James Apana

James Apana DEMDemocrat

American politician

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James ApanaDEMDemocrat American politician
60
Years of Age
12
Years of Experience
HIResidence (state)

James K. Apana, popularly known as Kimo Apana, served as Mayor of the County of Maui in Hawaii from 1999 to January 2, 2003. Born in Wailuku, he graduated from Kamehameha Schools and obtained a speech degree at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Upon ending his studies, Apana was hired by the Hawai'i State Legislature to be its budget analyst while at the same time, he managed a family business. In 1993, Apana won his first of three terms to the Maui County Council representing his hometown of Wailuku. In 1998, Apana was elected mayor as a Democrat to succeed then-gubernatorial candidate Mayor Linda Lingle.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
University of Hawaiʻi
Kamehameha Schools
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Chair
Maui Democratic Party
2003 - 2004
Mayor
Maui County
1999 - 2003
Council Member
Maui County
1992 - 1998
Budget Analyst
State Legislature
1989 - 1990
Independent Business Professional
2002 - Current
Manager
Hot Woks Cafe
1987 - 1992
Other Experience1 - 13 of 13
Honorary Chair
Maui WALKAMERICA
1999
Honorary Chair
Special Olympics
1999
Honorary Chair
Breakfast at Tiffanys-American Cancer Society
1999
Honorary Chair
Alzheimer's Memory Walk
1999
Board Member
American Red Cross of Maui
Board Member
Junior Achievement of Maui
Board Member
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Board Member
Council of Aging
Member
Maui Jaycees-Fundraising for Japan Tsunami Victims
Member
Maui Community College Alumni Board
Member
Royal Order of Kamehameha
President
Japanese Chamber of Commerce
2000 - 2011
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
2008