/ Kaniela Ing
Running for State Representative
Election: Aug. 13, 2016
In 2012, Kaniela Ina entered public service with the idea that elections should be about big ideas not big money, and if he worked hard enough, and spoke from the heart, he would earn the trust of his community. In his first term in office, Kaniela represented his fellow Maui citizens well, and accomplished what few others thought he could do: fully fund Kihei High School and provide better chances for the students in the area. Kaniela also passed major reform bills like repealing the PLDC and passing Same-day and online voter registration. During his second term he passed a raised minimum wage, ended smoking on beaches, secured more funds for our district than the last 20 years combined, and began plans to build a new high school in the area.