Lieutenant Governor’s Biography

Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui

Biography: Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui

Lieutenant Governor Shan S. Tsutsui became the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii after the position was vacated by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz at the end of 2012. He is a member of the International Committee for the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association.  Tsutsui was elected in 2002 to the Hawaii State Senate, representing Central Maui.  From 2010 to 2012, he was selected among his peers to serve as President of the Senate, making him the first Senator from Maui to serve as Senate President.  As a freshman Senator, Tsutsui became Senate Majority Caucus Leader, a position he held until 2010.  Tsutsui also served as the Vice Chair of Ways and Means (2005-2010); Vice Chair of the Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs (2007-2010); Vice Chair of the Committee on Tourism (2003-2004); and was a member of the Committees on Health, Education, Military Affairs, Housing, Human Services, and Government Operations.  He is a former small business owner and financial advisor.  The Lt. Governor earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and is a graduate of Maui High School.  He and his wife, Lyndelle, reside on Maui with their three daughters, Mikayla, Kaylee and Kenna.

Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii – 2012- present

Appointed  as a member to International Committee for the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association

•Legislative

Elected to the Hawaii state Senate in 2002

Senate President from 2010 to 2012

5th Senatorial District, Maui – Kahului, Wailuku, Paia and Lower Paia

Committees:
- Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Ways and Means – 2005 to 2010
- Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs – 2007 to 2010
- Vice-Chair, Senate Committee on Tourism – 2003 to 2004
- Member, Senate Committee on Ways and Means – 2003 to 2010
- Member, Senate Committee on Tourism and Government Operations – 2003 to 2010
- Member, Senate Committee on Health – 2003 to 2006
- Member, Senate Committee on Education and Military Affairs – 2005 to 2006
- Member, Senate Committee on Education and Housing – 2003 to 2004
- Member, Senate Committee on Human Services – 2003 to 2004

Leadership:
- Majority Caucus Leader, Hawaii State Senate – 2003 to 2010

• Education

Maui High School- 1989

University of Hawaii at Manoa –Bachelor of Arts, Economics

• Professional

Business Consultant, Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc. – 2008 to 2012

Director of Marketing, Hawaii Investment Securities, LLC, a subsidiary of Wachovia Securities

Financial Network – 2005 to 2012

Owner/Operator, Keiki Time – 2001 to 2010

Financial Advisor, UBS Paine Webber – 1998 to 2004

Financial Advisor, Prudential Securities – 1996 to 1998

Financial Advisor, Manulife Financial – 1994 to 1996

• Personal

Born August 9th, 1971

Married to the former Lyndelle Lee. Together they have three daughters, Mikayla, Kaylee and Kenna

• Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) – 2002 to 2007

Member, Maui Young Business Round Table – 2001 to present

Director, Maui Mall Merchants Association – 2001

Youth Tennis Coach, Wailuku Junior Tennis Club – 2000 to 2001

Coach, Maui High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams – 1997 to 2001

Coach, Maui High School Boys Tennis Team – 1995 to 1996