State Board Election

Ballots were sent to all active HGEA members in early April. If you are missing a ballot(s), or have spoiled or lost your ballot(s), please call N&K CPAs, Inc. at (808) 524-2255 by April 26, 2021. Deadline to mail in your ballots is May 4, 2021 (ballots must be postmarked May 4, 2021).

2021 Candidate Forum videos

On April 7, HGEA hosted a candidate forum via Zoom providing members a chance to hear from candidates in four contested races: President, Unit 3 Director Unit 13 Director and Unit 14 Director. Candidate participation was optional.

To view the complete list of candidates including full candidate profiles and those who ran unopposed and were automatically elected, click here.


Candidates running for President were asked: Why are you running for the position of HGEA President, and what do you hope to accomplish if you are elected?

Jon A. Gasper, Unit 3
Harold K. Naone, Unit 4

Presidential Q&A

Jon A. Gasper and Harold K. Naone

Unit 3

Thomas Jon "TJ" Giel, Hawaii
Sandra "Sandy" Moses, Hawaii
Lakea C.A.K. Tjomsland, Oahu
Vernon L. Verzon, Oahu

Unit 13

Arnold D. Abe, Maui
Danny de Gracia, Oahu
Ginet U. Hayes, Oahu
Amanda R. K. Lowrey, Oahu
Muhammad Anwar Quadri, Oahu

Unit 14

Charles R. Among, Jr., Oahu


2021-2023 State Board of Directors Election

Key dates in the election schedule are:

  • Thursday, March 4: Deadline to submit nomination petitions
  • Friday, March 19–Sunday, April 28: Period for mailing ballots
  • Tuesday, May 4: Last day to vote (Election Date)
  • Friday, May 14, 4:30 p.m.: Deadline to receive mailed ballots on election date
  • Saturday, May 15, 8:00 a.m.: Ballots counted and results certified

The president and directors will serve from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. They are not paid for their service.

The application period is now closed