Putting People First
HOUSE DISTRICT 35
Pearl City & Waipahu
My name is Nathan Takeuchi and I’m running for the new (open) House District 35 because the communities of Pearl City (Manana) and Waipahu (Crestview & Waikele) are special to me and I want to work to make things better.
I have a lot of Aloha for this district, and I want to show my gratitude for the decades of kindness and support my community has given to me and my family.
Nathan is very thankful that his parents chose to settle down in Pearl City after his dad retired from the Air Force. He met his wife, Renee, at Pearl City High School, and they’ve been together for 34 years. They own a home in the district and their son, Ryan, was born and raised here. The community has given so much to Nathan, and he wants to give back by working hard to keep our neighborhoods safe, improve our schools, and protect our quality of life.
Nathan has worked for eight legislative sessions in the State House, six of them for State Representative Roy Takumi, who’s district covered both Pearl City and Waipahu. During those years Nathan gave monthly update reports to both the Pearl City and Waipahu Neighborhood Boards. He also walked door-to-door with Rep. Takumi during his re-election campaigns.
Having worked closely with Rep. Takumi in the legislature, Nathan understands the inner workings of how to pass bills and to negotiate on legislation.
Nathan has three sessions of experience as an Office Manager in the State House of Representatives and he truly enjoyed helping constituents with their concerns and resolving their issues. Solutions could range from a simple fix like getting them the right contact information or it could go all the way up to following-up on a serious complaint. Nathan believes that this experience is especially crucial now, with so many families needing assistance to connect with government resources.
Nathan organized many community activities in Pearl City and Waipahu, including Town Hall meetings and free Keiki ID events. He would like to see the return of big family events and fundraisers for the community.
Nathan served for six years on the Pearl City Neighborhood Board to learn more about the issues directly affecting his neighbors and doing what he could to help.
Nathan served on the Pearl City Community Association’s Board of Directors for three years and assisted them with community events and fundraisers. During this time, he was able to work shoulder-to-shoulder with many great community leaders who inspired him with their lifelong dedication, leadership, and genuine love for the community. They set a high standard for Nathan, and he is always striving to live up to their example of what it means to serve the community.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Nathan is currently working for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and over the past 19-years, he has been thoroughly immersed in Native Hawaiian issues. He has staffed countless meetings of the Board of Trustees, visited Native Hawaiian communities throughout the islands, and assisted many beneficiaries who’ve contacted the office with their questions and concerns. Nathan has worked on important projects such as securing funds to renovate Lunalilo Homes, exempting Kuleana Lands from property taxes, and he also coordinated a national conference that was sponsored by OHA. If elected, he will bring all of this experience with him to the state legislature.
Proud Product of
Nathan is a proud product of Pearl City public schools. He graduated from Pearl City High School in 1989.
Master of Public Administration Degree
Nathan graduated from UH Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in Public Administration.
His master’s program instilled in him the values of being inclusive, respecting traditions, and being culturally sensitive. Nathan will always welcome the community’s input on issues being considered by the legislature and he will gladly listen to your suggestions on how to solve a problem.
Nathan cares about the environment and restoring lands for future generations. In 1999, he volunteered to help stop soil erosion on Kaho‘olawe.
Friends of Nathan Takeuchi
P.O. Box 861
Pearl City, HI 96782