• UPCOUNTRY •
Bringing Maui County Together
With the support of family and friends, I humbly ask for your consideration to serve as your Upcountry representative on the Maui County Council.
Born and raised in Upcountry, Maui to Jay Kiyoshi Nakasone and Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey, I consider myself fortunate to call Maui home. My hope is to have the opportunity to continue to serve through the council, and be an active participant in preserving what is great about Maui, making it an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
I believe I have the experience, knowledge and commitment needed to do the best job possible on your behalf, and I hope to continue to listen and learn about ways we can work together to maximize the potential we collectively possess as a community.
Pukalani Elementary School- K thru 6
Kalama Intermediate School- 7 & 8
Kamehameha Schools- 9-12
UH – Bachelors Degree (Spring of 2016)
Waiohuli Hawaiian Homestead Association- Boardmember 2009-present
State Land Use Commission- commissioner 2010-2013
Democratic Party Member- current
Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka o Uka- (501-C non profit) 1996-present
Pihana Productions, LLC (record label) 2007-present
Hālau o Nāleihiwa- Sapporo Hula School 2005- present
Hālau o Ka Ua Makanoe- Chiba Hula School 2000-present
Kalama Intermediate- 1996-1998
Haleakala Waldorf- 1998-1999
Montessori (Makawao)- 2005-2006
Kamehameha Schools- 2006-2012
Seabury Hall- 2009- present
Na Hōkū Hanohano:
Female Vocalist 2008
Hawaiian Album of the Year 2011
Female Vocalist 2011
Entertainer of the Year 2011
Christmas Album of the Year 2014
2010 Traditional Hawaiian Album of the Year
“Napua is a visionary. You can trust that Napua is committed to our "now" community and equally concerned about our community for generation’s forward. Napua is a proven and successful leader. She knows how to mobilize capacities and align support and resources to see a vision to fruition. Join me in voting for Napua…a vote for courage, compassion and confidence in seeing innovative and progressive directives for Maui County.“ Leni Hokoana English
“In the same way I’ve been blessed by this woman, itʻs time for MAUI to experience her courage, commitment, unwavering and enduring aloha for our Maui. Nāpuaʻs dedication, hard work and sacrifice is a constant reminder to me, that she makes the impossible….possible."
"Iʻve witnessed Napuaʻs growth and her love for family ever since she was a child. I am certain she will carry forth this attribute as a Maui County Councilmember. Napua takes on issues in all arenas of her life and effectively resolves them. Her intelligence and mindfulness partnered with her true love of family and love for Maui Nui will greatly facilitate Napuaʻs ability to be an effective member of our Maui County Council."
“My family and I have known Napua since she was a teenager, and what has always impressed me is her honesty and humility. Napua will always give you an honest answer. You might not always like it but you have to respect her honesty and humbleness.”
The organizing being done by grassroots volunteers across the country is creating momentum and changing the conversation on important issues—and you have an important role to play in growing this movement.
Asking people in your community to sign on to show their support for an issue that matters to you is one of the best and easiest ways to raise awareness locally, and to bring more voices to a cause.
It's easy to get started, too—you can work as a group with friends and neighbors, or you can take action on your own.