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OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina Files for Re-election
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:23 PM :: 1156 Views :: OHA

OHA Trustee Keli'i Akina Files for Re-election

News release from Akina Campaign, April 24, 2024

HONOLULU, HAWAI’I -  Keli'i Akina, Ph.D. filed nomination papers to run for re-election to the position of Trustee At-Large for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Akina was elected in 2020 to his second term as Trustee At-Large with 197,829 votes. All registered voters in Hawaii are eligible to vote for OHA Trustees.

"I am seeking re-election to complete the work I began for Hawaiians and all people of the state of Hawai’i," said Akina. "Although I have successfully helped to reverse the trend of fraud, waste, and abuse at OHA, much more must be done. It is now time to ensure that the wealth of OHA is used to provide Hawaiians with housing, economic opportunity, education, and health care. And it is also time that the needs of all people in Hawai’i are met. I'm committed to bringing people together to work for the common good."

About OHA Trustee At-Large Keli’i Akina, Ph.D.

Keli‘i Akina is President/CEO of the Grassroot Institute. As a watchdog and reformer, he has devoted himself to restoring integrity at OHA by opposing fraud, waste and abuse. Trustee Akina was successful in obtaining an independent forensic review of OHA and for implementing key reforms. Akina’s mission for the trust fund of OHA is to protect the trust, grow the trust, and use the trust to meet the everyday needs of Hawaiians such as housing, jobs, education, and healthcare. Trustee Akina is an independent voice who speaks up for OHA’s beneficiaries. He also works with other trustees to meet the needs of Hawaiians and believes that OHA can be a force for good for all people, both Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians. Trustee Akina has served on numerous boards and organizations. He is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, Northwestern University and the University of Hawai’i.

LINK: Donate to AKINA Campaign (keliiakina.com)

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