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Hawaii Primary Election

Honolulu Mayor

Charles Djou

Having served in Congress, the state House, and for seven years on the Honolulu City Council, I believe I have the experience and ability to lead our city in tackling the pressing issues ahead. Read more

Ernest Caravalho

My array of life experiences, my motivation to serve the people and nothing more, and my dedication to doing what is ethically right qualify me for this office. Read more

Kirk Caldwell

My administration has proven its ability to respond to the many concerns of our residents, maintain a high level of services while trying to improve core services. Read more

Lawrence “Larry” Friedman

I have extensive work experience who has taken on roles of increasing responsibility and am a successful consensus builder. Read more

Lillian Lai Lam Wang Hong

I want to be the good mayor to help little people like me to fight back the powerful, huge, wrong-doing government. Read more

Ronald E. Hochuli

My experience in finance as senior vice president of Merrill Lynch, educating youth as a teacher and vice principal at Saint Louis School, and as deputy director of the Youth Challenge Academy for at-risk youth prepared me to be mayor. Read more

U.S. Senate

Brian Schatz (D)

I have served in the Senate since December 2012 with seats on the Appropriations and Commerce committees and previously served as the lieutenant governor and in the state House. Read more

Eddie Pirkowski (R)

A lifetime of leadership, knowledge, business experience, family values, and really listening to all the people of Hawaii to bring new leadership and relationships to Hawaii to bring all of the people of Hawaii together to make our future great again. Read more

John P. Roco (R)

Critical judgment, timing, and practice guided by research are the keys to counseling. Counselors listen to people, instead of acting elite and passing legislation while ignoring the voices of people from Hawaii. Read more

John S. Carroll (R)

I have a combined 10 years as a state representative and senator; 50 years practicing law, including experience as a JAG officer; 34 years in the military, including an Air Force commendation for authoring Hawaii’s Code of Military Justice. Read more

Karla “Bart” Gottschalk (R)

As a returned Peace Corps volunteer from the World Health Organization Smallpox Eradication Program, I believe in fighting disease and dysfunctional political and economic policies to reinstill hope to all generations and people of the world. Read more

Makani Christensen (D)

My core values and work ethic: 1) Placing the needs of the people before the ideologies of oneself. 2) Seek truth in all matters that effect the rights and opportunity of the people. Read more

Michael Kokoski (L)

I ran for U.S. Senate in 2014 and received more votes than any other Libertarian candidate in the history of the Libertarian Party in Hawaii. Read more

Miles Shiratori (D)

My years of experience have prepared me well for this office. I bring leadership abilities, strategies, patience, problem-solving. Read more

Raghu John Giuffre (ASP)

10 books on economics with solutions for every major social economic issue. Debit cards are far better, faster and cheaper to roll-out for tracking immigration then building walls. Read more

U.S. House

District 01 – Alan J.K. Yim (L)

I am a U.S. citizen and over 25 years old. America was founded by young people that wanted to help protect a society based on liberty. I represent that same brand of young energy needed in congress. Read more

District 01 – Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (D)

Having served over 15 years in the state Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, I have gained a thorough knowledge of both the legislative system and the issues that most concern our citizens. Read more

District 01 – Javier Ocasio (D)

I am well traveled and have lived in nine states, four countries and am better prepared for the job than someone who has little experience on the mainland or elsewhere. Read more

District 01 – Lei Ahu Isa (D)

The gap between productivity and pay has been especially pronounced in recent years, and, although productivity has grown at rapid pace with technology, wages/compensation of the typical worker has not improved. Read more

District 01 – Lei Sharsh-Davis (D)

Experienced in working with students and families who are homeless, disadvantaged, incarcerated and/or in foster care. Read more

District 01 – Sam Puletasi (D)

Former senior DOJ agent dealing with domestic and foreign affairs, oversaw federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. Read more

District 01 – Shirlene D. Ostrov (R)

I know that I can use my decades of leadership skills and service that will help Hawaii and our nation. Read more

District 01 – Steve Tataii (D)

My knowledge will help in educating colleagues in Congress to stay on the right track. My lifetime observation and learning about our world leadership shortcomings have trained me just for that. Read more

