Linda is honored to serve as the State Representative for Moanalua, Salt Lake and Aliamanu, since 2010. She was Vice-Chair of Transportation (2011-2013) and Vice Chair of Higher Education (2013-2014) in the State House, as well as a member of the Finance, Labor, Public Safety and Education committees. In 2011, Linda was the Co-Chair of the House Food Bank Food Drive, coordinating fundraising efforts by House members for the Food Bank of Hawaii and its affiliates. Linda is also a practicing attorney at Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP, specializing in real estate, condominium association, community associations and business litigation. She is married to Pono Chong.
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Friends of Linda Ichiyama
P.O. Box 1707
Aiea, HI 96701
Public service has always been an important part of Linda’s life. While a senior at Moanalua High School, Linda served as the student member on the Hawaii State Board of Education. She represented all public school students in Hawaii, and advised the Board on issues facing the public education system with insight and perspective. She was also active in the Hawaii State Student Council and the Interact Club, which developed her appreciation for the democratic process and volunteerism. These experiences taught her that a quality public education is not just an option for Hawaii's keiki, but a necessity.
The value of education was reinforced upon Linda when she enrolled at Georgetown University alongside students from around the world. There, she earned a degree in International Politics. While in Washington, D.C., Linda worked on Capitol Hill where she gained policy-making experience on a national level.
Through her hard work and commitment to a number of organizations in our community, Linda saw first-hand how the law can empower each of us. She graduated with honors from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii and was an active member in a number of student organizations. Her desire to serve the community has continued through her work with Lanakila Meals on Wheels, the American Civil Liberties Union, the
Japanese-American Citizens League, Honolulu, Chapter, the Friends of the Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library, the Moanalua Lions Club and other community organizations.