Young Democrats of Hawai’i


The Young Democrats of Hawai‘i strive to:

  • Encourage young people to take an active interest in governmental affairs
  • Promote their involvement in the political process
  • Increase the political strength of young adult voters, ages 18-35
  • Achieve social justice and equal opportunity for all of Hawaii’s people

Young Democrats of Hawai‘i are meeting the challenge to increase the political power of the younger generation.  We host political and social events appealing to young people throughout our communities.  The YD’s plan to use the Internet in a variety of ways to bring more young people into the political process.  We are constantly cultivating our relationships with our elected officials so we can work collectively to find solutions to future challenges facing Hawai’i.  We also  find interesting means in which to support our Democratic candidates so we can help perpetuate Democratic Party values.

On the national level, YDHI is establishing and strengthening connections with other regional YD affiliates and political organizations working with the 18 to 35 segment of the population.


President – Raytan Vares
Vice President – Ikaika Mahoe
Secretary – Shannon Matson
Treasurer – Kehau Cortez-Camero
SCC Male – Randy Gonce
SCC Female – Kehau Cortez-Camero
YDA National Committeeman – Ronson Fox
YDA National Committeewoman – Kainoa Kaumeheiwa-Rego
Hawaii Island YD President – Ashley Kierkiewicz
Maui YD President – Arianna Feinberg
Oahu YD President – Ronson Fox
Kauai YD President – Dylan Hooser
Director of Parliamentary Procedure – Sam Wolff
Director of Communications – Jordan Ozaki