A no ai a me ke aloha,
I am Tasha Kama, a candidate for the Maui County Council Kahului seat. I am running not as a career politician but as a political and community activist who has made a home and raised a family here and cares about Maui and our people.
My candidacy will seek your input on the concerns, issues, and solutions you feel need to be considered to keep "Maui No Ka Oi". I am willing to serve the people of Maui County alongside our new Administration and Council to improve the quality of life for our community. I ask you to share with me what is important to you; and what are the things you care most about.
The issues and concerns that are important to you are important to me. I look forward to getting to know you and your concerns.
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Tasha is the 4th of 11 children born to Clarence and Lei Kamai of Waialae Oahu. Her grandparents were William and Rose Kamai from the ili of Ke Ahia Kaili and Elizabeth Ewaliko from the ili of Kaulu. Her grandfather was Kalanui Wakinekona from Kaimuki and Rose Maiki Gilman of Kakaako.
Tasha has been married to her husband David for 48 years and have 11 children, 30 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. She has been involved at every level of her childrens’ education from Title I to PTA from Waimanalo to Maui. She reactivated the Iao School PTSA and worked as the Parent Community Network Coordinator on campus. Tasha has 2 children with developmental disabilities and has been an advocate for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities since the birth of her daughter with Down’s syndrome and is currently serving a second term with the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. After her last child graduated from high school she enrolled at the University of Hawaii Maui College and received an Associates Degree in Human Services.
Tasha is native Hawaiian with a blood quantum that qualifies her to be a beneficiary of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, which issues land awards. She applied for a lease and since that time has been active in Hawaiian homestead issues. When the Office of Hawaiian Affairs came into existence she became engaged in Hawaiian affairs. She founded the Waiohuli/Keokea Hawaiian Homestead Association in 1988 to push the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to put the infrastructure in those areas so lessees could build their homes onto their lands.
She was appointed by Governor Waihee to sit on the 20 member Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission which became the Hawaiian Sovereignty Elections Council which asked the question, “Shall the Hawaiian People elect delegates to propose a Native Hawaiian government?" The process ended when the state of Hawaii failed to fund the continuation of the work of the council amidst much opposition by Hawaiians and non Hawaiians.
Tasha’s activism for social justice continues with her work through Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) in addressing affordable housing and immigration issues.
She sees her role on the Maui County Council as an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all of Maui County, always willing to serve with aloha.
"Within the last 10 years nobody has fought with a passion to serve the community the way Tasha Kama has. She brings the ethics of work, passion, and sacrifice. Giving the community of Maui a person who cares about others. I guarantee that anyone who approaches her is going to be heard. Giving to the district of Kahului a person who really believes in God and the power of the community. This is the reason my vote is 100% going to her"
---Gilberto Sanchez, Independent Business Owner.
Tasha Kama through her intellect, integrity, and dedication to hard work will serve as a council member to achieve what is best for Maui and its people.
---John Sucich, Kula
I've known Tasha Kama for years and she has, during that time, worked tirelessly for affordable housing that we can actually afford.
---Karen Chun, Paia
You can vote for Tasha Kama no matter where you live in Maui County. Be sure to vote for all county council seats.
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The Primary Election is important!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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PRIMARY: AUG 11 from 7am to 6pm
Primary registration deadline: July 12
Early walk-in locations open: Jul 30
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