Derek S.K. Kawakami is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since April 4, 2011 representing District 14. Kawakami was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Hermina Morita to chair the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission.
Kawakami graduated from Kauai Community College and earned his BA from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
- 2012 Kawakami was unopposed for both the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,261 votes, and the November 6, 2012 General election.
- "Primary Election 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide August 11, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 6, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved November 25, 2013.