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Lee Loy Announces County Council District 3 Run

January 22, 2016, 2:45 PM HST
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Sue Keohokapu Lee Loy campaign photo.

Sue Keohokapu Lee Loy campaign photo.

Sue Keohokapu Lee Loy has announced she will be running for County Council District 3 in the 2016 election.

Dennis “Fresh” Onishi holds the current position, which covers portions of South Hilo and Kea’au.

Lee Loy is a graduate of Waiakea High School, class of 1988. She went on study at Hawai’i Community College and later at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo.

Over the past 20 years, Lee Loy has focused on land use planning, strategic development, and legal support and research. In the most recent years, she has taken her experiences and begun her own business within that realm.

“Planning for the future helps us address challenging issues of our aging infrastructure,” Lee Loy said. “It’s going to take someone with the know-how to make the right decisions for the entire County and the residents in Council District 3.”


Lee Loy is the daughter of the late David Keohokapu, a stevedore, and Patricia Keohokapu, now a retired Hilo Hospital nurse.


She currently lives in the Pana‘ewa Agricultural Lots with her husband, Ian, a detective with the Hawai‘i County Police Department, and her three children.

“I’m ready to help the residents of Waiākea Uka, Waiākea Houselots, Keaukaha, Pana‘ewa, and Kea‘au and work for them toward a brighter future,” Lee Loy said.

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