Senate District 9
Senator Stanley Chang 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 school, Chang attended Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude and Harvard Law School cum laude. Before being elected to the City Council, Chang practiced law at Cades Schutte in Honolulu, specializing in real estate law.
From 2011 to 2015, Chang represented District 4, East Honolulu, on the Honolulu City Council. During his time on the City Council, he served as the Chair of the Public Works and Sustainability Committee, where he oversaw roads, sewers, water, waste disposal, and other basic infrastructure needs of the city. Chang also served as Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, which was responsible for the $2 billion operating budget and the capital improvements budget of the City.