Aloha, friends!

My family has called Kalihi home for five generations. Before studying at the University of Hawai’i and graduating from George Washington University, I attended Kalihi Kai Elementary School and the Kamehameha Schools. This community is my home, and I’m running for the District VII seat on the Honolulu City Council to make sure that our children and grandchildren can call this place home too.

As a third-generation product of public housing, I deeply understand the challenges facing our communities. I grew up in poverty in a family that struggled to pay rent each month. During my childhood in the Kamehameha Homes, I learned how issues of environment, housing, and economic stability create real challenges for our keiki. I’m running because we need leaders who will tackle these issues and bring real change to Honolulu.

The next eight years will determine our community’s future. Rail construction and the development of transit-oriented communities in Kalihi and the Airport areas could drastically and permanently change our home. I’m grateful that leaders are investing in us, but change needs to be sustainable and respect our community’s unique identity.

Homelessness, poor infrastructure, crime, and affordable housing also pose big questions for our district. We deserve better. That’s why we need innovative answers to these questions, not more stopgaps and empty promises. On the City Council, I’ll work diligently with the city, State and other local partners to find real, permanent solutions to these issues.

I humbly ask for your support in my endeavor to serve the community and work to make our home an even better place to live. Together, we can make sure our children have a chance to thrive in Hawai’i.

Me ke aloha,
Jacob Bryan Aki
Meet Jacob

Jacob Aki lives in Kapālama, Oʻahu and currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Senator J. Kalani English. He attended Kalihi Kai Elementary before graduating from the Kamehameha Schools in 2013. Jacob received a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University.

Growing up as the eldest child in a low-income Native Hawaiian family, Jacob faced many of the challenges that countless local families have experienced while trying to make a living in Hawaiʻi. His humble upbringings fostered a desire within him to give back to his community and enter public service.

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Aloha!

I’m running for City Council because I believe that the next eight years may be the most important of our lifetime. The decisions we make tomorrow are critical to our community’s longevity and sustainability. Most of all, I’m running to serve my community — if we work together, I know we can make our home an even better place to live and ensure our children have a chance to thrive in Hawai’i.

Aloha, friends!

My family has called Kalihi home for five generations. Before studying at the University of Hawai’i and graduating from George Washington University, I attended Kalihi Kai Elementary School and the Kamehameha Schools. This community is my home, and I’m running for the District VII seat on the Honolulu City Council to make sure that our children and grandchildren can call this place home too.

As a third-generation product of public housing, I deeply understand the challenges facing our communities. I grew up in poverty in a family that struggled to pay rent each month. During my childhood in the Kamehameha Homes, I learned how issues of environment, housing, and economic stability create real challenges for our keiki. I’m running because we need leaders who will tackle these issues and bring real change to Honolulu.

The next eight years will determine our community’s future. Rail construction and the development of transit-oriented communities in Kalihi and the Airport areas could drastically and permanently change our home. I’m grateful that leaders are investing in us, but change needs to be sustainable and respect our community’s unique identity.

Homelessness, poor infrastructure, crime, and affordable housing also pose big questions for our district. We deserve better. That’s why we need innovative answers to these questions, not more stopgaps and empty promises. On the City Council, I’ll work diligently with the city, State and other local partners to find real, permanent solutions to these issues.

I humbly ask for your support in my endeavor to serve the community and work to make our home an even better place to live. Together, we can make sure our children have a chance to thrive in Hawai’i.

Me ke aloha,
Jacob Bryan Aki
Meet Jacob

Jacob Aki lives in Kapālama, Oʻahu and currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Senator J. Kalani English. He attended Kalihi Kai Elementary before graduating from the Kamehameha Schools in 2013. Jacob received a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and an M.A. in Political Management from The George Washington University.

Growing up as the eldest child in a low-income Native Hawaiian family, Jacob faced many of the challenges that countless local families have experienced while trying to make a living in Hawaiʻi. His humble upbringings fostered a desire within him to give back to his community and enter public service.

Show your support
Make a contribution today.

Our campaign needs the support of our community and voters like you. Will you join Jacob’s team and make an online donation today?

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Show your support
Make a contribution today.

Our campaign needs the support of our community and voters like you. Will you join Jacob’s team and make an online donation today?