Robert Bunda
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Robert Bunda

Democrat

American politician

Wahiawa, Hawaii
Profile Photo

Robert Bunda

American politician
Summary
Experience
74
Years of Age
27
Years of Experience
HIResidence (state)

Robert "Bobby" Bunda (born April 25, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate, representing the 22nd District from 1994 through 2010, when he resigned his position in an unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. Previously he was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1983 through 1994. He is the first Filipino American to attain the presidency of any state legislature in the United States. He attended Ludwigsburg American High School in Stuttgart, Germany, Leilehua High School, Texas Wesleyan College where he earned his Bachelor of Science in 1974, and the University of Dallas for his graduate studies. The 2009 Achievement Award for Public Affairs was conferred to Bunda by Filipinas Magazine. The magazine, self-described as "the Magazine for Filipinos Worldwide" named Bunda as among the "brightest lights" of the Filipino community.Bunda announced on October 13, 2009, that he had entered the 2010 race for Lieutenant Governor for the State of Hawaiʻi. Bunda subsequently lost the election to former state legislator and state party chairman Brian Schatz.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Dallas
Attended Graduate Studies
1975
Texas Wesleyan College
BS
1974

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 9)  
President Emeritus
Hawaii State Senate
2007 - 2010
Senator
Hawaii State Senate
1994 - 2010
Representative
State House of Representatives
1983 - 1994
Independent Businessman
Current
Insurance Agent
1979 - Current
Banking Executive
1973 - 1979
Experience
Texas Army National Guard
Experience
United States Air Force
Experience
Hawaii National Guard

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 10)  
Director
West Oahu Young Men's Christian Association
Member
Wahiawa Lions Club
Member
Wahiawa Jaycees
Member
Oahu Filipino Chamber of Commerce
Member
Wahiawa General Hospital
Member
Wahiawa Community and Business Association
President
Eames Kumiai Association
Co-Founder
Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund
Creator
Hawaii's first ocean Management Plan
Member
Governor's Task Force, Educational Governance