro Passes Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims Flee During Divorces”

Maile’s Accomplishments & Vision

Senator Maile Shimabukuro’s Key Accomplishments 2022
~ Homelessness & Housing: $15m Ohana Zones; $23m Housing Subsidies for TANF recipients; $10m Public Housing; $5m Affordable Home Ownership; $500,000 Rental Assistance; $600,000 Safe Spaces for Homeless Youth
~ Traffic Mitigation: $31m to continue extending the 5th lane and contraflow; parallel route from Paakea Road to Lualualei Naval Road; sidewalk and other safety improvements; elimination of eastbound merge
~ Education: Papahana O Kaiona alternative learning center facility at Old Kaiser Building on St. John’s Road ($2m); Waianae High Marine Science Learning Center and Fish Hatchery ($2.8m; SB3190) and Rubberized All-Weather Track ($4m); Nanakuli High and Intermediate Performing Arts Auditorium ($2m) and Baseball Field improvements ($1.5m)

Join Us In Voting to Re-Elect Senator Maile Shimabukuro!

“In 2022 alone, Maile helped to secure roughly $1B for DHHL; $50m for low income housing; $31m for traffic relief; $40m for a Waianae-owned carbon capture project; $10m for Waianae Coast schools; and passed laws to improve our quality of life. She has the track record, relationships, experience, and character we need to continue representingContinue reading “Join Us In Voting to Re-Elect Senator Maile Shimabukuro!”

Waianae High JV Baseball DII OIA State Champions Honored by Rep. Gates, Darius Kila, and Sen. Shimabukuro!

On 6/30/22, Rep. Gates, Darius Kila, and I congratulated the Waianae High School JV Baseball team.  Check out this link to more photos of the event:  On December 29, 2021, the team won their first game at Radford High School. Each Wednesday and Saturday they excelled.  They won every game except their one loss against Waipahu.  

Sen. Shimabukuro on ‘ThinkTech Hawaii: Politics and Land’ 6/29/22

On 6/29/22, I participated in the production of ThinkTech Hawaii Politics and Land in Hawaii talk show on “Maile Shimabukuro, State Senator.”  It was hosted by Dennis Esaki, and we enjoyed the discussion very much.  It was streamed live on I would like to share my experience with you.  The show has been uploaded on demand to (see and (see, andContinue reading “Sen. Shimabukuro on ‘ThinkTech Hawaii: Politics and Land’ 6/29/22”

Sen. Shimabukuro’s Civil Beat 2022 Candidate Questionnaire 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATIONName: Maile Shimabukuro  Office seeking: State Senate District 22Occupation: Attorney Community organizations/prior offices held: State House Representative (2003-2010); Women of Wai’anae member; Landshark Invitational Surf Meet planner and participant; HI Food Bank supporter; Women’s Legislative Caucus and Native Hawaiian Caucus member Date of birth, or alternatively, age as of Aug. 13, 2022, and as of Nov. 8,Continue reading “Sen. Shimabukuro’s Civil Beat 2022 Candidate Questionnaire “

Star-Advertiser Endorses Senator Shimabukuro for 2018 General Election (10/16/18)

Star-Advertiser “Editorial: In Senate Races, Experience Counts” (15 Oct. 2018) District 21 (Kalaeloa-Waianae-Makaha): Democratic incumbent Maile Shimabukuro gets our nod over Republican Diamond Garcia, a pastor and fledgling politician. Since joining the Legislature in 2003 and the Senate in 2010, Shimabukuro has been effective in advocating for this district’s needs, such as Nanakuli traffic projects and funds toContinue reading “Star-Advertiser Endorses Senator Shimabukuro for 2018 General Election (10/16/18)”


UPDATE: NEW SIGN-WAVING SCHEDULE Friends of Maile Shimabukuro is joining Governor Ige’s Democratic Candidate mass sign waving on: *Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-6pm, in Nanakuli along Farrington Hwy at Zablan Beach Park (ewa/west end of Pohakunui Avenue). Benjamin Gates plans to bring a few of my signs; and *Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm, in Honokai Hale (AcrossContinue reading “UPDATE: NEW SIGN-WAVING SCHEDULE”

Maile’s 2018 Sign-Waving Schedule Sep 24 – Nov 6: Mondays & Wednesdays

Aloha!  Join Friends of Maile Shimabukuro for sign waving starting on Monday 09/24/18 through 11/06/18 along Farrington Highway on: Mondays: 4:30-6pm @ Across Honokai Hale/Kamokila Community Park (see map below); and Wednesdays: 5:00-6:30am @ Honokai Hale -Kamokila Community Park: Other Democratic Candidates are welcome to join us. We will send out updates if there are any changes. Hope toContinue reading “Maile’s 2018 Sign-Waving Schedule Sep 24 – Nov 6: Mondays & Wednesdays”

Hawaii Democratic Women’s Caucus Endorses Sen. Shimabukuro

From: Hawaii Democratic Womens Caucus To: Maile Shimabukuro Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 8:18:24 PM HST Subject: Hawaii Democratic Women’s Caucus endorsement Dear Senator Shimabukuro, We’re pleased to inform you that the Women’s Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii is endorsing you in the General election. We congratulate you on your successful Primary election and support you in theContinue reading “Hawaii Democratic Women’s Caucus Endorses Sen. Shimabukuro”

Senator Shimabukuro: Sand Erosion at Makaha Beach 9/3/18

KHON2: “Sand restoration begins Tuesday to protect homes at Makaha Beach” By: Kimberlee Speakman Posted: Sep 03, 2018 HONOLULU (KHON2) – Homeowners at “Klausmeyer’s” surf break at the east end of Makaha Surfing Beach are getting some help to save their property from further erosion. Tuesday morning, sand restoration work will begin. Longtime Makaha residentContinue reading “Senator Shimabukuro: Sand Erosion at Makaha Beach 9/3/18”

Your Neighbors & Friends Who Endorse Maile

“Maile has the track record, experience, and character needed to be our Senator. Join us in voting to re-elect her!” •Shirley and Richard Landford • Patty Kahanamoku Teruya • Kaina Nakanealoha, Leena, and Francis Farreilly • Paula and Ed Werner • Doug and JoAnn Westbrook Tony Keola Matautia Mele Worthington Cisco Santos and Patrice TannaContinue reading “Your Neighbors & Friends Who Endorse Maile”

Senator Shimabukuro Featured in HPR Story About SB2719 (7/12/18)

Ku’uwehi Hiraishi, “Survivors Now Have More Time to Sue for Clergy Sex Abuse,” Hawaii Public Radio, 12 July 2018. A new law in Hawaiʻi now gives survivors of child sexual abuse more time to file claims against their abuser. Reforms to the state’s statute of limitations have been key in exposing the extent of childContinue reading “Senator Shimabukuro Featured in HPR Story About SB2719 (7/12/18)”

Senator Shimabukuro’s Efforts on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victims Featured in ‘PEW Stateline’ 7/31/18

Excerpt from Rebecca Beitsch’s “#MeToo Has Changed Our Culture. Now It’s Changing Our Laws,” PEW Stateline, 31 July 2018. Statute of Limitations States have spent the past several years expanding statutes of limitation for sex crimes. In some states, victims could not seek justice if they didn’t report the assault within a few years of theContinue reading “Senator Shimabukuro’s Efforts on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victims Featured in ‘PEW Stateline’ 7/31/18”