Rebecca Justine 'Iolani Soon
Hawaiian ancestry:
My father's family heritage traces back to Waihe'e Valley on Maui. We were kalo farmers near 'Eleile Spring for generations until our 'ohana moved to O'ahu.
Educational background:
Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, 2003 Babson College, BS in Business Administration specializing in Social Entrepreneurship and Business Law, 2006 University of Hawai'i Law School, anticipated 2016
Employment history:
Pacific Gateway Center, VP Economic Development, 2006-2008 Native Hawaiian Organizations Association, Executive Director, 2008-2012 Solutions Pacific, Chief Operating Officer, 2012-Current
Criminal record:
Personal statement:
As families and as a community, our roots run deep. They stretch across thousands of years of history, wind through oceans deep and rich with heritage, and have fought through centuries of oppression. It is our parents and grandparents, who fought the fights that allow us to have these conversations today. I feel blessed and thankful to be part of a generation, which was raised asking important questions and allowed to engage in debates about our social, economic, and political future. In front of us is an opportunity to continue to build upon the work done by so many before, to protect today’s resources, and to create an even better future for our keiki. These will be challenging conversations, which strike at the very core of our beliefs in what that future should look like. We will not all agree – we are a diverse community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. But I believe that if we have a shared value of respect for one another, we can achieve something positive. We can ensure that we are fostering a space where all voices are heard, all people are respected, and we are working together to strengthen Hawaiʻi’s future for generations to come.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
  • Raynard Soon
  • Jordan Kealaikalani Inafuku
  • Heather Haunani Giugni
  • Anthony Melvin Makana Paris
  • William Henry Kekoa McClellan
  • Nicole Makana Nakealoha McClellan
  • John Kalanialiiloa Shane Aeto
  • Keone John Nakoa
  • Lisa Marie Veneri
  • Keani Nalikolei Wallace Rawlins-Fernandez

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