Gabe Johnson Will Represent YOU

Independent and Transparent

My Platform


I believe in the Fight for Fifteen. While increasing the minimum wage is only one tool in the toolbox we must also address the housing crisis. Too much of the workers' incomes are going to mortgages and rents which in turn makes families cut their food bills. This is unacceptable in a State that made $1.1Billion in for the first 6 months of 2016 from Japanese Tourists alone!


Healthy Lands make for healthy people. My career is in Invasive Species. I do as much as I can to protect the island of Lana’i. The County is responsible for keeping our lands clean and free of pollution.


We have so many paths to a robust economy besides more of the Tourism based model. I believe locally grown food and a farm to table model would help us be less dependant upon mainland barges. Goods, services, and food should be created and consumed here in our islands. I’m a strong proponent of the tech industry as well. Light footprint economies should be our focus.

Go to Aloha ‘Aina

Aloha ‘Aina

Running on the Aloha ‘Aina slate.

I will work for you and not the special interests

Go to Transparency


I am a strong advocate of District Voting. As it stands our city centers decide who gets elected. This is not very democratic. The people of Lana’i should be able to vote who represents them. Hana should vote for Hana, Wailuku should vote for Wailuku, etc. This is gerrymandering in our very own County and I am against it.

Go to Protect Resources

Protect Resources

I believe in the Public Trust Doctrine. The government’s responsibility is to do what is best for us, the people, when managing our Natural Resources. This is a binding agreement.

As it is now, large money interests are being served, certainly not the people. Presently the EPA has fined the County over sewage injection wells. This mismanagement has to stop.

Too long has the county ignored the people’s demands. We demand clean water. We demand clean soil. We demand to be heard.

Go to Putting People First

Putting People First

Our families need homes, ocean access, parks and infrastructure. I want to partner with non profits such as Habitat for Humanity. I am impressed at what they are doing here on Lana’i and I would like for it to happen throughout the County.

Let’s explore alternative methods of housing such as duplexes, prefabricated housing, and using sustainable materials, such as bamboo.

Affordable Housing is an issue I feel strongly about and I will make it a priority.

Working in the Lana'i Community

Experience and Education

About Me

After college I was lucky enough to start working for the Japanese Government under the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. I taught in Miyazaki Japan for 3 years where I studied Judo and the Japanese Language. After Japan, I continued my education attending the School for International Training in Brattleboro Vermont, where I studied Education. In 2003, I moved to Lahaina Hawaii and taught Japanese and English as a Second Language at Lahaina Intermediate School.

I moved to Lana’i in 2005 and have enjoyed many different jobs during my time here. I have worked at the Four Seasons, Expeditions Ferry, and I now work for Pulama Lana’i. My position here is the Invasive Species Technician. During my time here in Hawaii I have done much to protect our Resources, I am a member of the Lana’i Heritage Fishing Group, in which we are working hard to create a Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) here on the island of Lana’i. I have also volunteered my time to the County as Vice Chair on the Commission for Americans With Disabilities Act. I was a strong advocate for our Kupuna here on Lana’i and also addressed our dismal unemployment rate of Peoples with Disabilities.

​ I have made Lana’i my home. As a single Father who’s daughter has been going to school here since preschool, I can honestly say that I love Lana’i. Aloha Lana’i!

Pulama Lana’i

  • Protecting Ua’u (The Hawaiian Petrel)
  • Interdicting invasive species
  • Fighting Coqui Frogs

Lahaina Intermediate School

  • Taught English as a Second Language
  • Taught Japanese as an Elective Class

Elected AJET Representative

  • Elected as Southern Kyushu Rep, Assoc. of the Japan Exchange Teacher Program.


  • School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
  • Kent State University, Kent, OH, BA


Maui County Commissioner on the Americans with Disibilities Act (ADA) 2014-2016


Marine Resource Management Plan with The Nature Conservancy and Sol Kahoohalahala.


State of Hawaii and Lana’i Heritage and Subsistence Fishing Group to create Community Based Subsistence Fishing Areas (CBSFA) for the island of Lana’i.


Contact Gabe

P.O. BOX 631620
Lana'i City, 96763

Phone : 808 559 0980