I am of native Hawaiian ancestry. I'm a Hawaiian homestead lessee in Papakolea. My dad, Kahale Kekauoha is pure Hawaiian. My mom Brenda K. Martin Kekauoha is native Hawaiian, Portuguese.
I graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Kapiolani Community College.
I worked in our local health care industry from 1974 to 1999. Employers: HMSA, Kaiser Hospital & Queens Medical Center.
From 1999- to 2013, I worked as the Executive Director of the Papakolea CDC.
I have no criminal record.
Welina. The primary reason I'm running to become a delegate for the island of Oahu is to advocate for the protection, preservation and defense of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust as defined in the Hawaiian Homes Commission of 1920 as amended. I've served Papakolea and the larger Native Hawaiian community for more than 25 years. I was president of the Papakolea Community Association from 1997 to 2007. I firmly believe as homestead beneficiary's, it is our kuleana to protect and insure the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust shall be a perpetual Trust of Inheritance for generations to come. I also believe a strong nation cannot exist without a healthy and thriving people. I've spent the past 18 years working with like leaders in the Native Hawaiian Health movement in order to improve the health disparities present in our Native Hawaiian communities.
I am humbled and honored to have an opportunity to represent my kupuna (past), my ohana (present) and moopuna (future). Iesu pu.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
- Wilfred K. Kekauoha
- Kahelekaapuni S. Asaivao
- Jeremiah I. Kama
- Joel Kawehi Kekauoha
- Leah Iolani Ahuna-Benz
- Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai
- Joycelyn L. Keliikoa-Pua
- Tiare U. Kekauoha
- Tihani Uilani Kekauoha
- Tatiana K. Kekauoha