My mother is Lorraine Kawahine Kilomana Kolo Danner, the daughter of William Kaiwi Kolo and Mary Kanikela Hui Kolo of Niumalu, Kauai. I am a descendant of Keokilele Ukeke.
I am a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, and majored in English and Political Science at Arizona State University.
2011-2013 U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Policy Director
2006-2011 Hawaiian Homestead Technology, Inc. CEO
2002-2006 Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, VP
Our lahui shares a kuleana to care for our past, future and homeland. Increasingly, it has become a difficult kuleana to fulfill. Too many families struggle to make ends meet and keep a roof overhead. There are still too many places we feel unwelcomed. Often, we survive on our aloha and hope for better.
For years, our community has debated how to organize a government, and I have participated in many of these efforts. Early in my career, I saw the true power a Native government has to improve lives, empower communities, and enforce cultural law. I spent the next 16 years sharing with community about constitutions, self-governance and our collective rights. As Chairman Akaka’s Policy Director on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I worked to advance his vision of reconciliation and recognition of our right to self-governance.
I am a direct and honest communicator focused on strategically achieving our shared goals. I have a demonstrated ability to facilitate consensus in difficult discussions. I ask for your vote because I am committed to a better future for our children, and have the experience, expertise and skills to help draft a constitution that works for our lahui.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
- AMARAL, ANNELLE CLAIRE
- OLEYTE, KRISTEN H. L.
- KAUHANE, MICHELLE KRISTIN MAHEALANI
- JOHNSON, HOKUALA KARI
- DANNER, LAUREN M. N.
- DANNER, JENNA MICHAEL
- KALUNA, CHARLOTTE KAMEAALOHA
- PUAOI, ROSALEE MILILANI
- WILLIAMS, LAHELA KALANIHOOKAHA LUKA
- KAUANOE, DEREK HOOHAUOLI