Ron Menor

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Ron Menor, a member of the Democratic Party, represents the 17th Senatorial District in the Hawaii State Senate of the Hawaii State Legislature. Senate District 17 includes the Mililani, Mililani Mauka and Waipahu areas of the island of Oahu, in the state of Hawaii.

Menor was one of two Filipino Democratic primary candidates for the 2nd U.S. House District seat. The other is Nestor Garcia. There are approximately 275,000 Hawaiians of Filipino ancestry. Both were unsuccessful in the primary.

According to the Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecards, Menor has a very poor to fair environmental voting record [1].


Legislative History

  • State Representative, 12th Representative District, (Mililani - Waipio) 1982 - 1985
  • State Senator, 6th Senatorial District, (Mililani – Waipio – Waipahu) 1986 – 1990
  • State Representative, 39th Representative District, (Mililani - Wheeler -Wahiawa) 1992 - 2000


  • Iolani School, 1973.
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A. (Commencement Speaker), 1977.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., Juris Doctor (One of three students selected for the school's national moot court team), 1980.


  • Law Clerk for Chief Justice William Richardson, Hawaii Supreme Court, 1980 - 1981
  • Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii, 1981 - 1982
  • Private Attorney and Small Businessman (present)


  • Menor was born on September 29, 1955 in Hilo. He is married and has 3 children.
  • "His grandfather Angelo Menor immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines in 1925 to work on the Ola’a plantation on the Island of Hawaii. Ron’s father, Ben Menor, became one of Territory’s first Filipino lawyers and served 10 years in the state legislature himself before becoming a judge - and eventually the first Filipino to serve on the Hawaii State Supreme Court." [2]

Member of the following Senate committees:

  • Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Housing (Chair)
  • Business and Economic Development
  • Transportation and Government Operations

Contact Information

Hawaii State Capitol, Room 219
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-6740, 623-7797
Fax: 808-586-6829


  • Mark Neisse. "Filipinos Vie for Seat in U.S. House." ABC News. August 19, 2006. News Article.

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External Links

  • Ron Menor (Hawaii State Legislature)
  • Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecard 2003-2004: Menor 62% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
  • Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecard 2001-2002: Menor 29% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
  • Housing
    • Public housing awaits repairs -- State lawmakers and a U.S. agency decry a backlog that keeps many units vacant By Mary Vorsino (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3-28-05)
    • Solving affordable housing crisis (Honolulu Advertiser, 5-29-05)
    • Lingle signs Omnibus Housing Bill (Hawaii Business Journal, 7-6-05)
    • Lingle signs affordable-housing bills, promises more (Honolulu Advertiser, 7-7-05)
    • Tour helps group assess housing shortage By Derrick DePledge (Honolulu Advertiser, 8-30-05)
  • Gas Cap
    • Expert says price caps on isle gas no panacea -- Some predict global market forces will eclipse its influence By Ron Staton (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4-24-05)
    • Another Perspective: Analysts see need for gas price cap law by Ron Menor (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 5-1-05)
    • 3 oil firms want gas cap delayed -- More data are sought on the law's impact on the state economy By Mary Vorsino (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 7-7-05)
    • Key legislator blames PUC for higher gasoline prices By B.J. Reyes (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9-13-05)
    • Backers say gas price drop will prove law is working -- The PUC is studying pricing data to gauge industry compliance By B.J. Reyes (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10-13-05)

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