Beth Fukumoto Biography
Beth Fukumoto (Beth Keiko Fukumoto Chang) is an American politician born on March 30, 1983, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She is a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 16, 2013, representing District 36.
Fukumoto was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012. She was the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Leader. She is also the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Floor Leader and the Director of Research for the House Minority.
Beth Fukumoto Age
She is 38 years old as of 2023. Fukumoto was born on March 30, 1983, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 30th of March every year.
Beth Fukumoto Education
She attended Hanalani Schools. Fukumoto later graduated with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She later earned her B.A. degree in American Studies and a minor in Sociology. She later received an M.A. in English from Georgetown University.
Beth Fukumoto Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 50kgs.
Beth Fukumoto Family
She was born and raised in the United State. However, she has not revealed information regarding her family members, this information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Beth Fukumoto Husband
She is happily married to her husband David S. Chang. She has not revealed information regarding her husband. This information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Beth Fukumoto Children
She has not revealed whether he has children as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, this information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Beth Fukumoto Career
Beth Fukumoto was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012. She is the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Leader. She is also the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Floor Leader and the Director of Research for the House Minority.
In March 2017, she announced plans to change her party identification from Republican to Democrat citing concerns about racism and sexism. She remained independent until his approval of her request was joined by the Democratic Party on June 19, 2017. In 2018, she ran in the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 1st congressional district in the 2018 elections to replace Colleen Hanabusa, who ran for Governor. The election was won by former Congressman Ed Case. She represents the 36 District in, Mililani Mauka, and Waipio Acres, the district in which she grew up.
In 2013, she was awarded the James Madison Fellowship by the Millennial Action Project for her demonstrated success in transcending partisan lines. The Daily Beast named Fukumoto one of “Nine Women Remaking the Right.” She was named by The Washington Post as the Top 40 under 40 Rising Political Star. In February 2017, she was awarded the Aspen-Rodel Fellowship for demonstrating an outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions. She served as the House Minority Leader until 2017. She was voted out after speaking at a Women’s March event in Hawaii. In early 2017, she was again announced as the openness to leaving the Republican Party and potentially seeking membership in the Democratic Party.
Beth Fukumoto Elections
She was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012. She is the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Leader. Fukumoto is also the youngest person to serve as the House Minority Floor Leader and the Director of Research for the House Minority. In 2016, she was re-elected to represent District 36 by winning the general election, against the Democratic nominee, Marilyn B. Lee
In 2014, Fukumoto won District 36 primary election with 1,319 votes  and won the November 4, 2014, general election with 5,880 votes (64.5%) against the Democratic nominee, Marilyn B. Lee with 3,034 votes (33.3%).
In 2012, Fukumoto won the general election with 5,334 votes (51.2%) against incumbent Democratic Representative Marilyn Lee. Fukumoto ran unopposed on September 18, 2010, Republican primary for District 37, but lost the November 2, 2010, general election to incumbent Representative Ryan Yamane. In 2018, she ran for the open United States House of Representatives seat in Hawaii’s 1st congressional district, held by Colleen Hanabusa. She finished fifth in the Democratic primary, won by former Congressman Ed Case. She drew 7,473 votes or 6.3%.
Beth Fukumoto for Congress
A year after formally leaving the Republican Party, Hawaii State Rep. Beth Fukumoto announced Thursday morning she will run for U.S. Congress. In an email to supporters, Fukumoto thanked them for inspiring her work and addressed the need to navigate “a toxic partisan divide” in order to best represent Hawaii. She made headlines early last year when she was ousted as House minority leader, a role she held since 2014 when she became the youngest person to serve in that position.
Calls for her resignation, she said, began within a day of her speaking at the Women’s March in Honolulu. “For me and my experience during the Women’s March, I had no idea how many people were frustrated and fed up with the current system until I had to face that system and really was beaten down by it,” she is, now a Democrat said.
Beth Fukumoto Salary/Net worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her political career.