meet the candidate
Anthony Makana Paris grew up in a fishing and farming family in Lualualei and Nānākuli, Oʻahu. He currently resides in Kapolei where he takes care of his mother, a retired janitor and a homemaker, and father, a retired ironworker.
Anthony Makana Paris was raised in the faith community of St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Hawaiian Home Lands. He attended Nānākuli Elementary and Kamehameha Schools, and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering; from GTU and the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara with a Masters’ in Philosophy and Theology; and from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law with a J.D.
Anthony Makana Paris has worked as a farmer and a fisherman, as a consultant, as a lab specialist, as an entrepreneur, and as an advisor to the Hawai‘i Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee. He currently serves as President of the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club, a board member of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawai‘i and as a research analyst for the Iron Workers Stabilization Fund.
from the candidate
“I am running to restore health to our communities. I want to help make Oʻahu better for our current and future generations. To do this, we must recover well from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a future where we can bring our local families home. This means finishing the rail well and increasing our affordable and workforce housing in the urban core around transit zones. I am deeply grateful to our communities which fed me, raised me, and sent me far from home to gain knowledge and professional skillsets. I am also grateful to the previous generations that sacrificed, battled, and survived so that all of us could arrive at this moment in our history. I believe it is now my kuleana to use my skills and experience to work for the betterment of O‘ahu and all who call Hawai‘i home.”
~ Anthony Makana Paris
Public Health & Safety
Jobs & Business Growth
Public Infrastructure Improvement
Affordable & Workforce Housing
Climate Adaptation and Resilience