Kaneshiro active in business, community

LIHU’E – Daryl Kaneshiro, who became a first-term Kaua’i County Council member

by finishing sixth in 1998’s election, hopes to win a second term by advancing

through the primary election Sept. 23 and being one of the top seven

vote-getters again in the general election in November.

Despite numerous

requests, Kaneshiro did not grant The Garden Island an interview about his

re-election bid.

Although the council race is non-partisan, he lists

himself as a Democrat.

The only bachelor on the council, he is an account

executive and a businessman. He owns Koloa Town Activity Center and the Omao

Farms-Ranching, a large spread near Po’ipu.

Kaneshiro, who will turn 52

next month, was born in Waimea and graduated from Kaua`i High School before

going to California. There, he earned a degree at Orange Coast College in Costa

Mesa.

Kaneshiro is active in the local community. He’s worked with Koloa

Pop Warner Association, Kaua`i High School Booster Club and Koloa Plantation

Days.

Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 252)

and [dwilken@pulitzer.net]

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