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About Riki

Riki Hokama is running for Maui County Council - Lāna‘i. 

Raised on the island of Lāna‘i, Riki Hokama graduated from Lāna‘i High & Elementary School and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He previously worked for Castle & Cooke Company (Dole Pineapple Company), other private businesses and the Hawai‘i State Legislature. During his lifetime, he experienced the transformation of his home island from a major pineapple producer to a resort destination area.


Riki was first elected to public office in 1978 as a delegate to the Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. Later, he was elected to serve on the Maui County Council from 1999 to 2009 and again from 2011-2021.


Positions formerly held on the Maui County Council include council chair and chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, chair of the Economic Development Committee, and chair of the Healthy Families and Communities Committee. He served as chair of the council’s Policy Committee and has been an advocate for job creation, services for young and elderly residents and fiscally‐responsible government.

Riki enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing and singing karaoke. He is avidly interested in Euro‐Asian military history.

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Riki has served as a member of:

  • Lāna‘i Community Plan Advisory Committee

  • County Solid Waste Advisory Committee

  • State Community Services Commission and State Department of Transportation Harbors Task Force 2010 Update

Community Advocate:​

  • Kalaupapa, Kalawao County, island of Moloka‘i, where Father Damien (now Saint Damien) cared for leprosy patients in the 1800s.

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