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Lei Ahu Isa

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Lei Ahu Isa
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Candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives District 26
Prior offices
State Board of Education
2004 – 2012
Hawaii House of Representatives
1996 – 2002
Ph.D.University of Hawaii (1992)
Campaign website
Lei Ahu Isa was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 26 of the Hawaii House of Representatives.


Isa is a Professor of Management at Hawaii Pacific University and Principal Broker for Hilton Grand Vacations. She previously served on the State Board of Education from 2004 – 2012 and in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1996 – 2002.[1]


  • Graceland College Pre-Med
  • University of Hawaii Ph D. Educational Psychology, 1992
  • University of Virginia Darden School of Business


Isa is affiliated with the following organizations:[1]

  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society
  • National Organization of Women Leaders - Wash DC
  • American Resort and Development Association
  • Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce
  • Organization of Chinese American Women
  • Ahahui Kaahumanu
  • Chinese Chamber of Commerce
  • United Chinese Society


Campaign themes


In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Isa stated:[1]

"The main issue is protecting our seniors taking care of our elderly from paying more taxes. Making sure they have health care, long term care, making sure caregivers are trained. Other issue is the protecting our environment. Hawaii is an island state and the environment is very fragile. Protecting the eco-system so our main export, Tourism, can thrive. Being elected to the State Board of Education also opened my eyes to the education our children are receiving in our public schools. Will they be able to keep up in this 21st century. Teaching is my passion, but I feel I have an obligation to be a lawmaker so I can help contribute solutions."



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Isa ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 26. Isa was defeated by District 22 incumbent Scott Saiki in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Saiki Incumbent 68.8% 2,814
Lei Ahu Isa 25.5% 1,043
Ryan Toma Kapuniai 5.7% 234
Total Votes 4,091

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