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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Public Administration from UT San Antonio, 2001; a Master of Arts in  Political Science (concentration International Organizations) and minor in Humanities from Texas State University, 2002.

He received his Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013 and Doctor of Ministry in 2014.

Danny received his Ordination from United Fellowship of Christ Ministries International, (Non-Denominational Christian), in 2002.

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians suffer disparities in education, housing, health care and overall outcomes. OHA needs to play a bigger role in fixing that.

Danny De Gracia: A 4-Day Work Week Should Be On The Table Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Danny De Gracia: A 4-Day Work Week Should Be On The Table Now

It seems strange that in an era of advanced communications and digital connectedness we are still clinging to 20th century practices tied to outmoded, industrial age limitations.

Danny De Gracia: Gov. Ige’s Job Isn’t Done Yet Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Gov. Ige’s Job Isn’t Done Yet

Gov. David Ige is nearing the end of his term. He should pull out all the stops to leave office on a high note.

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Why We Need A Member Of Congress Who Will Stay Put

Kai Kahele’s apparent desire to leave his seat to run for governor is just the latest example of a political revolving door.

Danny De Gracia: Young People Need Our Help Now More Than Ever Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: Young People Need Our Help Now More Than Ever

Mental health issues in our youth that showed up during the pandemic are not going to simply go away.

Danny De Gracia: Charging Tourists For Parking? Then Build More For Everyone Else Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Charging Tourists For Parking? Then Build More For Everyone Else

Money raised by the state and counties should always go toward increasing the supply of goods and services for everyone.

Danny De Gracia: If You’re Tired Of Corruption, Vote Smarter Getty Images

Danny De Gracia: If You’re Tired Of Corruption, Vote Smarter

Banning campaign cash during session is not going to stop special interests from trying to influence elected officials.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Stick Oahu Residents With The Bill For Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Stick Oahu Residents With The Bill For Red Hill

We have got to end the local mindset that whenever something breaks, our first step should be to make people pay more and to shut down everything.

Danny De Gracia: Incarceration In Hawaii Doesn’t Have To Hurt Future Generations Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Incarceration In Hawaii Doesn’t Have To Hurt Future Generations

Children who have incarcerated parents are at risk for crime and developmental problems. A bill moving through the Senate seeks to change that.