Representative Scott Nishimoto

APAICS Board Member
State of Hawaii

Rep. Scott Nishimoto was first elected in 2002. He has the distinction of being selected as the first Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellow with the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies. He has been a member of the Hawaii Bar Association since 2003, received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in May 2002 and his Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1997. At UHM, Rep. Nishimoto was elected student body president of the Associated Students of UH. His professional experience includes serving as a staff member in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and working as a law clerk at Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks. Rep. Nishimoto was a member of the 2003 Japanese American Leadership Delegation invited by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership to meet with Japanese leaders in the political, business, non-profit, academic and cultural fields. He currently is on the board of directors for the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation and is a member of the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council. In addition, Rep. Nishimoto serves on the Department of Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Interim Steering Committee, Diamond Head Lion’s Club, Kaimuki Adult School Community Council and School Community Based Management Councils for Liholiho and Ala Wai elementary schools.