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Mark M. Nakashima Edit Profile

politician , Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives

Mark M. Nakashima, American state legislator. National vice president United States Junior Chamber, 2003; president Hawaii Joint Commission International Senate & Oldtimers, 2007—2008; Member of Hawaii Junior Chamber of Commerce (state president 2002), Honolulu Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce (chapter president 1997-1998), Hilo Junior Chamber of Commerce, Hamakua Lions Club.

Background

Nakashima, Mark M. was born on March 27, 1963 in Hilo, Hawaii, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Education, University Hawaii, Manoa, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Education, University Hawaii, Manoa, 1989.

Career

He was first elected in 2008, and represents the first district, including Hamakua, North Hilo, and South Hilo. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1988, he taught at Castle High School and Olomana School's Alder Street Detention Home before transferring back to his alma mater, Honokaa High & Intermediate School. From 1993 until his election to the state legislature, he worked for the Hawaii State Teachers Association, the state affiliate of the National Education Association.

Membership

National vice president United States Junior Chamber, 2003. President Hawaii Joint Commission International Senate & Oldtimers, 2007—2008. Member of Hawaii Junior Chamber of Commerce (state president 2002), Honolulu Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce (chapter president 1997-1998), Hilo Junior Chamber of Commerce, Hamakua Lions Club.