District 01 – Yvonne Perry (N)

I have the intellectual knowledge of war from ancient times, Alexander the Great to now, and understand terrorism. Read more

District 02 – Eric Hafner (R)

My experience in politics, international relations, as a volunteer patient advocate and as clergy all come together to enable me to be the best candidate to strive for an independent Hawaii Read more

District 02 – Shay Chan Hodges (D)

I am a small business owner, a grant writer for social service agencies, an author and an advocate for working families. Read more

District 02 – Tulsi Gabbard (D)

I learned as a child that true happiness comes from being of service. Having served in local, state and federal government, and deploying twice with the Army National Guard, I bring unique experience to represent Hawaii in Washington. Read more

State Senate

District 01 – Kaialiʻi Kahele (D)

Sixteen years serving our country in the United States Air Force, with the majority of that time being a nation at war has given me unique experiences, opportunities and challenges many will never experience in their lifetimes. Read more

District 01 – Kaloa R.N. Robinson (D)

I am qualified due to my extensive background in politics and government (I resided and worked in Washington, D.C., for seven years), my community involvement in the Lions Club, and other nonprofit boards and commissions in Hilo. Read more

District 02 – Frederick F. Fogel (L)

We don’t need to increase taxes. Government needs to spend the money it receives more efficiently. Read more

District 02 – Russell E. Ruderman (D)

The same qualities that have enabled my success in business help me with political work: the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and form partnerships. Read more

District 08 – Kanoe Ahuna (D)

I have Ph.D. in education, more than 17 years of experience in the fields of health and education. I hold a Hawaii teachers license in elementary/special education. Read more

District 08 – Ronald Dan Kouchi (D)

With over 30 years of service in various elected offices coupled with my business background and community service I believe that I am most qualified to continue to serve as a state senator. Read more

District 09 – Sam Slom (R)

Most accessible legislator; always available for meeting or assistance. Ability to get along with majority while being independent and disagreeing on issues without being disagreeable. Read more

District 09 – Stanley Chang (D)

Having knocked on tens of thousands of doors in East Honolulu, I listen to the community — and deliver. Read more

District 10 – David Farrell (D)

District 10 – Les Ihara Jr. (D)

I have gained extensive experience in my 22 years of service in the Senate and 8 in the House, mostly in leadership positions, and believe I can contribute to increased collaboration, transparency, and integrity in addressing state issues. Read more

District 11 – Brian T. Taniguchi (D)

I have served in the Senate for the past 22 years and previously in the House for 14 years. Read more

District 11 – C. Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam (R)

My numerous and diverse experiences and service as previously described contribute toward qualifying me to be a state senator. Read more

District 11 – Joe Kent (L)

My qualification: I am committed to defending your rights and your liberties. Most politicians do not even meet that basic qualification. Read more

District 13 – Harry Ozols (L)

I am not a politician or lawyer allowing me to see problems from outside the government and from a more human experience perspective. Read more

District 13 – Karl Rhoads (D)

My 10 years of experience in the state House and four years as chairman of the Judiciary Committee will enable me to hit the ground running in the Senate. Read more

District 13 – Keone Nakoa (D)

I have a broad base of experience working at every level — state, local and federal — and in every branch of government — legislative, executive and judicial. Read more

District 13 – Kim Coco Iwamoto (D)

I am a public interest attorney who has been actively involved in the legislative process for 14 years. Read more

District 13 – Rod Tam (R)

Knowledge and experiences in state legislative and administrative structure and process to legislate laws and resolve constituent problems, public community service, leadership and knowledge experiences. Read more

District 14 – Carl Campagna (D)

I have been working issues important to the district and state for many years and have served the public in several capacities, including as neighborhood board member, legislative session staff, in legislative working groups including Energy Policy, Keiki Caucus, Farm2School+, Housing and Homelessness, and Transit Oriented Development. Read more

District 15 – Glenn Wakai (D)

I don't believe in throwing money at every societal problem. Leaders with creativity and dedication can come up with solutions. Partnering with the private sector needs to be considered in improving government services. Read more

