ABOUT KEONI SOUZA
Keoni is a husband to Mahina Macfarlane Souza and father to three beautiful keiki- Bentley (11), Royce (8), and Presley (3). Keoni is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Class of 2002. He is a traditional Hawaiian music entertainer, licensed realtor, and entrepreneur. His business acumen and strong work ethic have defined his career. Keoni is one-third of the Hawaiian music trio, Na Hoa. With Na Hoa, Keoni has won seven Na Hoku Hanohano awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in 2019.
WHY KEONI IS RUNNING FOR OHA
Keoni is running for OHA Trustee At-Large to be a catalyst for needed and overdue change for the State of Hawai'i. We need to think in creative, efficient, and effective terms for bringing about real, tangible change. Implementing business as usual tactics and harping on mainstream methods and concepts will not catapult us into the future Keoni envisions for our beloved state. Keoni is running to be he leo kamaʻaina, a voice of the people.
KEONI'S VISION FOR HAWAIʻI
Providing affordable housing solutions for the State of Hawai'i, where Hawaiians will benefit as a result as well. Vertical housing solutions should be looked into as well in certain areas.
Creating new opportunities for Native Hawaiians and the local community to thrive.
Education & Sustainability
Improving education and empowering kānaka with the tools needed to find stable and meaningful careers
Criminal Justice Reform
Making systematic changes in government and using culturally-based education to rehabilitate inmates