About Ron Kouchi

2016 Kouchi Family Photo
FAMILY

Married to the former Joy Tanimoto
Two sons, Dan and Egan

EDUCATION
Waimea High School, Class of 1975
Attended Drake University

PUBLIC SERVICE
Senator, Hawai’i State Senate 2010-present
Senate President 2015-present
Senate Vice President
Majority Caucus Leader
Vice Chair, Ways and Means Committee
Vice Chair, Committee on Agriculture
Vice Chair, Committee on Tourism
Served 11 terms—22 years—on the Kaua’i County Council
Kaua’i County Council Chair for 12 years
Former Director, National Association of Counties
Vice Chair, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee
Director of Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative 2003-2006

PROFESSIONAL
Community Relations Director, Showe Land and Marine LLC.
Lobbyist, County of Kaua’i
Registered Representative, The Equitable
Director, Koloa Neighborhood Center
Legislative Analyst for State Representative Dennis Yamada

COMMUNITY
Director, Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce
Member, Legislative Committee
Board Member, Kaua’i Veterans Memorial Hospital
Director, Kaua’i Visitors Bureau
Board Member, YMCA
Capital Campaign Chair, Wilcox Health Foundation

SPORTS
President, Kaua’i High School Baseball Boosters Club
President, Lihu’e Baseball League
President, West Kaua’i Midget Baseball League
Head Coach of the Waimea High School Girls Volleyball Team