Representative Mele Carroll
13th Representative District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 405
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone 808-586-6790; fax 808-586-6779
From Maui, toll free 984-2400 + 66790
From Molokai and Lanai,
toll free 1-800-468-4644 + 66790
Representative Mele Carroll currently serves in her third term (2-year terms) as the State House Representative for the thirteenth district of the Hawai`i State House of Representative which includes East Maui, the islands of Lana`i, Moloka`i including Kalaupapa, Kaho`olawe and Molokini. She is a graduate of James Campbell High School and attended the Hawaii Community College and the University of Hawaii-Hilo studying Business Administration.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Hawaii Affairs Committee, Chair of the Legislative Hawaiian Caucus of the legislature, and serves as a member of the following committees: Health committee; Human Services committee; Judiciary committee; and the Consumer Protection & Commerce committee.
Prior to her appointment in 2005 by Governor Linda Lingle, Mele Carroll served as the Executive Assistant & the Chief Legislative Liaison to County of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and was responsible for representing the County of Maui at the legislature by providing oral and written testimony, researching and drafting bills as well as providing community updates through public forums and meetings.
Mele Carroll was also responsible for writing a federal grant proposal to the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for $2 million dollars that contributed to the purchase of Mu’olea Point (73 acres) in Hana and worked with the community to develop a management plan to preserve Mu’olea Point which was known as King David Kalakaua’s summer home for the Ali’i.
Mele Carroll was a key leader and also instrumental in helping to secure funding for the new emergency medical helicopter service for Maui County through her work with a bi-partisan coalition of community leaders.
Previously, Mele Carroll served as Chief of Staff to State Senator J. Kalani English at the Hawaii State Senate for two years in addition to serving four years as his Chief of Staff at the Maui County Council. She was appointed and served on the State’s Cable Television Advisory Committee and the State’s Na Ala Hele Trails Council.
Mele Carroll’s community service includes serving on the following boards of non-profit organizations such as: Current President of the Waikikena Foundation; past President of the Maui AIDS Foundation; past Vice President for the Friends of Maui County Health organization which is now known as the Society for Health Advancement Policy & Education; Current Board Director of the `Aha Ali`i Kapuaiwa O Kamehameha V Royal Order of Kamehameha I); past Board Director for the Maui Adult Day Care Center; Member of the Aloha Festivals Maui Steering Committee; past Board Director of the American Cancer Society; past Board Director of the Na Po’e Kokua; and Paia Youth & Cultural Center. She also served as the Head Coach of the Lahainaluna High School’s Girls Varsity Basketball team.
Representative Mele Carroll served on the following committees in 2005-2006:
• House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Vice Chair
• House Committee on Water, Land & Ocean Resources, Member
• House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, Member
• House Committee on Finance, Member
Representative Mele Carroll served on the following committees in 2007-2008:
• House Committee on Energy & Environmental Committee, Vice Chair
• House Committee on Water, Land, Ocean Resources & Hawaiian Affairs, Member
• House Committee on Finance, Member
• Legislative Hawaiian Caucus, Chair
Representative Mele Carroll serves on the following committees for 2009-2010:
• House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Chair
• House Committee on Judiciary, Member
• House Committee on Health, Member
• House Committee on Human Services, Member
• House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, Member
• Legislative Hawaiian Caucus, Chair (since 2007-present)
Elected to the House: 2005 (appointed 2/4/05) – Present
Member of the Democratic party.
Member of the following committees:
HAW – Hawaiian Affairs (Chair)
CPC – Consumer Protection & Commerce
HLT – Health
HUS – Human Services
JUD – Judiciary
Chair of the Legislative Hawaiian Caucus