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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: Josh Green Has Big Shoes To Fill As Governor Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2018

Danny De Gracia: Josh Green Has Big Shoes To Fill As Governor

When he was LG, Green benefited from being able to play governor without the actual heavy lifting of being governor. All of that changes now.

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Have Uncomfortable Conversations About Homelessness Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: It’s Time To Have Uncomfortable Conversations About Homelessness

We need to look at structures, systems and big pictures in approaching our solutions to Hawaii.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Inspire Hawaii’s Children To Shoot For The Moon Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Inspire Hawaii’s Children To Shoot For The Moon

Gov.-elect Josh Green has an outstanding opportunity to set new goals for public education in this new era of exploration.

Danny De Gracia: Democrats Should Invite Republicans Into Legislative Leadership Next Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Democrats Should Invite Republicans Into Legislative Leadership Next Session

The GOP minority in the Legislature still represents a constituency that needs to be protected and respected.

Danny De Gracia: Cast Your Ballot, Then Let’s Find A Way To Work Together Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Cast Your Ballot, Then Let’s Find A Way To Work Together

Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, the biggest motivator should be that is we are all residents of Hawaii and we need to help each other make it a better place to live.

Danny De Gracia: Want To Reduce Inequality? Let People Make Money Off What They Own Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Want To Reduce Inequality? Let People Make Money Off What They Own

Instead of blaming homeowners for the housing shortage, try pointing the finger at the state and county.

Danny De Gracia: Vote For Moderates And Move Hawaii Closer To The Sane Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: Vote For Moderates And Move Hawaii Closer To The Sane Center

We should not blame extreme candidates for winning — it’s up to us to moderate political discourse.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Residents Need Training And Education To Prepare For Nuclear Attack Getty Images/iStockphoto

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Residents Need Training And Education To Prepare For Nuclear Attack

We shouldn’t wait for a disaster to happen. The Hawaii government needs to better prepare people with training, public service announcements and education campaigns.

Danny De Gracia: The Navy Needs To Make Red Hill A Priority Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: The Navy Needs To Make Red Hill A Priority

The U.S. military has built megastructures under wartime conditions on short orders when enthusiasm and necessity were involved.