bundaMember of the following Committees:

PSM - Public Safety and Military Affairs (Vice-Chair)
JGO - Judiciary and Government Operations
LBR - Labor
WTL -
Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs


Personal

  • Born April 25, 1947, Waialua
  • Married, wife Gail
  • Children Rachel, Ryan, Ashley, Robson, James Robert

Education

  • University of Dallas, graduate studies 1975, Dallas, Texas
  • Texas Wesleyan College, BS 1974, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ludwigsburg American High School, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Political Office

  • State House of Representatives 1983-94
  • State Senate 1994 - present
  • Created Hawaii's first ocean Management Plan
  • Co-created Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund
  • The only legislative member of the Governor's Task Force on Educational Governance

Professional

  • Independent Businessman
  • Insurance Broker since 1979
  • Banking Executive 1973-79

Community

  • Wahiawa Community and Business Association, Member
  • Wahiawa Lions Club, Member
  • West Oahu YMCA, Director
  • Wahiawa General Hospital, Member
  • Eames Kumiai Association, President

Military

  • U.S. Air Force
  • Texas Army National Guard
  • Hawaii National Guard


Member of the Democratic party.