2018 Session Wrap Up!

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KHON2 Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro re SB2051 (7/8/18): School Business

Congratulations Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen & Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala!

Talk about the full package ~ Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, both home school their children, and focus on promoting the health and well-being of our community. I had the pleasure of seeing them in action at the 07/08/18 Breathe Aloha fundraiser to benefit “Arise Five” non-profit organizations: Ho’ola Na Pua, She Rescue, Special Olympics, HUGS, and YWCA. Mahalo nui loa to Mrs. Hawai`i-Heidi Fowler, Mrs. Makaha-Crystal Nielsen, Mrs. Wai’anae-Katelin Manansala, and all others who supported this fantastic good cause!

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KITV Interview of Sen. Shimabukuro and Rep. Gates 7/8/18: School Business

New Law Allows Schools to Sell Goods
By: Jordan Segundo, KITV; 07/08/18

Schools can now be “open for business” thanks to a bill spearheaded by Waianae High School. Senate bill 2051 is slated to become law on July 10.

The bill allows individual Department of Education schools and programs operated within a school, to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods produced by students.

Current laws prevent schools from selling more than $25,000 in goods or services.

The new bill removes this cap, and creates an outlet for all schools to engage in business enterprises which will generate much needed funds for their schools.

Waianae High School educators encouraged their legislators to turn the bill into law.

“Now you’ll have the marine science learning center being able to market and sell their shrimp, mullet, ogo, kalo, and sun fish on the open market. And then funds will go directly back into the program, which of course the school desperately needs,” said Senator Maile Shimabukuro (D) Kalaeloa-Honokai Hale-Ko Olina-Waianae Coast.

“My hope for the students is that we create employers rather than employees,” said Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates (D) Maili-Waianae-Makaha. “I believe a lot of them will go off to be small business owners, to provide for our community the services and goods that we get outside our community.”

Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates & Sen. Maile Shimabukuro Work Together to Serve the Community

“I enjoy collaborating with other community leaders to respond to our constituents’ needs, and come up with solutions to our most pressing problems.”

~ Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

L-R: Stacelynn Eli, Rep. Cedric Gates, and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro.

Sen. Shimabukuro HNN Interview Clips 4/26/18: Faster Removal of Abandoned Vehicles

 

Sen. Shimabukuro HNN Interview Clips (6/28/18): Sex Abuse Window Extended to 2020

Sen. Shimabukuro KITV Interview Clips (06/19/18): Parallel Road Proposal

Mahalo ILWU Local 142, HI Regional Council Of Carpenters & HI Fire Fighters Assn, and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for the Endorsements!

Accomplishments & Goals: Election 2018!

Aloha! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Maile Shimabukuro, and I currently serve as State Senator for District 21, which encompasses Kalaeloa to Kaena Point on Oahu’s leeward side. I have had the pleasure of serving you as a legislator for over 15 years.

I was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 2003, representing Waianae, Makaha, and Makua. In 2010, I had the fortune of being appointed to replace then Senate President Colleen Hanabusa when she was elected to Congress. I have served in the State Senate ever since.

I have served as Chair of the Hawaiian Affairs Committee for the past 5 years. I am also a member of the Ways and Means, and Transportation and Energy Committees.

In addition to serving as a legislator, I am an attorney at a non-profit legal services office, and I represent clients in primarily family and public benefit cases. I am a proud graduate of Waianae Elementary, Our Lady of Sorrows, Iolani, Colorado College, and the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.

I am half Okinawan and half Chinese, and I grew up on the Wai‘anae Coast. My significant other is Shayne Sakoda, who is a landlord and property manager for several rentals which he owns. I have a young son, Keani, and six stepchildren, Amber, Kekai, Christopher, Emma, Jaedyn, and Tyce.

I am the proud daughter of Karen Young, formerly a nurse practitioner at Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (or “WCCHC”), and James Shimabukuro, a professor at Kapi‘olani Community College. My sister, Summer Shimabukuro, is an Assistant Professor at Leeward Community College – Wai‘anae Moku; my half-sister, Elizabeth Shimabukuro, is an HR Specialist at Target; and my half-brother, Bobby Shimabukuro, is a mental health worker at Trillium Family Services. My stepfather, Dr. Fred Dodge, formerly served as medical director and a family physician at WCCHC.

