University of Hawaii (B.A., 1970); University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., 1973)
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1993 to present. Chairman, Committee on Human Services, 1991-1992. Chairman, Intergovernmental Relations and International Affairs, 1989-1990. Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1985-1986.
Vice Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1983-1984. Elected State Representative, 1982.
Community Advisory Committee, UH Affiliated Program for Developmental Disabilities; Catholic Community Board; Correctional Education Advisory Council; Hawaii Commission on Access to Justice; Hawaii State Bar Association.