Gene Ward

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Republican Hawaii

State House (Hawaii 17)

Family: Wife: Faredah, 1 Child: Johanna Mei Ping

Born: 03/09/1943 Conneaut, OH

Home: Honolulu, Hawaii

Religion: Protestant

Education: PhD, Sociology of Business, University of Hawaii - Manoa, 1983 MA, Urban Sociology, University of Hawaii - Manoa, 1980 Certificate in Urban Planning, University of Hawaii - Manoa, 1980 BA, University of Hawaii - Manoa

Profession: Adjunct Faculty, Hawaii Pacific University, 1991-present Peace Corps Country Director, East Timor, 2005-2006 Senior Democracy Advisor, United States Agency for International Development, 2000-2005 Advisor, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 1985-2000 Founder/Executive Director, Hawaii Entrepreneurship Training and Development Institute, 1977-1990 United Nations Advisor, United Nations-International Labor Organization Malawi, Africa, 1985-1987 United States Army, Vietnam, 1968-1970 Adjunct Professor, Charminade University

Political: Minority Policy Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives, present Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1990-1998, 2006-present Precinct Vice-President, Republican Party, 1988-present Co-Chair, Hawaii Delegation, Republican National Convention, 2008 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 1, 1998 Minority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1993-1997

Congressional Membership: Member, STEM Task Force, May 2008-present Hawaii Broad Band Task Force, Hawaii House of Representatives, 2008-present Member, Micronesia Compact of Free Association Task Force, 2008-present Co-Chair/Co-Founder, Small Business Caucus, 1993-present Member, Kalanianaole Highway Task Force Member, Keiki Caucus Member, School Commuity Based Management Task Force

Organization Membership: Advisory Board Member, TransPacific Hawaii College, January 2008-present Member, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association, 1998-present Member, Rotary International, 1983-present Board Member, East-West Center Alumni Association, 1998-2000 Member, Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board, 1988-1990 Member, African-American Chamber of Commerce Member, Small Business Council, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Member, Filipino Chamber of Commerce Member, Friends of Hawaii Kai Library Member, Japanese American Chamber of Commerce Director, HALE Coalition, Japanese American Citizens League Member, Small Business Hawaii Member, Waikiki Rotary


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