My interests include surfing, the outdoors, politics, and travel.

I am very proud of what I have accomplished while I have been in office. Some of the major transportation projects I have championed include the:

• Nanakuli Turn Lane, from Haleakala Avenue to Nanakuli Avenue; and

• Parallel Route Phase 1, from Paakea Road to Nanakuli Avenue.

Some of the major education projects I have championed include the:

• Leeward Community College-Wai`anae Moku purchase of the Tycom Building in Maili;

• Searider Productions building expansion at Wai`anae High;

• Wai`anae Elementary School administration building;

• Makaha Elementary School ADA improvements; and

• DOE Alternative Learning Center for at-risk students on the Wai`anae Coast.

Some of the major agricultural initiatives I have championed include the:

• HI Farmers Union United distribution hub for the Wai`anae Coast; and

• MA’O Organic Farms’ Youth Leadership Training Program.

Some of the major job training initiatives I have championed include the:

• Ohana Ola O Kahumana transitional shelter training kitchen;

• Wai`anae Coast Community Foundation grant for Toys for Tots, Sunset on the Beach, food distribution, vocational training, and other programs; and

• Hospitality Training Program for Leeward oast residents.

Some of the major economic development and capital projects I have championed include the:

• E Ala Voyaging Canoe A-Frame Halau Wa`a at the Wai`anae Boat Harbor;

• Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center ER and dental buildings; and

• Na Kama Kai’s ocean education center at the Army’s Herbert K. Pilila`au Recreation Center.

In addition to obtaining much-need funding for the Leeward Coast, I am very proud of the bills I have gotten passed. Some of the major social justice bills I have championed include:

• Extending the civil statute of limitations for child sex abuse cases;

• Direct payment of marital share of state retirement benefits in divorce cases; and

• Waiver of publication requirement in all family court abandonment cases for low-income persons.

Some of the major Hawaiian culture bills I have championed include:

• Legalization of pa`i`ai (hand-pounded poi);

• Aha Moku Advisory Committee structure and funding; and

• Legalization of indigenous architecture for residential structures.

Some of the major environmental protection bills I have championed include:

• Prohibition on removing sand from public beaches;

• Ohikilolo preservation resolution; and

• 10-Day removal requirement for abandoned vehicles.

Some of the major children and youth bills I have championed include:

• Lifting the cap on DOE commercial enterprises; and

• Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Center.

Some of the major housing bills I have championed include:

• Transfer on Death Deeds for homes; and

• Inclusion of legal non-conforming homes for Section 8 eligibility.

Some of the major kupuna care bills I have championed include:

• Allowing disabled persons to claim both physical and mental disability when seeking welfare; and

• Good cause exception for medical treatment plans for disabled welfare recipients.

I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming election. If I am re-elected, I pledge to continue to fight for critically needed projects and policies. Some of my major priorities for future legislative sessions include:

• Parallel Route, Phase 2, from Nanakuli Avenue to Series 7 (Piliokahi Avenue);

• Extension of the 5th lane on Farrington Highway to Hakimo Road; and

• Rush Hour Contraflow Lane through the Nanakuli bottleneck.

For more information about me, search for Maile Shimabukuro on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit electmaile.com. Mahalo nui loa for your time and interest in our democratic process, and for the privilege of serving you.

Rep. Gates, Stacelynn Eli & Sen. Shimabukuro Fundraiser 06/22/18

Join us in wishing Rep. Cedric Gates “Hau’oli La Hanau” at a fundraiser for him, Stacelynn Eli, and me on Friday, June 22!

@cedricgates @unifywaianae @voteeli #election2018🇺🇸@msstaceykme

Mahalo HSTA, AFL-CIO, & HGEA for the Endorsements!

Mahalo & Photos~Joint Fundraiser w/Sen. President Kouchi, Sen. Rhoads & Sen. Chang

Mahalo nui loa to Senate President Ronald Kouchi and his crew for organizing a fantastic fundraiser on 05/10/18, and for inviting me, Senator Karl Rhoads, and Senator Stanley Chang to join in!! The food was stellar, the volunteers took care of every detail, and the guests filled the room with enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone who supported our event!

