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I live in Kihei, and was born-and-raised, coming from at least four generations on Maui.  My mother was a shoe clerk at the old Liberty House, while my father waited tables at “Raffles” in Wailea. We didn’t have much, but they instilled in me the value of hard work.


(Read more about Kaniela’s inspirational background here...)

Meet Kaniela

Platform

In the News

In 2012, we won our first campaign with the simple idea that government should truly listen to the people. I went door-to-door meeting and listening to my neighbors. The result was an elected official, free from big-money ties, who offers bold reforms and votes his conscience. But we aren’t stopping now...  

(Read more about Kaniela’s vision and goals for Maui’s future here...)

In the News

Meet Kaniela

 

Together, we met our #1 goal to fully fund Kihei High School. Our school has broken ground and is on-track for the first time ever. We passed major progressive reforms, brought home record infrastructure funds, and gained more seniority and influence than South Maui has ever had.
                                                       
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about Kaniela’s legislative work here...)

I live in Kihei, and was born-and-raised, coming from at least four generations on Maui.  My mother was a shoe clerk at the old Liberty House, while my father waited tables at “Raffles” in Wailea. We didn’t have much, but they instilled in me the value of hard work.


(Read more about Kaniela’s inspirational background here...)