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A Lawmakers Journey

A Lawmakers Journey

Kim Coco has been your neighbor in Senate District 13 since 2004. 

Before attending the University of New Mexico School of Law, she was a volunteer Legal Research Aide for the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. While in law school, Kim Coco served as a legal extern to the New Mexico Supreme Court. When she graduated in 2000, she received the Honors in Clinical Law Award.

After passing the bar in Hawaii, Kim Coco volunteered at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and worked as Managing Attorney for Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii.

She was elected to the Hawaii Board of Education in 2006 and re-elected to that office in 2010.

In 2012, the Governor appointed, and the Senate approved, Kim Coco to serve as a Commissioner on the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.

In 2013, The White House honored Kim Coco’s community advocacy as one of the Harvey Milk “Champions of Change”.   

And she recently became a mother to a three-year old. 

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