Get to know Rep. Okimoto

Updated: Jul 12, 2019

Rep. Val Okimoto was elected to the state House of Representatives on November 6, 2018. She represents the residents of District 36 which includes Mililani Mauka, Mililani, and Waipi‘o Acres. She currently serves on the Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Lower & Higher Education, and Committee on Tourism & International Affairs.


Representative Okimoto was born in Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i, was a scholar athlete, and graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from Kaua‘i High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in business management with honors (cum laude) from Brigham Young University of Hawai‘i, and obtained her special education teacher certification at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

She also spent 18 months in Cebu, Philippines for a church service mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Prior to being elected to office, Representative Okimoto worked as a special education teacher at Makalapa Elementary School for 3 years, and at Highlands Elementary School for 7 years.


She has been an active member of her community by serving as a Director and Treasurer of the Mililani Town Association (MTA), board member of the School Community Council (SCC) at Mililani ‘Ike Elementary School, Team Parent for Mililani American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), and served four years as the President of the local chapter of a woman's organization for her church.


Rep. Okimoto is a strong advocate for family values, her community and serving others. She has been a resident of Mililani for over 15 years, and loves the schools, the safe community, and extracurricular activities and opportunities for her daughters. She's grateful to call Mililani her home and strives to do all she can to build an even better future for the community she loves.

CONTACT REP. OKIMOTO: Email - repokimoto@capitol.hawaii.gov Phone - (808) 586-9460


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