Party affiliation: Democratic Party
Charter President, Young Domocrats, Oahu, 195456. State President, Young Democrats,, Hawaii, 1956-1958. Hawaii State Representative, 1956-1958.
National Vice-President, National Young Democrats, 1957-1959. Hawaii State Senator, 1958-1959 and 1962-1964. Member of House of Reps, for Hawaii, 1965-1977.
Secretary, 89th Democrat Congressional Club, 1965-1977. Member, Congressmen for Peace Through Law, 1965-1967. Chairwoman, United States-China Committee, 1969-1971.
Member, Foreign Policy-World Order Committee. Vice-President, Democratic Study Group, 1967-1971 and 1975-1977. Vice-Chairwoman, Task Force on Education, 1971.
Member, Congressional Reform Task Force, 1971. Member, Advisory Committee on State-Urban Relations, Council of State Govts., 1968. Member, Commission on Rules Review, Democrat National Convention, 1969-1971.
American Council, Young Political Leaders, 1969-1971. National Advisory Board, National Movement for the Student Vote, 1971. Vice-President, American Democratic Action, 1973-1977, President, 1978-1981.
Delegate, Democrat National Convention, 1960, 1972 and 1980. Member, Credentials Committee, 1980. Delegate, Democrat National Mid-Term Conference, 1974.
Assistant Secretary-of-State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, 1977-1978. Member, Honolulu City Council, 1983-1987, Chairwoman, 1983-1985. Professional career: lecturer, University of Hawaii, 1952-1956, 1959-1962 and 1979-1981.