[Photos by: Patrice Tanna]



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Joint Fundraiser with Senate President Kouchi, Sen. Rhoads, & Sen. Chang on 05/10/18!

Hope to see you there ~ spread the word! Donations can be mailed to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Wai’anae, HI 96792; or pre-purchase tickets with credit cards via PayPal at electmaile.com. You may also buy tickets at the door with check or cash. Mahalo for your on-going support!

#maileshimabukuro #ronkouchi #karlrhoads #stanleychang #hidems #election2018🇺🇸

Birthday Bash Fundraiser Photos

Mahalo to all who came and supported Rep. Cedric Gates and I at my birthday bash fundraiser on 10/09/17!

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Shimabukuro/Gates Birthday Bash Fundraiser Oct. 9!

>>>> Note Location Change to Hukilau Honolulu Restaurant <<<<<

Join Rep. Cedric Gates and I for food, wine, and fun at my “Birthday Bash” fundraiser on…

Monday, 10/09/17, 6-7:30pm, at Hukilau Honolulu Restaurant, 1088 Bishop St. (Executive Centre below Long’s Drugs)!

Suggested donation: $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000

Parking available in the Executive Centre for $4 flat rate with validation (unreserved stalls only).

Mail checks to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Waianae, HI 96792; or

purchase tickets via PayPal at https://electmaile.com; or pay at the door with check or cash.

For more information or to volunteer, email: maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Note: Donations to my campaign for State Senate District 21 are not tax deductible.
To purchase tickets in support of Cedric Gates, mail checks to:

Friends of Cedric Gates, PO Box 1162, Waianae, HI 96792

Buy tickets via credit card at: http://www.CedricGates.com

email: cedric4hawaii@gmail.com

phone: 808-457-6385
Hope to see you there..spread the word!

 

Mahalo for your support,
Senator Maile Shimabukuro

Friends of Maile Shimabukuro

87-162 Liopolo Street

Waianae, HI 96792

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Twitter: @SenMaile
Paid for by:

*Friends of Maile Shimabukuro; Mervina Cash-Ka’eo, Campaign Chair
*Friends of Cedric Gates

FYI, Cedric Gates is the Democratic Representative for House District 44 (Maili/Waianae/Makaha). Gates co-founded the Active Hawaii Organization, a 501(c)(3) focused on providing nutritional education, physical activities, and community advocacy for the Waianae Coast. He was featured on the cover of Hawaii Business Magazine in May 2015 to highlight his community service and the hardships he has overcome. For more information about him, visit http://www.CedricGates.com.

“Westside Pau Hana” Fundraiser with Rep. Cedric Gates: Photos & Mahalos!

Mahalo nui loa to all who helped make the 03/22/17 “Westside Pau Hana” joint fundraiser with Rep. Cedric Gates a huge success!

Gold Sponsors
~ Edward Burke

~ Charles Hew-Len

Bronze Sponsors

~ Schuyler “Lucky” Cole

~ Hawaii Association of Realtors

~ Hawaiian Telcom Good Government Club

~ Stephen Joseph

~ Nathan Kimura

~ Rosenberg, McKay, Hoffman Attorneys at Law

~ Albert Shigemura

~ Tyrone Tahara

~ Ben Yamamoto

~ Young Brothers Ltd. PAC

In-Kind Donors:

~ Derek Mukai

~ Kristine & Kurt Nakamatsu

~ Patrice Tanna

~ Shirley Yamauchi

~ Other donors arranged by Rep. Gates

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Westside Pau Hana Fundraiser on March 22, 5-7:30pm at The Mandalay Restaurant 

  
Join Cedric Gates and I for food, wine, and fun at our “Westside Pau Hana” fundraiser on…

Wednesday, 03/22/17, 5-7:30pm, at the Mandalay Restaurant.

Suggested donation is $100/person.

Sponsorships available: Bronze ($250); Silver ($500); Gold ($1000)

Mail checks to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Waianae, HI 96792; or

purchase tickets via PayPal at https://electmaile.com; or

pay at the door with check or cash.

