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Chris LeeDEMDemocrat State Senator, District 25
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HIResidence (state)

Christopher Kalani Cushman Lee (born January 28, 1981) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate. He was the youngest member and only millennial serving in the Hawaii State Legislature when elected in November, 2008. He currently serves as Majority Whip and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations and commissions. Lee is a supporter of addressing climate change and has authored laws making Hawaii the first state to mandate 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, the first state to commit to economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2045, and the first state requiring all public schools and universities to upgrade and become net-zero facilities by 2035. He is an advocate for equal rights, serving as spokesperson for the campaign to pass the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in 2013, and authoring two laws protecting transgender individuals.Lee also successfully helped lead the campaign to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument into the world's largest marine protected area, and successfully led the opposition to defeat a $4.3 billion takeover of Hawaii's electric utilities by Florida-based Nextera Energy.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Oregon State University
BA Political Science
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Assistant Majority Whip
Hawaii State Senate
2023 - Current
Senator
Hawaii State Senate
2021 - Current
Majority Whip
Hawaii State House of Representatives
2017 - 2021
Representative
Hawaii State House of Representatives
2009 - 2021
Assistant Majority Leader
Hawaii State House of Representatives
2015 - 2016
Former Baggage Hauler
Hawaiian Airlines
Former Grill Operator
Enchanted Lake McDonaldÂ’s
Former Intern
Hawaii State Capitol
Former Sales Employee
Hawaiian Island Creations
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu
Current
Volunteer
Breakthroughs for Youth at Risk
Volunteer
Hawaii Meth Project
Chair
Transportation, Culture, and the Arts Committee, Hawaii State Senate
2023 - Current
Member
Ways and Means Committee, Hawaii State Senate
2023 - Current
Vice Chair
Labor and Technology Committee, Hawaii State Senate
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Energy and Environmental Protection Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Judiciary Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Member
Consumer Protection and Commerce Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Member
Water and Land Committee, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism Committee
Member
Judiciary Committee
Member
Transportation Committee