Conservative Featured Voice: Charles Djou
by TexasGOPVote on May 19, 2010 at 2:40 PM
Charles Djou is the Republican candidate for U.S. Representative of Hawaii's 1st District. This is a special election, which will be held on May 22 to replace retired Democratic Representative Neil Abercormbie.
Charles currently represents the area from Waikiki to Hawaii Kai on the Honolulu City Council. Before entering the City Council, Charles served in the Hawaii State House where he was the Minority Floor Leader. Charles has spent most of his life in Hawaii. Charles graduated from Punahou School and earned both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. Charles earned his law degree from the University of Southern California law school.
Outside of the City Council, Charles serves as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Charles also practices as an attorney specializing in business law and teaches at the University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law.
Charles is an active member of the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association and is a former member of the Neighborhood Board. Charles is a member of the Young Business Roundtable, the Rotary Club, and the Hawaii Telecommunications Association. Charles is also a member of the Hawaii Republican Party, where he previously served as Vice Chair. Charles is married to Stacey Kawasaki Djou and together they have three children.
City Councilman, 2003-Present
State Representative, 2000-2002
House Minority Floor Leader, 2001-2002
Assistant House Minority Whip, 2000-2001
Small Business Hawaii "Legislator of the Year," 2001 and 2003
Hawaii Republican Party, Vice Chairman, 1998-1999
US Army Reserve, 9th Regional Readiness Command
American Lung Association of Hawaii
Young Business Roundtable
Hawaii Telecommunications Association
Chinese Jaycees, 1997-2001
Attorney, specializing in business law
Adjunct Professor, UH West Oahu, Univ. of Hawaii Law School and HPU
USC Law School, JD
Univ. of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, BS & BA
"You are a better steward of your money and can do more for the economy than the government." - Charles Djou