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Beth Fukumoto

Beth Fukumoto Chang
Minority Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 31, 2014
Preceded by Aaron Ling Johanson
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 36th district
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Preceded by Roy Takumi
Personal details
Born (1983-03-30) March 30, 1983 [1]
Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) David S. Chang
Residence Mililani, Hawaii
Alma mater Georgetown University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Website Campaign Website

Beth Fukumoto Chang[2] (born March 30, 1983, in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 16, 2013, representing District 36.[3] She currently serves as the Minority Leader.


Fukumoto Chang attended bachelor's degrees in American studies and sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Fukumoto Chang has spoken against what she calls "career politicians," and supports term limits.[4] In 2013, The Daily Beast named Fukumoto Chang one of "Nine Women Remaking the Right."[5] Fukumoto Chang was also named by the Washington Post as a Top 40 under 40 Rising Political Star.[6] Fukumoto Chang voted against Hawaii's successful gay marriage bill.[7]


  • In 2012, with Democratic Representative Roy Takumi redistricted to District 35, Fukumoto Chang won the District 36 August 11, 2012, Republican primary with 1,158 votes (62.0%) [8] and won the November 6, 2012, general election with 5,334 votes (51.2%) against incumbent Democratic Representative Marilyn Lee,[9] who had been redistricted from District 38.
  • In 2010, Fukumoto Chang initially challenged incumbent Democratic Representative Ryan Yamane in District 37, was unopposed for the September 18, 2010, Republican primary, winning with 863 votes,[10] but lost the November 2, 2010, general election to Yamane.[11]


Fukumoto is married to David S. Chang, the past chair for the Hawaii Republican Party, CEO of Chang Holding Company, combat veteran, and Chief Editor for The Art of Thinking SMART.[12]


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