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Norman Sakamoto's Biography
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Norman L. Sakamoto
Wife: Penny; 3 Children: David, Greg, Katherine
MS, University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, 1970
BS, University of Hawaii - Manoa, 1969
Attended, University Lab School, 1965
Former Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii State Senate
Candidate, Hawaii State Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Senator, Hawaii State Senate, 1996-2010
Co-Chair, Small Business Caucus, 1996-present
Member, City and County of Honolulu Building Permit Advisory Board, present
Member, City and County Visioning Teams, present
Co-Chair, Hawaii Congress on Small Business, present
Member, Hawaii Contactors License Board, present
Member, Impaired Driving Task Force
Member, Keiki Caucus
Member, Legislative Advisory Committee, Western Interstate Committee on Higher Education
Member, P-20 Council
Member, School To Work Council, Farrington Complex, present
Member, Act 238 Educational Accountability Task Force, 2001-2002
Member, Hawaii 3 R's - Remodel, Repair, Restore our Schools, 2002
Member, Educational Commission of the States, 2001
Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO), 1996-1999
Vice Chair, Senate Education and Technology Committee, 1998
Co-Chair, Senate Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, 1996-1998
President/Owner, SC Pacific Corporation/Roll-a-Way Shutters of the Pacific, 1985-present
Pineapple Cannery Tray-Boy, California Packing Corporation
Teacher/Education Officer, Department of Education
President, Hwn Emporium, Incorporated
President, Sundance Circle, Incorporated
United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vice President, S and M Sakamoto Incorporated, 1973-1985
Engineer, City of Los Angeles, 1970-1973
Engineer, Corps of Engineers, 1971-1972
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Advisory Board, Radford High School Foundation, present
Member, Aiea Community Association, present
Member, Aiea Hongwanji
Member, Aiea Pearl City Business Association, present
Member, Barbers Point Council
Member, Boys and Girls Club, Aliamanu Advisory Board, present
Assistant Scoutmaster/Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, present
Former President, Building Industry Association of Hawaii
Member, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, present
Member, Construction Industry Legislative Organization, present
Member, Filipino Leaders Alliance
Member, Hawaii Work Force Development Council
Member, Hi Ed Council
Director, Home Builders Institute, present
Member, Hui Kokua Kinipopo Booster Club
Member, International Fellowship of Christian Businessmen, present
Honorary Chair, Japanese American Citizens League
Board Member, Joint Venture Education Forum
Legislative Director, Kalihi Business Association, present
Member, Leadership Council, National Federation of Independent Business, present
Director/Vice-Chair, Moanalua Gardens Community Association, present
Member, Moanalua Gardens Foundation, present
Member/Membership Coordinator, Moanalua Lions Club, present
Director/Member, National Association of Home Builders, present
Member, Navy League of the United States
Member, Pearl City Makule Softball League
Member, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset, present
Member, Waipahu Business Association, present
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