District 15 – Roman Kalinowski (L)

I graduated UH-Manoa with a degree in economics and minors in political science, Spanish, and marine biology. Read more

District 19 – Will Espero (D)

I have been honored and privileged to represent Ewa Beach at the Capitol for 17 years. Extensive experience, strong knowledge of government, record of success. Read more

District 25 – Laura H. Thielen (D)

My work in private, nonprofit and government jobs gives me a unique understanding of how laws affect people, businesses and resources, and how state budgets and programs actually work. Read more

District 25 – Robert K. Nagamine (R)

My vast and varied experiences help me identify with the working families of our district. 33 years of military service with both the Hawaii Army and the Hawaii Air National Guard. Read more

State House

District 02 – Clifton K. (Clift) Tsuji (D)

Even prior to being an elected official, I have consistently represented our community before the Legislature. As representative, I have consistently produced community benefits. Read more

District 02 – Grace Dei Larson (N)

I have the heart and mind to serve the people in Hawaii. I love to talk to people and listen to them. Read more

District 02 – Janis E. Cowser (D)

This is the reason why I an running for Hawaii State Representative District 2, to protect the people from lawless folk, Political corruption as well as corruption people with power like police office and the dirty doctor. Read more

District 02 – Jonathan Wong (D)

At a time when most Americans are fed up with politics-as-usual, candidates like myself who are not part of the establishment are well qualified to bring new ideas and energy to longstanding issues that have gone unresolved. Read more

District 03 – Ainoa Alexander Naniole (D)

I have roughly a decade of employment at the state Legislature, mostly working for former state Sen. Russell Kokubun, whose district included much of the same communities as House District 3. Read more

District 03 – Kealoha Pisciotta (G)

My experience with the nonprofit, government and technical sectors gives me a unique understanding of how to build consensus to achieve common goals. Read more

District 03 – Richard H.K. Onishi (D)

Over 30 years experience in leadership and management positions with strong team building, planning, and organizational skills. A proven record in sound decision-making in a wide variety of duties and responsibilities. Read more

District 04 – Joy San Buenaventura (D)

My over 30 years as a lawyer, mostly in general practice, serving the poor and the working class puts me in a position to know how everyday people are affected by the laws created by the legislature. Read more

District 04 – Luana Jones (N)

Born in Hawaii since before statehood, I have spent over 30 years of my life serving and advocating for people. Read more

District 06 – Nicole Lowen (D)

During my first four years in office, I have demonstrated my ability to be an effective leader for my community. My background is in education, urban planning, and environmental policy, all of which have helped to prepare me for this position. Read more

District 06 – Thomas F. (Tom) Mann (D)

I am a tested proven military leader. I served in the United States Army on active duty for 20 years as a geospatial intelligence officer. Read more

District 07 – David Tarnas (D)

My professional expertise in environmental and community planning, service as our state representative, and longtime community leadership in health, education and the environment demonstrates my proven record of resolving tough conflicts by working with stakeholders. Read more

District 08 – Gilbert Rebolledo (R)

I am currently vice chairman of the Maui County Republican Party. Read more

District 08 – Joe Souki (D)

Experience, former finance chairman, transportation chairman, and twice speaker of the House, business and community experience. Read more

District 08 – Richard Abbett (D)

I have worked for over 30 years in the legislative arena in natural resource conservation management. Read more

District 11 – Daniel Pekus (R)

I’ve worked in the public sector (government contracts with) management/negotiating contracts and can work most issues to benefit all. Read more

District 11 – Deidre Maureen Tegarden (D)

I am a collaborative hard worker whose internationalism and skill in Japanese and Chinese are valuable assets and were of great benefit when I served as Hawaii’s chief protocol officer. Read more

District 12 – Tiare Lawrence (D)

I'm honest and hard working. I am community engaged, people driven, and ‘aina based. I have no loyalties to developer or special interests. Read more

District 13 – Alex Haller (D)

I am qualified to be a state representative because I have a degree in finance. I understand theories of finance such as “time value of money.” Read more

District 14 – Fern Anuenue Rosenstiel (D)

