KipuKai L P KUALI`I for Kaua`i County Council

About the Candidate


I have over thirty years’ experience in Government, Non-Profit and Community organizing. I’ve worked with community leaders helping bring an enterprise center to Kekaha; and, a certified kitchen, marketplace, solar farm and tiny homes project to Anahola. I’ve also worked with community organizations promoting sustainable agriculture, civil rights, youth & community programming and renewable energy.

Education    An honors student at...

●  Immaculate Conception School (Elementary) [Līhuʻe, HI]

●  The Kamehameha Schools (Junior High & High School) [Kapālama, HI]

●  The University of the Pacific (B.S. Business Administration) [Stockton, CA]

Community Service

●  Kauaʻi County Council (2011-2012, 2014-2016 and 2018-Present)

●  National Association of Counties (2014-206 and 2018-Present)

●  Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association / Solar Advisory Committee

●  Homestead Community Development Corporation / Homestead Housing Authority / Homestead      Lending & Investment

●  Kaua`i North Shore Community Foundation

●  Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement / Hawaiian Community Assets

●  Mayor's Elderly Affairs Advisory Council / Governor's Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs

●  Council's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee


I was raised in a large, working class, sugar plantation family in Old Puhi Camp by parents (Patricia CARVALHO & Wilfred KUALI`I) who taught us to be resourceful, work hard and take care of our island and each other.

My dad, a pure Hawaiian hanai (adopted) son of the Corr (Makanui) family, grew up in the taro patches and salt pans of Hanapepe. He shared with them those experiences along with his proficiency as a paniolo (cowboy), hunter, fisherman and gardener.

Our family never knew times were hard because of all that Kaua`i provided them. On the Council, I will fight to protect our `aina (agricultural lands, natural resources and public access) for future generations to enjoy and rely on as they did.


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