iharaMember of the following committees:

HMS - Human Services (Vice-Chair)
CPN - Commerce and Consumer Protection
ENE - Energy and Environment

Senator Igara's 20-year vision (submitted to GrassrootInstitute.org)

Born

  • April 19, 1951

Education

  • University of Hawaii, BA Liberal Studies
  • Mid Pacific Institute

Political Office

  • State Senate 1994-present; Majority Leader 1997-2000, Majority Floor Leader 1995-96
  • State House 1986-1994; Majority Floor Leader 1993-94; Intergovernmental Relations and
  • International Affairs Committee Chair, 1991-92
  • Chairman, Oahu Democratic Party 1990-94, 1982-84
  • Delegate and Vice President, State Constitutional Convention 1978

Professional

  • Community Development
  • Communications Director

Community

  • Kaimuki Business & Professional Association
  • Kaimuki Lions Club
  • Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA
  • New Kapahulu Business Association

Civic

  • Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative
  • League of Women Voters of Hawaii
  • Common Cause Hawaii; President's Council
  • Legislative Effective and State Government Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures

Awards

  • 2008 Shining Light Award, Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans
  • 2006 "Na Lima Kokua Ma Waena O Makua Award," Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society
  • Good Government Angel Award 2003-04, Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative
  • Lawmaker of the Year 2003, Small Business Hawaii
  • Unsung Hero Award, Hawaii's Thousand Friends 2002
  • 2000 Civic Leadership Award, Hawaii Technology Trade Association
  • "Good Government Award", Common Cause Hawaii 1997 & 1993

Member of the Democratic party