Ken Inouye has served as Orange County Human Relations Commission’s chair since 2014 and was its former vice chair. Inouye is a Huntington Beach resident who has served as a representative of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to the commission since April 1993, including various leadership roles, and is a CPA. He was appointed to the commission after he became aware of hate crimes that were being perpetrated against members of his Japanese American community. His outrage was turned to action and he set upon a journey to bring together all victims of hate crime and the good folks of Orange County to eliminate hate crime. He created the Huntington Beach Human Relations Task Force to fight hate crimes. He has long served in various local civic organizations and served a term as the national president of the Japanese American Citizens League, as well as governor of JACL’s Pacific Southwest District.