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League of Women Voters of Hawaii

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii is a council of the local leagues. The presidents of the local leagues – Hawaii County and Honolulu County – are automatically members of the State board. Most of the other board members are also active members of their local Leagues.

If you believe in making democracy work, we want to invite you to join our efforts. Please call our office at (808) 531-7448 or email us voters [at] lwv-hawaii.com, and keep up with the latest in League news and updates by liking us on Facebook.

League of Women Voters of Hawaii 
49 South Hotel Street #314 
Honolulu HI  96813 
(808) 531-7448

voters [at] LWV-Hawaii.com 
lwv-hawaii.com

LWV State of Hawaii Board Of Directors (2017-2019)

State of Hawaii Officers 

  • President, Erica Johnson
  • Secretary, Piilani Kaopuiki
  • Treasurer, Donna Oba

State of Hawaii Directors

  • Rcmuller27 [at] Hotmail.Com (Rosemarie Muller), Hawaii County President
  • Nancy Davlantes, Honolulu County President  
  • Brad Clark
  • Susan Dursin
  • Lawrencefung35 [at] Gmail.Com (Leatrice Fung)
  • Joy Marshall
  • Barbara J. Service

League of Women Voters of Hawaii County 

The Hawaii County League of Women Voters has been part of the Big Island Community since the 1960s. Our members want to empower voters and defend democracy. We encourage active participation in government to increase the understanding of public policy issues. Members of the Hawaii County League work on Voter Education and Access, Sunshine in Government, Ethics in Government and Community Development Plans (All at the County Level). We are very active in Voter Registration Drives which is the very heart of the League's mission. We volunteer and help with vote counts for many community associations across our island. We have also hosted Candidate Forums for State Races. Voting is your opportunity to support your community and have a say into its future. Every vote counts and each vote makes a difference.

For more information, please contact: Rcmuller27 [at] Hotmail.Com (Rosemarie Muller), President - LWV Hawaii County

LWV Hawaii County Board Of Directors 2018-2019

Chapter Email: Lwvhawaiicty [at] Gmail.Com 

Hawaii County Officers 

  • President Rcmuller27 [at] Hotmail.Com (Rosemarie Muller) (2019*)
  • Vice President Erica Johnson (2019*)
  • Secretary Joan Platz (2020*)
  • Treasurer Susan Irvine (2020*)

*Terms Expire

Hawaii County Elected Directors 

Terms Expiring 2019: 

  • Mdrake [at] Netdoor.Com (Margaret Drake) 
  • Ruth Robison 
  • Brad Clark 

Terms Expiring 2020: 

  • Linda Arlington 
  • Sue Dursin 
  • Karin Hazelhoff 

Hawaii County Directors Appointed By The Board 

  • Armon Collman 
  • Neejima [at] Gmail.Com (Nina Eejima)      
  • Diane Herrera (Membership Chair)
  • Madeline Taomia 

2018-19 Nominating Committee 

  1. Chair, Donna Oba  
  2. Linda Arlington 
  3. Mdrake [at] Netdoor.Com (Margaret Drake)

League of Women Voters of Honolulu County

At the League of Women Voters of Honolulu County, we believe that democracy thrives only if citizens play an active role in elections and government oversight. Some of the most effective and enduring ways to engage citizens are registering voters and education of and advocacy for critical issues.

When Allan Saunders arrived in Hawaii in the 1940s to teach political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, it was a time of great change. Inspired by the work he observed by the League on the mainland and the turning political tides here in the islands, Allan and his wife Marion founded The League of Women Voters of Honolulu County in 1948 to carry out the mission of "making democracy work".

In continuing that pursuit, the Honolulu County League is involved in coordinating and moderating campaign debate and forums, holding meetings and conferences on public policy issues, assisting in vote counts, and serving on State and City and County commissions and advisory committees.

LWV Of Honolulu County Board 2018-2020

Chapter Email: voters [at] lwv-hawaii.com  

Honolulu County Officers 

  • Nancy Davlantes, President  
  • Tiera Kekaula-Villaruel, Vice-President 
  • Cookie Stephan, Secretary  
  • Mary Wahlman, Treasurer  

Honolulu County Directors 

  • Lorna Takehara Strand 
  • Charles Carole 
  • Robin Loomis 
  • Ann Sack Shaver 
  • Joy Marshall 

League of Women Voters of the United States

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels.

There are Leagues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hong Kong, in addition to the hundreds of local Leagues nationwide. The League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters Education Fund operate at the national level with grassroots support from state and local Leagues.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide. The 900 state and local Leagues – comprising a vast grassroots lobby corps that can be mobilized when necessary.

Over time, the League's legislative priorities change to reflect the needs of society and critical issues of concern. The organization remains true to its basic purpose: to make democracy work for all citizens. The League of Women Voters makes a difference in the lives of citizens because of the energy and passion of thousands of members committed to our principles.

For more information, please see the National League's site.