|Name||Barbara C. Marumoto|
|Address||Hawai'i State Capitol, 19th Representative District , 415 South Beretania Street, Room 304|
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813, United States
|| July 21, 1939
|Last Modifed||Wishful Thinking|
Jun 19, 2004 11:44am
Asian - Japanese -
|Info||Barbara Marumoto has served in the Hawai'i House of Representatives since 1978 and has served as the House Minority Leader in 1984 to 1986 and in 1998 to 2000. Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, she was elected to the Hawai'i State Constitutional Convention in 1978. |
President George W. Bush appointed her in 2001 to serve on the Presidentís Advisory Commission on Asian American & Pacific Islanders. She has served on a number of federal commissions including the Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Education. She also served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the 1980s.
A prominent link between President George W. Bush and Hawai'i, she has served as Chairman of the Bush for President Hawai'i Committee in 2000 and 2004.
Marumoto is an American of Japanese Ancestry [AJA], born in San Francisco. Although US citizens, Marumoto and her parents were interned with other Japanese families at Tanforan Race Track just south of San Francisco at the onset of World War II. She is married to Richard A. Coons and has several children.
She attended the University of Hawai'i at Manoa where she obtained a Bachelor of Art degree in sociology. She continued her education at University of California in Berkeley and Los Angeles and at San Francisco State University.
Marumoto is a commercial real estate associate by trade. She has also been a State Senate Republican Office Aide for State Rep. John Carroll and State Sen. Fred Rohlfing.
In 1992, the National Republican Legislators Association named Marumoto Legislator of the Year. In 1994 she received the Outstanding Women Leader in Public Sector Award.