State Board Election

2019 Presidential Candidates

John A. Gasper, Unit 3 Harold K. Naone, Unit 4
Elwyn L. Watkins, Unit 8

2019 Candidate Forum videos posted

On April 3, HGEA hosted a candidate forum at the Oahu HGEA office providing members a chance to hear from candidates running for President and Directors of Units 3, 13, 14 & Oahu-at-Large. Neighbor island candidates participated via VTC. Candidate participation was optional and all videos posted below have been approved by each candidate.

To view the complete list of candidates including full candidate profiles, click here.


Jon A. Gasper, Unit 3 Harold K. Naone, Unit 4
Elwyn L. Watkins, Unit 8




David T. Hafner, Unit 13 Helen H. Hamada, Unit 8
Ginet U.K. Hayes, Oahu


Unit 3

Valerie A. Alatasi, Maui Angie K. Hashimoto, Oahu
Alison Juliano, Oahu Kehaulani A. Makaila, Oahu
Duke J. Nakamatsu, Kauai Lakea C.A.K. Tjomsland, Oahu


Unit 13  

Joseph V. Bonin, Oahu Jessica E.R. Carroll, Hawaii
Danny de Gracia, Oahu Amanda R.K. Lowrey, Oahu
Kalani Motta, Hawaii Muhammad Anwar Quadri, Oahu
Bennett T. Yap, Oahu


Unit 14

Charles R. Among, Jr. Michael S.C. Oakland, Oahu
Bryan S. Phillips, Oahu

2019-2021 State Board of Directors Election

Elections for the 2019–2021 term of office for the president and board of directors are being held this year. Active members interested in running will be able to pick up a candidate packet from the HGEA offices starting Tuesday, February 5, 2019

In addition to electing the president, active members will elect directors for Units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, Hawaii-at-large, Kauai-at-large, Maui-at-large and Oahu-at-large.

Key dates in the election schedule are:

  • Thursday, March 7: Deadline to submit nomination petitions
  • Friday, March 22–Sunday, April 21: Period for mailing ballots
  • Tuesday, May 7: Last day to vote (Election Date)
    Ballots must be postmarked before midnight.
  • Friday, May 17, 4:30 p.m.: Deadline to receive mailed ballots postmarked by midnight, May 7.
  • Saturday, May 18, 8:00 a.m.: Ballots counted and results certified.

The president and directors will serve from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021. They are not paid for their service.

The application period is now closed

For 2019-2021 HGEA State Board of Directors