Senator Stanley Chang

Hawaii (D)

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Stanley was born in East Honolulu to hardworking immigrants from China.  He attended Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude.  Before being elected to the City Council, he practiced law in Honolulu, specializing in real estate law.

From 2011 to 2015 he represented District 4, East Honolulu, on the Honolulu City Council where he served as the Chair of the Public Works and Sustainability Committee, where he oversaw roads, sewers, water, waste disposal, and other basic infrastructure needs of the city.  He also served as Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, which was responsible for the $2 billion operating budget and the capital improvements budget of the City.

While on City Council, Chang reduced homelessness and fought for appropriation for programs to provide homeless persons with shelter. He also fought to ensure road maintenance programs were funded. Stanley believes his most meaningful education has been the values his parents and home state have instilled in him—responsibility, honesty, and humility.