+ − Contact Information
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (808) 586-9450
Fax: (808) 586-9456
415 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
+ − Biography
Representing Kailua and Waimanalo, Representative Chris Lee currently serves as Chair of the Committee on Judiciary (JUD). Lee previously chaired the Committee on Energy and Environmental Protection (EEP) from 2012-2018. Representative Lee was born and raised in Kailua. He attended 'Iolani School, and later Oregon State University.
In 2013 Chris stepped up to help lead the campaign to pass marriage equality in Hawaii. In spite of receiving a death threat for his public role as a spokesperson for the campaign, he fought on to help make Hawaii the 15th state to pass same-sex marriage. He then took on climate change and passed a law making Hawaii the first state to require all electricity to come from 100% renewable energy, and statewide carbon neutrality by 2045.
Chris has taken a proactive role successfully authoring and passing important laws to protect victims of domestic violence, keep guns out of the wrong hands, protect our environment from polluters, make adapting to climate change a priority, fix public schools, protect workers from exploitation, reduce the cost of living for local families, and address the corrosive influence of money in politics.
Lee also successfully helped organize the campaign to expand the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument into the world's largest marine protected area, and successfully led the opposition to defeat a $4.3 billion takeover of Hawaii's electric utilities by Florida-based Nextera Energy, which would have added billions in cost to local electric bills.
He was named national "Best Policymaker" by the US Green Building Council Center for Green Schools, and has been supported by Barack Obama for his role making Hawaii a national leader on climate and energy policy.