I am committed to the future of Kauai, our environment, our community and to transparency and integrity based decision-making. Read more

District 14 – Nadine K. Nakamura (D)

I have served three years on the Kauai County Council and the last 2-1/2 years as the Kauai County managing director. Read more

District 15 – Tommy Oi (D)

I will work together with the other representatives and senator to move Kauai into the future. Read more

District 16 – Victoria (Vickie) Franks (R)

I believe that what I’ve done in the past on a smaller scale makes me the perfect person to do this same thing on a larger scale. Read more

District 17 – Gene Ward (R)

I have 25 years of executive/diplomatic experience at the state level as a business owner and state representative. Read more

District 17 – Karlen Ross (D)

Hawaii and the Democratic Party, in many ways, is undergoing a generational transition. With my small business experience and deep respect for our local customs and traditions, I am someone who can help bridge the gap. Read more

District 19 – Bertrand (Bert) Kobayashi (D)

I served in the state House and Senate, 1978 to 1994, and try to improve the legislative product, process, and people. Read more

District 19 – Stephen N. Bischoff (R)

I’m running for representative because I believe in term limits. No member of our government should serve longer than 10 years. Read more

District 20 – Calvin K.Y. Say (D)

Since 1976 to the present, I have enjoyed serving the people of the state of Hawaii and the district that I represent throughout my career. Read more

District 20 – Julia E. Allen (R)

I have extensive experience in business. Now, with more than 10 years at the Capitol, I understand the legislative process. Read more

District 22 – Dennis B. Miller (D)

Creating a livable wage will end most homelessness and chronic unemployment. It will also save the taxpayers. Read more

District 22 – Kathryn Henski (R)

Having owned several small businesses, I have been responsible for employee hiring, payrolls and benefits. This has taught me the careful use of money, a much needed attribute in government. Read more

District 22 – Tom Brower (D)

As an elected official, I’ve been resourceful and proactive, dedicated to finding sensible solutions to constituents’ neighborhood concerns. Read more

District 23 – Isaac W. Choy (D)

I have served four terms in the Legislature in a variety of leadership positions on committees making critical decisions for Hawaii’s future. Read more

District 24 – Cody Carlos Rodriguez (D)

I am highly educated, incredibly empathetic, and possess a virtuous perspective on life. Read more

District 24 – Della Au Belatti (D)

I am a 20-year resident of Makiki ... and I am willing to work hard to tackle the tough challenges of our times. Read more

District 24 – Larry Fenton (R)

I have a bachelor’s degree from a local university, Chaminade. I am an honorably discharged veteran. I am looking out for the people of Hawaii. Read more

District 24 – Michelle Tippens (L)

I am a good listener and a committed advocate for the desires of the people. I have been giving testimony at the Capitol for almost three years. I have no commercial allegiances or interests. Read more

District 28 – Ikaika Lardizabal Hussey (D)

For 20 years I’ve devoted my time and energy toward strengthening Hawaii and its people. Read more

District 28 – John Mizuno (D)

I have served as the vice speaker for the House of Representatives since 2012. I have served my district as its representative since 2006. Read more

District 29 – Alvin K.C. Au (D)

I’m not only passionate and dedicated to improving my community but have years of federal, state, and city governmental knowledge, especially in budgetary and fiscal expenditure. Read more

District 29 – Daniel Holt (D)

The balance of community and legislative experience, along with being born and raised and living my entire life in this district, qualifies me to be our state representative. Read more

District 29 – Firmo S. Dayao (D)

As a longtime resident and community volunteer in many activities in this district, I have gained hands-on experience in programs that improve lives. Read more

District 31 – Aaron Ling Johanson (D)

I strive to be a constructive, collaborative leader, prioritizing Hawaii’s needs over the politics as usual hyper-partisanship and political games. My highest priority as a state representative is to be a servant of my community. Read more

District 31 – Eric H.L. Ching (R)

Life experiences from family and business provide me with perspectives that are valuable in making quality decisions for both District 31 and Hawaii. Read more

District 33 – Sam Satoru Kong (D)

The Education, Experience, and Relationships gained these past two years are priceless! This allows me to be even more effective as your representative, and to get things done for our community. Read more