For more information or to volunteer, email: maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Note: Donations to my campaign for State Senate district 21 are not tax deductible.

To purchase tickets in support of Cedric Gates, mail checks to:

Friends of Cedric Gates, PO Box 1162, Waianae, HI 96792

email: cedric4hawaii@gmail.com

phone: 808-457-6385

http://www.CedricGates.com

Hope to see you there..spread the word!

Mahalo for your support ,

Senator Maile Shimabukuro

Friends of Maile Shimabukuro

87-162 Liopolo Street

Waianae, HI 96792

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Twitter: @SenMaile

Paid for by:

*Friends of Maile Shimabukuro; Mervina Cash-Ka’eo, Campaign Chair

*Friends of Cedric Gates

FYI, Cedric Gates is the Democratic Representative for House District 44 (Maili/Waianae/Makaha). Gates co-founded the Active Hawaii Organization, a 501(c)(3) focused on providing nutritional education, physical activities, and community advocacy for the Waianae Coast. He was featured on the cover of Hawaii Business Magazine in May 2015 to highlight his community service and the hardships he has overcome. For more information about him, visit http://www.CedricGates.com.

Maile’s Birthday Bash Fundraiser with Cedric Gates: Photos & Mahalos!

Mahalo nui loa to all who helped make my 10/14/16 joint fundraiser with Cedric Gates a huge success!

In-Kind Donors:

~ Donna Walden

~ Chad Tsuneyoshi

~ Edward Saballa

~ Senator Kaiali’i Kahele & Roth Puahala

~ Shayne Sakoda

~ Derek Mukai

~ Summer, Manny, & Malia Miles

~ Karen Young & Fred Dodge

Gold Sponsors

~ Carol Burke

~ Edward Burke

~ Stanford Carr

~ Representative Sylvia Luke

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Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Darren Benitez to Perform at Shimabukuro/Gates Fundraiser 10/14/16 

Musician Darren Benitez.


Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Darren Benitez will perform at my 10/14/16 “Birthday Bash”!  Benitez, who is known for his beautiful falsetto voice and the song “Mother of the Sea,” won a Na Hoku Hanohano Award in 1996 for Most Promising Artist of the Year.  He is a proud graduate of Waianae Intermediate and Waianae High School.

Another highlight of my event is the chance to meet Cedric Gates, who is running as a Democrat for House District 44 (Maili/Waianae/Makaha).  Gates co-founded the Active Hawaii Organization, a 501(c)(3) focused on providing nutritional education, physical activities, and community advocacy for the Waianae Coast.  He was featured on the cover of Hawaii Business Magazine in May 2015 to highlight his community service and the hardships he has overcome.  For more information about him, visit http://www.CedricGates.com.

Join Cedric Gates and I for food, wine, and fun at my “Birthday Bash” fundraiser on…
Friday, October 14, 2016; 6-8pm, at St. Andrew’s Priory (Ylang Ylang Courtyard), 224 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813!
Suggested donation is $100/person. Children under 12 free.

Sponsorships available: Bronze ($250); Silver ($500); Gold ($1000)
Mail checks to: Friends of Maile Shimabukuro, 87-162 Liopolo St., Waianae, HI 96792; or
purchase tickets via PayPal at https://electmaile.com; or
pay at the door with check or cash.
Family-friendly event with a playground.
For more information or to volunteer, email: maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Note: Donations to my campaign for State Senate district 21 are not tax deductible.
To purchase tickets in support of Cedric Gates, mail checks to:

Friends of Cedric Gates, PO Box 1162, Waianae, HI 96792

email: cedric4hawaii@gmail.com

phone: 808-457-6385

http://www.CedricGates.com

Hope to see you there..spread the word!

 

Mahalo for your support ,

Senator Maile Shimabukuro

Friends of Maile Shimabukuro

87-162 Liopolo Street

Waianae, HI 96792

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

Twitter: @SenMaile

Paid for by:

*Friends of Maile Shimabukuro; Mervina Cash-Ka’eo, Campaign Chair

*Friends of Cedric Gates