Michael Makoto Honda (born June 27, 1941). As a member of the Democratic Party, he served in Congress from 2001 to 2017 as a member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
In November 2003, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe appointed Honda as Deputy Chair of the DNC. In February 2005, Honda was elected a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee under the chairmanship of Howard Dean. In 2009, Honda was reelected for a second term as DNC vice chair, under the chairmanship of former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine; he served in this role until 2013.