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Donovan M. Dela CruzDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 22
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21
Years of Experience
HIResidence (state)

Donovan M. Dela Cruz (born July 6, 1973, in Wahiawa, Hawaii) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 19, 2011 representing District 22. Since August 2017, Dela Cruz has served as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Argosy University
Masters
2015
University of Virginia
Attended Emerging Leaders Program
2013
University of Oregon
BA Journalism/Communications Studies
1991 - 1995
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Attending Working towards Doctorate Degree in Architecture
Past Positions1 - 14 of 14
Senator
Hawaii State Senate
2010 - Current
Councilman
Honolulu City Council
2003 - 2010
Chairperson
Honolulu City Council
2003 - 2007
Chairman
Wahiawa Neighborhood Board
2000 - 2002
Former Boardmember
Wahiawa Neighborhood Board
Former Majority Whip
Hawaii State Senate
Former Member
Government Operations Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Adjunct Professor
Hawaii Pacific University
2018 - Current
Vice President of Communications
DTL- A Hawaiian Strategy Studio
2015 - Current
Director of Communications
WCIT Architects
2011 - 2014
Director of Marketing
Watermark Publishing
2002 - 2003
Account Supervisor
Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations
1998 - 2002
Account Executive
McNeil Wilson Communications
1995 - 1998
Former Coordinator
Public Relations, Hilton Hawaiian Village
Other Experience1 - 29 of 29
Member
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
Current
Member
Filipino Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Oahu Economic Association
Current
Member
Clean and Safe Energy Coalition
Current
Member
Hawaii Asia Pacific Association (HAPA) Young Leaders
Current
Member
Leilehua High School Education Foundation
Current
Member
Culinary Institute Board, Leeward Community College
Current
Member
Advisory Council, Leeward Community College
Current
Member
Leilehua Alumni and Community Association
Current
Member
Wahiawa Lions Club
Current
Member
Urban Land Institute
Current
Creator
The Whitmore Project
Former Member
Micro-Enterprise Program, Kahuku Federal Credit Union
Former Member
Whitmore Filipino Community Association
Member
Hawaii Bicycling League
Chair
Ways and Means Committee, Hawaii State Senate
Former Chair
Committee on Public Safety and Services, Honolulu City Councils
Former Chair
Committee on Executive Matters, Honolulu City Council
Former Chair
Committee on Housing, Hawaii State Senate
Former Chair
Committee on Economic Development, Hawaii State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Planning, Honolulu City Council
Former Member
Transportation and Energy Committee, Hawaii State Senate
Former Member
Committee on Water and Environment, Council of State Governments-WEST
Former Member
Committee on Transportation, Honolulu City Council
Former Member
Water, Land, and Agriculture Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Committee on Transportation, Hawaii State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Committee on International Affairs, Hawaii State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Committee on Public Infrastructure, Honolulu City Council
Member
Education Committee, Hawaii State Senate