District 33 – Tracy Arakaki (D)

As a lifelong resident of Aiea, my family has lived in the district for over 60 years. My pledge is to represent my constituents with integrity and respect. Read more

District 34 – Gregg Takayama (D)

Our district needs someone willing to invest “sweat equity” and be an effective advocate. Read more

District 34 – Jaci Agustin (R)

Dedication, hard work and commitment are three hallmarks that I bring to every job I have done. Read more

District 35 – Roger Clemente (R)

My campaign is all about serving the people for better education, health, safety, economy, sustainability and to improve senior services/benefits. Read more

District 36 – Beth Fukumoto Chang (R)

I’ve served the Legislature in both elected and staff leadership capacities — often as the youngest to ever hold the position. Read more

District 36 – Marilyn B. Lee (D)

A veteran of 16 years service in the state House, serving as majority floor leader and vice chairwoman of House Finance Committee. Read more

District 36 – Zuri Aki (D)

I have the willingness to serve the best interests of our community and I have the expertise necessary to effectively serve those interests. Read more

District 37 – Katherine T. Kupuka‘a (R)

I have been active in governance for decades. My children are grown and on their own. I have time to serve the community. Read more

District 37 – Ryan I. Yamane (D)

With the support of my community, I have had the honor to serve for the past 12 years. My background includes working with at-risk children and families and being an educator to our future leaders. Read more

District 40 – Bob McDermott (R)

Through hard work, passion, unrelenting effort and drive, I have proven one man can make a difference as I got Pono Choices reformed/revised. Read more

District 40 – Randy Gonce (D)

My time in the military serving my country has instilled in me a global citizen mindset, the leadership skills necessary to tackle problems, and the ability to approach each issue with an open mind. Read more

District 40 – Rose Martinez (D)

One of the many attributes I have is enough life experiences to relate to and understand the people and the compassion and love that I possess compels me to make life better for all. Read more

District 41 – Bryan Jeremiah (R)

I am a working-class guy with working-class values raising a family in Ewa. I’ve never been afraid to do an honest day’s work. Read more

District 41 – Matthew (‘Matt’) LoPresti (D)

After my first term I have a better understanding of the process and worked hard to earn the trust and respect of my colleagues Read more

District 43 – Andria Tupola (R)

I have served as the state House Representative for two years and have been able to understand issues, work with the community, and produce results. Read more

District 43 – Karen Awana (D)

As a former legislator, I am equipped with the skills and talents necessary to be effective. I have passed meaningful legislation for our district and the state. Read more

District 46 – Marcus R. Oshiro (D)

Martin Luther King, Jr. expresses it best — ” [A]nybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Read more

District 46 – Scott Noltie (R)

I am a college-educated professional with 30 years of work experience, and I care deeply about my community and my state. Read more

District 47 – Feki Pouha (D)

My collaborative experience, resulting success and realistic goals qualify my bid to serve. Read more

District 49 – Ken Ito (D)

My experiences in the military, educational, legislative field and involvement in community activities gives me the knowledge and motivation to help serve our Windward residents, our state and our nation. Read more

District 49 – Patrick Kamakanianu Shea (D)

My professional experience as an attorney has equipped me to understand the application of our laws in our lives and in court. Read more

District 50 – Cynthia Thielen (R)

Experience, legal education, energetic leadership result in my co-sponsoring myriad of bills to promote renewable energy goals, help our environment, and work to lower cost of living for families. Read more

Honolulu City Council

District 01 – Kioni Dudley

A longtime community activist, I bought my first home in Makakilo, the center of District I, in 1979, when it was surrounded by sugar cane. Serving on the Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale for 18 years, I know the problems. Read more

District 01 – Kymberly Marcos Pine

12 years of public service as a state representative and City Councilmember. During this time, my district has received over $1 billion for new roads, schools, parks, beaches and various community improvement projects. Read more

District 01 – Tom Berg

I bring justice, good government practices and adherence to the rule of law to the table. Read more

District 05 – Ann Kobayashi

I have served the public for many years representing neighborhoods in Oahu’s urban core as a state senator and City Councilmember. Read more

