Marilyn B. Lee


Born Schenectady, New York, January 15, 1940
Married Samuel S.H. Lee of Kalihi, July 2, 1966 (deceased Feb. 12, 2012)
Four children: Mary, John, Thomas and Andrew
Eight grandchildren 


Mont Pleasant High School, Schenectady, NY
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Syracuse University, NY 1962
Naval Officer Training School, Newport, RI 1962


Accompanied husband, a US Foreign Service Officer, abroad and lived in Seoul, Korea (3 years); Manila, Philippines (5 years); Taipei, Taiwan (3 years). Conducted the responsibilities of a Foreign Service spouse including interaction with Foreign Nationals.


U.S. Navy Nurse during Vietnam Era, Honorable Discharge 1962-1966
Staff, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. 1966-1968
Embassy Nurse for American Institute in Taiwan 1979 -1981
Staff, Manager of Medicine and Surgery, Nursing Supervisor: Wahiawa General Hospital 1982 - 1995. Instrumental in creating the Wahiawa General Hospital Home Health Agency.

COMMUNITY SERVICE  (following return to Hawaii in 1981)

Chair, Mililani Neighborhood Board 25, 4 years, 10 years as member
President, Mililani High School PTSA 6 years
Member, Mililani High School SCBM (the first in the State)
President, Vice President, Member, Mililani Waena Elementary SCBM
President and Founding Member,  Central O’ahu Caregiver Support Group
Board Member, American Cancer Society Hawai’i


Hawaii State House of Representatives, Mililani/Mililani Mauka, 1996-2012
Majority Floor leader, 4 years
Co-Chair, Women’s Caucus and Kupuna Caucus, 12 years
Transportation Committee,12 years. Appointed to and served as Chair of OMPO, 3 terms
Vice Chair, House Finance Committee, 6 years. Member, 8 years
Served on Consumer Protection, Judiciary, Labor and Public Safety Committees


Lifetime Achievement Award from Hawaii Women Lawyers 2012
“Nurse Champion”, Pacific Institute of Nursing 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award, NCSL Women’s Network 2011-2012


Vice Chair, Mililani Neighborhood Board 25
O’ahu Commissioner for the Commission on the Status of Women
Member, School Community Council at Mililani High School
Board Member, Friends of Mililani Public Library
Immediate past President, Soroptimist International of Central O’ahu
Board Member, Friends of the Missing Child Center, Hawai’i
Member, Mililani Lions Club
YWCA 2016 Leader Luncheon Honoree
Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee Member 2016
Mililani High School Senior Project Judge
Speaker at the 2016 Secondary Student Conference



Sam and Marilyn at the Great Wall
Proud to represent her District
With son Tom, daughter-in-law Lisa, and family