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Suzanne Chun Oakland

Suzanne Chun Oakland
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 13th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1961-06-27) June 27, 1961
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michael
Residence Honolulu, Hawaii
Alma mater University of Hawaii
Religion Episcopalian

Suzanne N.J. 'Susie' Chun Oakland is a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate, representing the 13th District since 1996. Previously she was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1990 through 1996. She is generally considered to have liberal political views.

Political career and related activities

Member of the following Senate committees

  • Human Services (Chair)
  • Education
  • Ways and Means
  • Heath
  • Agriculture


Chun Oakland received her BA degree in Communications and Psychology from the University of Hawaii.

Personal life

Chun Oakland is the first of three children born to Philip S. Chun and Mei-Chih Chun. She is the mother of three children Mailene Oakland, Christopher Oakland and Lauren Oakland. She has two grandchildren, Mysha and Shayden Tialevea.

Prior career

Research Assistant and Office Manager, Honolulu City Council Member Gary Gill, 1987–1990 Administrative Assistant, Au's Plumbing and Metal Works, 1979–1990 Administrative Assistant, Smolenski and Woodell, Attorneys at Law, 1984–1986


External links

  • Hawaii State Legislature - Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland official government website
  • Project Vote Smart - Senator Suzanne Nyuk Jun Chun Oakland (HI) profile
    • voting record, issue positions (Political Courage Test)
  • Follow the Money - Suzanne N J Chun Oakland
    • 2008 2006 2004 2002 2000 State Senate campaign contributions
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