District 05 – Kimberly S. Case

I am a newcomer with fresh ideas. I do not have a war chest of donated money which makes my positions on the issues truly objective. Read more

District 07 – Joey Manahan

I currently serve on the City Council as chairman of the Committee on Transportation and as vice chairman of Budget. From 2006-2012, I was elected and re-elected to serve our community in the state House of Representatives. Read more

District 09 – Emil Svrcina

Solid education, training and experience in disciplines other than politics. science, math, business. Read more

District 09 – Ron Menor

During my first term, I have demonstrated my effectiveness in obtaining basic core services for my district including improvements to our roads, parks. Read more

Hawaii County Mayor

Alvin A. Akina Jr.

Serving the public is my No. 1 priority. 50 years of life’s experiences. Read more

Daniel Howard Cunningham

We were all created equal but some treat others more equally than others, Judaism believes in inequality. Read more

Marlene Hapai (Nachbar)

My strong background in administration, science and community organization leadership; able to respond quickly to natural disasters; developed community input model applicable to all districts. Read more

Paul “Amaury” Bryant

The diversity of my work and studies are far reaching and allows me to “think outside the box” when tackling any problem. Read more

Pete Hoffmann

My leadership experience, knowledge of county affairs, ability to work with individuals of varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds, commitment to open government and unquestioned integrity. Read more

Shannon K.K. McCandless

I have firsthand knowledge and experience working within the County of Hawaii. Experience combined with my educational background makes me the most qualified candidate. Read more

Wally Lau

Together with our Cabinet and hard-working employees, we managed the budget, streamlined operations, built roads and parks islandwide. Read more

Wendell Ka‘ehu‘ae‘a

I promise to “stop the shenanigans,” first by having an independent audit of the county Department of Finance and mayor’s new budget. Read more

Hawaii County Council

District 02 – Aaron S.Y. Chung

I was born and raised in Hilo and educated in our public schools system. I try to reflect the values of our small town—fairness, honesty, respect and open-mindedness—in my decision-making and the manner in which I carry out my duties. Read more

District 02 – Margarita “Dayday” Hopkins

I have lived and worked on the Big Island for 28 years including 23 years as a county economic development specialist plus 10 years working overseas on economic development programs. Read more

District 02 – William Halversen

I have no experience in politics. I’ve become aware that there are many projects that the Council is facing right now, and I believe I can really make a difference. Read more

District 03 – Susan (Sue) Lee Loy

I have 20-plus years with drafting, creating and passing legislative rules and policies for various legislative bodies, boards and commissions at the community, county and state level. Read more

District 04 – Eileen Ohara

I’ve lived in lower Puna 35 years serving as president for two homeowner associations and participating in neighborhood watch. I’m a people person who gets things done responsibly. Read more

District 04 – Michael R. Bernard

District 05 – Jen Ruggles

Having passed bills at the state and county levels, I have record of bringing diverse people together, facilitating, navigating laws/policies and finding solutions. Read more

District 06 – Raina Whiting

I have worked as a legislative aide in the Senate, been a community organizer for social and political justice, worked on political campaigns and served as a legislative advocate for education in our state. Read more

District 07 – Nestorio (Nestor) Domingo

I have gained the necessary skills and/or capabilities to solve complex issues or problems while working with large Contractors and government agencies. Read more

District 08 – Jeff Citron

I have been a resident in Kona for 45 years, and I have a business degree from University of Northridge. During my residency I’ve been involved in the Kona Coffee Industry, the building industry, a real estate agent, a land use consultant, and owner of a restaurant. Read more

District 08 – Karen S. Eoff

I have good listening skills, I believe in public participation and open transparent government. Read more

Kauai County Council

Arryl Kaneshiro

My core values were shaped by this community through family, teachers, and coaches. Read more

Derek S.K. Kawakami

I believe that my diverse background in both the public sector and private sector qualifies me as a viable candidate. Read more

Gary L. Hooser

My experience and proven track record in business and in government at both the state and the county level. Read more

Juno Ann Apalla

Aiming to bridge inequities between government leadership and community feedback, I will myself to accomplish this task with integrity by actively seeking multiple sources for feedback. Read more

Mason K. Chock Sr.

