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Gordon Ito
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Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance
In office
July 2010 - Present
Years in position 5
PredecessorJ.P. Schmidt
Base salary$95,232
Elections and appointments
AppointedJuly 2010
Appointed byGovernor Linda Lingle
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii
J.D.William S. Richardson School of Law
Office website
Gordon Ito is the Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance. He has served in this role since July 2010.


Ito has worked for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for over 17 years. From 1993-2000 he was the supervising staff attorney of the Insurance Division. He became chief deputy insurance commissioner in 2000, serving in the role until being named state Insurance Commissioner in 2010.[1]


  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration, University of Hawaii
  • J.D., William S. Richardson School of Law

Political career

Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance (2010-present)

Ito has served as Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance since July 2010. He took over from J.P. Schmidt, who resigned to enter private law practice.[2]



Ito was appointed as Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance by Gov. Linda Lingle (R), effective July 20, 2010. Lingle stated, “We are fortunate to have Gordon Ito accept the important position of Insurance Commissioner. Mr. Ito has been with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for more than 17 years, and is highly experienced in all areas of insurance.”[1]

Ito was re-appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) in December 2010.[3]

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Preceded by
J.P. Schmidt
Hawaii Commissioner of Insurance
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