ThinkTech Hawaii Interviews Keli'i Akina: Anatomy of an OHA Campaign
News Release from Akina Campaign
Honolulu, HI -- Jay Fidell, founder and president of ThinkTech Hawaii (ThinkTechHawaii.com) interviewed Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee-at-Large candidate on the day following the 2014 Hawaii General Election. Although Dr. Akina did not win the seat, he garnered more than 92,000 votes, which is approximately one vote for every four persons who voted in the Hawaii General Election.
Fidell explores the nature of the political race and the approach to campaigning practiced by Akina and his team. Numerous insights into Hawaii politics and the pursuit of political power are revealed. Akina, who is President/CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, refers often to the values and motivations that led him to run for office and discusses what may be ahead on the political horizon for him.
The interview may be viewed in its entirety at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNLy7Azzwv4&list=UUZ5BKpljxXj4Y8Ut164GnSg
Dr. Keli’i Akina is an educator, public policy spokesperson and community leader. He garnered more than 92,000 votes as a 2014 candidate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs position of Trustee-at-Large on a platform of “Uniting Hawaii.” Akina’s positions on issues can be found at www.TeamAkina.com.
Dr. Akina is available for interviews.