Since 2000, Congressman Mike Honda has represented the 15th Congressional District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives. Honda has been a public servant for decades, during which he has been lauded for his work on education, transportation, civil rights, and the environment.
The Congressman is serving his second term as chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, coordinating with his colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucuses to champion the causes of under-represented communities by promoting social justice, racial tolerance, and civil rights.
Honda was selected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as the regional whip for Northern California, Hawaii, American Samoa, and Guam. As regional whip, he works with the Democratic leadership by communicating legislative priorities and strategies to members within his region. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee.
In February 2005 Congressman Honda was elected vice chair for the National Democratic Party.