Mike Gabbard is a State Senator representing District 19 (West Oahu). He previously served as a Honolulu City Councilman for District 1 (West Oahu) from 2003-2005. He's a life-long educator and small businessman. He has been the Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee since 2009. Senator Gabbard is committed to getting Hawai‘i to kick its addiction to imported fossil fuel by exploring every avenue for energy efficiency and utilization of indigenous renewable energy resources. He's also a proud owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf.