UHPA Congratulates Another One of Its Own
Senator Jarrett Keohokalole
Newly elected Senator Jarrett Keohokalole was elected to the Kāne‘ohe District 24 Senate seat vacated by Senator Jill Tokuda. We congratulate Jarrett on his commitment to walk his Senate District and meet every person who would stop and engage with him in conversation. We appreciate that he walked the District four times to establish his commitment to be visible and represent well his constituency.
Jarrett comes from a long family history in the Kāne‘ohe community. He is the seventh generation to raise a Keohokalole family in this community. He understands the difficulties young families experience in meeting demands for childcare, housing and obtaining good health care. He is committed to bringing improved infrasture to his District.
Keohokalole received his Bachalor of Arts degree in Journalism from the Universityof Hawai‘i at Mānoa and continued on to receive not only his JD from the William S. Richarson School of Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa but additionally a Certificate in Native Hawaiian Law. Upon graduation he was hired as an Assistant Faculty Specialist by the William S. Richardson School of Law and joined UHPA in 2013.
We worked well with Jarrett as a Representative and have already engaged with him in identifying the issues to be present in the 2019 legislative session.