Last weekend, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) honored Hawaii's Filpino American elected officials at an appreciation/fundraising dinner. The NaFFAA is a national, non-partisan organization comprised of 12 regional chapters that represent more than 500 Filipino-American organizations across the US and the Pacific Basin.
Hawaii is part of NaFFAA Region XII, which includes Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
The Filipino-American elected officials are:
State Senate: Robert Bunda, Will Espero, Lorraine Inouye, Donna Mercado Kim, and Ron Menor.
State House: Della Au Belatti, Lyla Berg, Rida Cabanilla, Lynn Finnegan, Michael Magaoay, Joey Manahan, Kymberly Marcos Pine, Roland Sagum III, and Alex Sonson.
County Councils: Romy Cachola (Honolulu), Donovan Dela Cruz (Honolulu), Nestor Garcia (Honolulu), Angel Pilago (Hawaii), Dominic Yagong (Hawaii), Danny Mateo (Maui), Joseph Pontanilla (Maui), Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho (Kauai).
Board of Education: Mary Cochran (Maui)