Gary Hooser

Gary Hooser DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Gary HooserDEMDemocrat American politician
69
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
HIResidence (state)

Gary L. Hooser (born January 19, 1954) is an American politician who served as a member of the Hawaii State Senate representing Kauaʻi and Niʻihau from 2002 to 2010. He also served on the Kauaʻi County Council for four years before becoming a Senator. In the summer of 2010, Hooser resigned his Senate seat to run for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Hawaiʻi. He was defeated on September 18, 2010 in the Democratic primary by Brian Schatz. The following year, he was appointed to lead the Hawaiʻi Office of Environmental Quality Control. He left that office in 2014 to make a successful run for a seat on the Kaua'i County Council in 2014, but he lost his seat in the 2016 election to Mason Chock. As of 2020, Hooser serves as president of the Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action advocacy group.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Hawaii West Oahu
BA
1996
Kauai Community College
AA
1990
Hawaii Entrepreneur Training and Development Institute
Attended
1978
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Majority Leader
Hawaii State Senate
2007 - 2010
Senator
Hawaii State Senate
2002 - 2010
Council Member
Kauai County Council
1998 - 2002
Founder
Wai'oli Properites, Incorporated
President
H and S Publishing
Vice-President
Loomis-ISC
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Board Member
Island School
Member
Rotary Club of Kapaa
Member
Kauai Museum
Member
Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce
Member
Kauai Chamber of Commerce
Trustee
Kauai Community College Trust
Co-Chair
Senate Affordable Housing Task Force