About Stanley Chang

I was born and raised in East Honolulu to hardworking immigrants from China and attended Wai-Kahala Preschool, Kahala Elementary School, and Iolani School. After graduating from Iolani, I attended Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Before being elected to the Hawaii State Senate, I served as a Honolulu City Councilmember and practiced law at Cades Schutte in Honolulu, specializing in real estate law.

Since being elected to the Hawaii State Senate in 2016, I have represented the 9th Senatorial District, encompassing Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu, Aina Haina, Waialae-Kahala, and Diamond Head. 

My primary goal as State Senator is simple: I want to end the housing crisis in Hawaii. That is why, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing, I have successfully coordinated two housing conferences, led a delegation to Singapore and Hong Kong to study their housing models, and proposed an ambitious ALOHA Homes (Affordable, Locally Owned Homes for All) plan to end the state’s housing shortage. If re-elected, I will continue to work tirelessly to solve this crisis.

Outside of housing, I have championed a variety of bills that have been signed into law, including the creation of the Hawaii State Youth Commission, banning LGBT conversion therapy for minors, and basing electricity rates on renewable energy integration and customer service.

I have also dedicated myself to securing funds for our district, including millions for a new track at Kalani High School, construction of a world languages classroom building at Niu Valley Middle School, and improvements on the Diamond Head Seawall. 

I hope to continue this important work– for District 9, and for Hawaii. I humbly ask for your vote.


Stanley Chang, State Senator

If you have any questions, or would like to give general comments and suggestions, please contact me via email: stanley@stanleychang.com, or call my cell: (808) 778-5783.