Carol Fukunaga

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Carol Fukunaga, is a first term member of the Honolulu City Council representing District 6. Her district includes downtown Honolulu, Punchbowl, Liliha, Pauoa, Nuuanu, Papakolea, Kalihi and parts of Makiki.

She won her candidacy for the seat in a special election that coincided with the 2012 general election. The District 6 seat was vacated in August 2012 by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who left her post early to run for Congress.

Fifteen candidates joined Fukunaga on the District 6 ballot. Fukunaga beat runner-up Sam Aiona, the race’s leading anti-rail hopeful, 25 percent to 21 percent. Fukunaga generally supported moving forward with the Honolulu rail project.

Prior to her election to the City Council, Fukunaga had since 1992 represented the Makiki, Ala Moana and McCully communities as a Democrat in the state Senate. She was chair of the committee on Economic Development and Technology. She also was a member of the committees on Water and Land and Ways and Means.

Fakunaga lost her bid for re-election to her seat in the State Legislature after redistricting pitted her against fellow incumbent Democrat Brian Taniguchi. Fukunaga also served in the state House between 1978 and 1982 and from 1986 to 1992.

She was born in 1947 and received her degree from the University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law.



June 2017

Wednesday, June 7

Council Rejects Proposal To Ban All Plastic Bags At Checkout Counters

May 2017

Thursday, May 4

Committee Proposes Fee, But Balks At Total Ban On Plastic Bags

April 2017

Wednesday, April 26

Honolulu Joins Movement To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

September 2015

Tuesday, September 8

Did Political Donations Influence Honolulu City Council’s Hoopili Vote?

Wednesday, September 2

City Council Overrides Veto on Chinatown Sit-Lie Expansion

August 2015

Wednesday, August 5

City Council Passes Bill That Could Target Kapalama Canal Encampment

July 2015

Tuesday, July 14

Council Members’ Allowances: A Lot of Travel and a Little Charity

June 2015

Wednesday, June 3

Honolulu City Council Will Keep Pushing to Move the Homeless Along

May 2015

Wednesday, May 6

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

April 2015

Thursday, April 30

Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council

March 2015

Thursday, March 5

City Council Panel Approves Rezoning for Hoopili Development

January 2015

Monday, January 5

Honolulu City Council Continues on Collision Course With Mayor

Friday, January 2

Honolulu City Council Committee Chairs Picked

December 2014

Thursday, December 11

Will Honolulu’s Sit-Lie Ban Expand Again to Target the Homeless Outside Malls?

November 2014

Wednesday, November 12

Honolulu City Council Postpones Vote to Expand Sit-Lie Ban Until Friday

Tuesday, November 4

Honolulu City Council: Carol Fukunaga and Trevor Ozawa Win

October 2014

Thursday, October 30

Developers, Unions Jockey for Position in Honolulu City Council Races

Friday, October 10

Sharply Different Styles Separate District 6 Honolulu City Council Candidates

September 2014

Wednesday, September 10

Honolulu City Council Votes to Ban Sitting, Lying on Waikiki Sidewalks

August 2014

Saturday, August 9

Honolulu City Council: Two Districts Will Have Run-offs in November

July 2014

Thursday, July 31

Honolulu Council Proposes Tax Relief for High-End Homeowners

Will New Honolulu City Council Members Smooth Friction with Mayor Caldwell?