tsujiMember of the following committees:

AGR - Agriculture (Chair)
CPC - Consumer Protection & Commerce

EBM - Economic Revitalization, Business, & Military Affairs

JUD - Judiciary

TCI - Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs


Born

  • January 20, 1941

Personal

  • Two sons: Ashley Tsuji and Ryan Kalei Tsuji

Education

  • University of Washington, Pacific Coast Banking School, Certificate, 1985
  • University of Hawai'i @ Manoa, BA, Speech, 1966
  • Hilo High School, Diploma, 1959
  • Kalanianaole Intermediate and Elementary School, 1956

Political Office

  • 3rd District State House, elected in 2004

Professional

  • 2003 - 2004: Hilo Candy Company, Vice President
  • 1969 - 2003: Central Pacific Bank, Retired Senior Vice President
  • 1966 - 1969: KIPA Radio, Program Director

Boards & Commission Appointments

  • 2000 - 2004: Hawai'i Health Systems Corporation, Board Member
  • 1966 - 2000: Statewide Health Coordinating Coucil, Board Member
  • 1986 - 1994: State of Hawai'i Medical Advisory Commission, Board Member

Present Business & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • Big Island Press Club, Past Treasurer
  • Business Education Partnership
  • Hawai'i Island Japanese Community Association, Director
  • Hawai'i Shima Hiroshima Kenjin Kai, Director
  • Hilo Medical Center Foundation, Director
  • Hilo Yacht Club, Past Treasurer
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerece & Industry of Hawai'i, Past President
  • Kumamoto Kenjin Kai
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum, Board Member

Past BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Institute of Banking
  • American Red Cross
  • Arc of Hilo
  • Easter Seals Society
  • Hawai'i Heart Association
  • Hawai'i Island Contractor's Association
  • Hawai'i Island United Way
  • Hawai'i County Workforce Development Board
  • Hawai'i Medical Advisory Committee
  • Hospice of Hilo

Member of the Democratic party