Jill (Jill) Tokuda (D-02)

US Representative Jill Tokuda

Jill (Jill) Tokuda (D-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.4906
FAX: 202.225.4987
District: 808.746.6220
Representative
Room 1005 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1102
700 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Residence:Kaneohe, HI

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture
FC MemberCongressional Pacific Islands Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
FC MemberCongressional Invasive Species Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Conservation, Research and Biotechnology
MemberHouse Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberHealthcare Innovation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Ranking MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mamas' Caucus
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

Jill Tokuda represents Hawai`i's Second Congressional District (CD2) which includes suburban and rural parts of O`ahu, the islands of Hawai`i, Kaua`i, Maui, Lana`i, Moloka`i, Ni`ihau, Kaho`olawe, and the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Elected in November 2022 to serve in the 118th Congress, she has been selected by her peers to serve as Vice Chair for Communications for the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Freshman Representative for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and Region 2 Whip (includes Hawai`i, Alaska, Northern California, Guam, American Samoa, and The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Jill's family has called CD2 home for four generations since emigrating from Okinawa, living on Hawai`i Island, Maui, Kaua`i and on the Windward side of O`ahu. A proud product of Hawai`i's public schools, she was the first in her family to go to college and attended The George Washington University where she earned a BA in international relations with a minor in Japanese studies. Jill has extensive experience in both the public and private sector. From 2006-2018, she represented Kaneohe and Kailua in the Hawai`i State Senate. During her tenure she chaired the Ways and Means, Education and Higher Education, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs, and Labor committees. As Ways and Means Chair, Jill balanced the state's $14 billion budget and approved all fiscal and tax measures at the Hawai`i State Legislature. She also championed legislation that established the state's first Executive Office on Early Learning and funded the Hawai`i Keiki Program to provide access to health services in public schools. Jill also passed enabling legislation that allowed for Important Agricultural Lands to be designated and protected. This was an unmet constitutional mandate that took 30 years to pass, and places the highest protections on Hawai`i's most productive food producing lands. Her private and nonprofit experience includes serving as Co-Director of CyberHawaii, which supports workforce development, and as the External Affairs Director of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center where Jill raised funds to expand the facility on the island of Maui. She has served on the board of the Hawai`i Data Collaborative and the advisory board of the Hawai`i Budget and Policy Center. Jill was also a founding member of the Patsy T. Mink PAC, which supports pro-choice women seeking elected office. During the pandemic, Jill was appointed to the Hawai`i House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness where she worked with the state, counties and nonprofit entities to track the progress of over $21 billion in federal relief that came into Hawai`i and provide information and analysis to aid in the distribution and management of these resources. Jill is married to Kyle Michibata. They have two sons, Aden and Matt, who attend the same public schools their parents graduated from - King Intermediate and James B. Castle High School. Their family also includes their chiweenie named Bailey, who holds the distinction of having more likes on social media than anyone else in the family! Jill is driven by the goal of making sure Hawai`i is a place where her sons and all of our children can see a future for themselves in this place we call home.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Kyle Michibata   DOB: 3/3/1976
Counties Representing