Pivotal Oahu Seat Is Up For Grabs In OHA Elections
Peter Apo is leaving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, setting up a seven-way race to replace him
By Anita Hofschneider
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Peter Apo isn’t running for re-election this year. And that means there’s a rare opportunity to get a new voice into OHA, an agency dedicated to the betterment of Hawaiians that’s been mired in political infighting and alleged ethics violations.
Apo has been a trustee for the last eight years and also served for two years back in the 1980s. He’s made a name for himself as a pro-business leader who supported the Thirty Meter Telescope and federal recognition of Native Hawaiians.