Hawai‘i Democrats Elect Three Millennial Officers for 2020-2022
Members of the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi have elected Tyler Dos Santos-Tam to be State Chairperson for a two-year term, from 2020-2022.
“I am looking forward to leading the party through an exciting election season, including a critical presidential election,” said Chair Dos Santos-Tam.
Outgoing Interim Chair Kate Stanley congratulated her successor and expressed appreciation to the party members for their support and patience as the Party completed Precinct Elections, a Party-run Presidential Primary, and virtual convention, all while making adjustments for COVID-19.
The State Central Committee, the Party’s governing body, also selected the following officers to round out the Party’s executive team:
- Vice Chair – Colleen Kelly (from Kawaihae, Hawaiʻi Island)
- Secretary – Natalia Hussey-Burdick
- Asst. Secretary – Aria Juliet Castillo
- Treasurer – Larry Smith
- Asst. Treasurer – Kendra Oishi
Chair Dos Santos-Tam, a 32 year-old resident of Kakaʻako, recently finished his term as President of the Young Democrats of Hawaiʻi in May. He is also concurrently the Coordinator for Hawaiʻi for Biden, a position he has held since March.
Party leaders note that Chair Dos Santos-Tam, Secretary Hussey-Burdick, and Asst. Secretary Castillo are all part of the millennial generation, “heralding a shift toward bringing in more youthful energy” within the party.
They also elected Bart Dame and Amy Monk as Hawaiʻi’s representatives to the Democratic National Committee.