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KAHELE, Kaialiʻi

KAHELE, Kaialiʻi
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1974–

Biography

KAHELE, Kaialiʻi, a Representative from Hawaii; born in Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, March 28, 1974; graduated from Hilo High School, Hilo, Hawaii, 1992; attended Hawaii Community College, Hilo, Hawaii; attended University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii; B.S., University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, 1998; attended Air Command and Staff College, Montgomery, Ala.; Hawaii Air National Guard, 1999-present; commercial pilot; adjunct faculty member, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii; nonprofit executive; member of the Hawaii state senate, 2016-2020, majority whip, 2017-2018, majority floor leader, 2018-2020; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress (January 3, 2021-January 3, 2023); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighteenth Congress in 2022, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Hawaii.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Transportation and Infrastructure
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