Patricia F. Saiki was elected State Chairman of Hawaii in March of 2014.
Saiki received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Hawaii. Patricia dedicated over ten years of her early career to elementary school, middle school, and high school education. She continued her commitment to education through community service at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific College, as well as serving on the board for the Funding and Improvement of Post-Secondary Education and the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education. Her passion for the value of education continued as she pursued a teaching fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Saiki had a very accomplished business career working on the Board of Directors of Bank of America, Hawaii. She devoted over ten years to the Board of Directors at AMFAC, Inc., Hawaii’s largest corporation, in addition to serving on the Board for Hawaiian Airlines. In 1991, Patricia was appointed by the President to serve as Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington D.C.
Patricia Saiki has held countless positions in politics and government. She served as the Chair for the Republican Party of Hawaii as well as Delegate for the Republican National Convention in both 1984 and 1988. Saiki served as Congresswoman from Hawaii’s first district from 1987-1991. She has held the republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor for Hawaii, U.S. Senate for Hawaii, and for the governor of Hawaii. In addition, Patricia was the Delegate and the Official Seconding Speaker for the Nomination of President George Bush at the Republican National Convention in 1992.