My background in leadership development along with my values provide a clear vision for the future. Read more

Matt Bernabe

I’m educated on all the significant issues with a public position on record for all of them. I use critical thinking while truly caring about Kauai’s unique lifestyle. Read more

Mel Rapozo

Born and raised on Kauai and very familiar with the issues facing Kauai. Have served on the Kauai County Council for 12 of last 14 years. Read more

Norma Doctor Sparks

I will use my deputy attorney general experience to consider consequences and legality of Council actions. Read more

Maui County Council

Alan D. Kaufman

Working with the agricultural community throughout Maui County for the past 40 years provides me with unique perspective. With that, and with my history of community service, I can serve and serve well. Read more

Dain P. Kane

Elected to Maui County Council’s Wailuku - Waihee - Waikapu residency seat from 1999 through 2006. Read more

Gabe Johnson

I believe that I have a wide world view that is inclusive of all types of cultures, beliefs, and life experiences. Read more

Hana S. Steel

I am a civil servant, 26 years, who is a tenacious team player and leader who moves agendas forward and is dedicated to Maui County’s sustainable future. Read more

Jerome V. Metcalfe (“Tiger”)

I am an independent businessman, known for turning the Kahului Ale House from local dive bar to Maui’s No. 1 Sports Bar as voted by The Maui News. Read more

Joseph G. Blackburn

Thirty-one years in public safety working as a fire rescue captain, police officer and safety director. I understand how our public services impact the community. Read more

Keith A. Regan

In addition to being involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations over nearly 20 years, having served the public as the county’s finance director and managing director has allowed me to deal with a broad range of complex issues and develop solutions that are both sensible and achievable. Read more

Kelly Takaya King

As an involved citizen, education and sustainability champion, and local business owner, I understand the balance required for smart growth and the responsibility of leadership for the greater good. Read more

Mike White

I have decades of experience in the visitor industry, which provides over 75 percent of the county’s economic activity. Read more

Napua Greig-Nakasone

My background in education and business enable me to effectively communicate with diverse communities in order to bring them to a similar understanding. Read more

Stacy Crivello Helm

I have been serving on the Maui County Council for three fulfilling years and I am seeking re-election. My experience with community advocacy allows me the partner and collaborate to pursue policies to serve my constituents. Read more

Trinette K. Furtado

I will bring new energy, a different perspective and the collective voice of the people back to county governance and back in charge of our county corporation. Read more

Yuki Lei Kashiwa Sugimura

I have included the community, building coalitions, finding common ground and implementing workable solutions. Read more

Honolulu Prosecutor

Anosh H. Yaqoob

I have been practicing for eight years, representing clients in District, Circuit and the Appellate courts. Read more

Keith M. Kaneshiro

I’ve served as Honolulu’s prosecutor for 14 years. I brought innovative programs to Hawaii: Drug Court and the Courthouse Dog. Read more

Hawaii County Prosecutor

Michael S. Kagami

I have 22 years of criminal prosecution experience. I’m a deputy attorney general and I prosecute criminal cases statewide. Read more

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Bo Kahui

As a Native Hawaiian and homestead leader serving the Villages of La‘i‘opua Homestead Association and broader community, I can offer new leadership that focuses on the needs of the Native Hawaiian community. Read more

Douglas E. Crum

I can bring a much needed new vista to an organization that has had almost the same representatives for decades. Read more

Haunani Apoliona
Haunani Apoliona

Kuleana, disciplined, fair and ethical treatment of self and others to achieve priorities individually and collectively. Read more

Kealii Makekau
Keali‘i Makekau

My hope is to bring new perspectives and renewed values to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs through my cultural and governmental experience. Read more

Keli'i Akina
Keli‘i Akina

I am the leading voice to oppose government dividing Hawaii into separate racial nations. I have taken legal and community action to preserve the aloha spirit. Read more

Mililani B. Trask

I am an attorney and understand legal fiduciary obligations of a trustee. I previously served as an OHA trustee. Read more

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