Hawaii Elections 2020

2020 OHA Trustees

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a semi-autonomous state agency that manages a multimillion-dollar trust for the betterment of Hawaii’s Indigenous people. This year, there are four seats available in the nine-member Board of Trustees.

Dan Ahuna secured the seat for Kauai and Niihau in the primary election. Candidates Luana Alapa, Colette Machado, Keola Lindsey, Lanakila Mangauil, Keli‘i Akina and Keoni Souza advance to the Nov. 3 general election. Learn more about the OHA election and check out the candidate Q&As below.

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OHA Race: Machado, Alapa Differ On Hawaiian Self-Governance, Mauna Kea

OHA Race: Machado, Alapa Differ On Hawaiian Self-Governance, Mauna Kea

Colette Machado spent more than two decades on OHA’s board and has changed her position on TMT while newcomer Luana Alapa is hesitant to take strong positions on key issues.

Akina Spends More Than $150K To Keep Souza From OHA Seat

Akina Spends More Than $150K To Keep Souza From OHA Seat

The nonpartisan race to be an Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee pits Democratic supporters against a conservative incumbent.

Mauna Kea Divides Candidates In Hawaii Island OHA Race

Mauna Kea Divides Candidates In Hawaii Island OHA Race

The statewide contest pits Lindsey, an Office of Hawaiian Affairs employee, against Mangauil, a longtime critic of the agency.

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year

A surge in Native Hawaiian activism has led to a packed field in the race for seats on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

At-Large Seat

Keli’i Akina

Keoni Souza

Hawaii Island Seat

Keola Lindsey

Lanakila Mangauil

Molokai And Lanai Seat

Colette Machado

Luana Alapa

Kauai and Niihau Seat

Dan Ahuna

Ongoing Coverage

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA: Alapa Leads Machado Forcing A November Runoff

Office of Hawaiian Affairs incumbents are seeing strong challenges in some seats.

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Buoyed by the activism around TMT and a rare open seat, nearly a dozen people have entered the Hawaii island race to serve on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year

A surge in Native Hawaiian activism has led to a packed field in the race for seats on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

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