© Libertarian Party of Hawaii

THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF HAWAII

ABOUT

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Tracy Ryan
Chair

Tracy Ryan has served as LPH Chair three times including 1999 to 2000, 2003 to 2007, and currently from June of 2013.  She was a 1996 candidate for Hawaii State Senate, garnishing 31% of the vote against an incumbent Democrat. She also ran for Governor in 2002 and was twice elected to the Makiki Neighborhood Board. 


Legislatively, Tracy drafted and lobbied for bills that led to significant reform in Hawaii’s ballot access laws.  She was the only testifier against the van cams when they were first proposed as a pilot project in the 1990’s.  She has been a continued advocate for ending criminal prostitution laws and often testified against many get tough bills in the Hawaii legislature.

 

Tracy is a 1977 graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, holding a BA in Psychology and Anthropology, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. 

 

In addition to her work with the Libertarian Party Tracy serves as Executive Director of Harm Reduction Hawaii. She has been an active supporter of Small Business Hawaii,  The Grassroot Institute, The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, The ACLU of Hawaii, Kulia Na Mamo,   Arresting Prostitutes is Legal Exploitation, the  Honolulu Tea Party, and many others.

 

 

                   EMAIL TRACY RYAN: tracyar@hawaiiantel.net

Joe Kent
Secretary

Joe Kent was a Hawaii National Delegate for Ron Paul, and is now the chair of the Maui Libertarian Party.  He studies economics in his spare time, and is also the producer of The Maui Libertarian Show on Akaku public access.  He's also an avid writer.  Joe Kent was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii.  After attending Hilo High School, he attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  He went on to graduate from Minnesota State University with a degree in music education.  He taught high school choir for four years in Minnesota, but is now a music teacher at King Kamehameha III Elementary in Lahaina.

 

 

                 EMAIL JOE KENT: joe_kent@hotmail.com

 

 

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Pat Brock
Maui Chair
At Large

Patric Rutledge Brock was born in Glendale, California on October 19th, 1951 to Margaret Virginia Rutledge Brock, a descendant of Edward Rutledge, governor of South Carolina & signer of the Declaration of Independence, & Robert Pascal Ershig Brock, a World War II veteran, civil engineer, & a descendant of North Carolina tobacco farmers.

 

Pat grew up in Seal Beach, California, but spent his high school years in the southern California desert towns of Brawley & Indio, graduating from Indio High School.

 

Pat worked as a civil engineering/architectural draftsman for several years in Palm Springs, American Samoa, Reno, Nevada, & Redwood City, California.

 

He later attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California & Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona studying electrical, electronic, & computer theory.

 

In 1978 he designed a custom home for a lot in Yucca Valley, California, & with his father & uncle, constructed & sold it.

 

Pat moved to Maui in 1980 & has lived in Kihei ever since. He has designed several residences on Maui. Working as a Hawaii licensed Journey Electrician, he has wired many residences, & several commercial build-outs.

 

Pat detoured twice from Hawaii & worked for ITT Antarctic Services, serving 2 contracts at the U.S. National Science Foundation research outpost, Palmer Station, Antarctica. The first was in the austral summer season of 1985 as an electrician, installing electrical power systems in the newly constructed aquarium & boat house buildings. In 1978 Pat returned to Palmer Station for a one year contract as Communications Coordinator, working as an electronic technician, keeping the station informationally connected with the rest of the world.

 

Since, Pat has worked as a portable spa & swimming pool repairman on Maui.

 

In 2010, Pat ran for Congress from Hawaii’s Second Congressional district as a Libertarian & received 3264 votes, 1.79% of the total. He has been publishing the Libertarian Party of Hawaii News since May 2011.

Eric Weinert
 
At Large

Eric Weinert is married with two children and has lived in East Hawaii for 37 years.  After earning a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and passing the CPA exam he started his own business in East Hawaii, "Plant It Hawaii", propagating fruit trees.  Eric was instrumental in developing the commercial tropical fruit industry in Hawaii for crops like Longan, Rambutan, Lychee and Mangosteen.  He built the world's first electronic irradiator to treat fruits with X-Rays to meet USDA/APHIS insect disinfestation requirements before export to the US Mainland.  He is currently the General Manager for the largest Hawaii papaya exporter to the US Mainland overseeing 83 employees and 650 acres of papaya production.

 

Eric has proudly voted Libertarian at every opportunity for over 40 years.  Eric ran for State House District 1 as a Libertarian in 2014.

 

 

                         EMAIL ERIC WEINERT: ericdraheweinert@gmail.com

Gregory Arianoff
Vice Chair &
Big Island Chair

Gregory was born in Brussels and raised in Western Europe. After graduating from Belgium’s Cardinal Mercier Institute of Science, Gregory operated numerous bars and nightclubs on the Costa del Sol in Spain. The greatest highlight of Gregory’s teenage life was jumping on a train with his friends to help tear down the Berlin Wall.  This monumental life experience was what developed his profound appreciation for liberty.

In the early 1990s, Arianoff moved to the United States to apply his knowledge and experience of hospitality and wine. Gregory owned and operated various establishments throughout Los Angeles, Reno and Las Vegas. His talents influencing the industry were recognized in national mainstream media with numerous awards.

In 2012, applying available local resources, he created and facilitated a monthly charity fundraiser that benefited Hawai'i Island charities. While this effort proved beneficial to all parties involved, the event was placed on hiatus in August of 2013, when Gregory was diagnosed with cancer. Two years later, after several intense treatments and invasive surgery in Indiana, Gregory is celebrating his first year cancer-free. His commitment to educating Big Island residents about liberty and free enterprise was illustrated when he was a candidate for State Senate, District 1 in the 2014 election.
 
Gregory, Kimberly and their two daughters reside in Waiakea Uka; living in the house where Kimberly was raised. His daughters are fifth generation residents of Hawai’i Island.

 

Co-Founder, Frame of Mindset Media, LLC

Principal, DaShack Hospitality Group

F&B Director, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Rated A by the Hawaii Rifle Association

Endorsed by Judge Jim Grey ret.

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                    EMAIL GREGORY ARIANOFF: info@arianoff.us

Kyle Varner
Treasurer

Education: BA in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Annapolis, MD 2007
MD from American University of Antigua College of Medicine, 2012
Currently 3rd year resident in Internal Medicine

Hobbies: Scuba diving and Flying Glider Planes

 

                    EMAIL KYLE VARNER: kylevarner@gmail.com

Ken Schoolland
International Ambassador
of Liberty & Goodwill

Ken Schoolland is an Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Hawaii Pacific University. He is President of the International Society for Individual Liberty, on the Board of Scholars at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

He is author of The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey, now published in 73 editions in 48 languages with 3 audio books and 3 plays touring Eastern Europe and Africa.

 

 

                  EMAIL KEN SCHOOLLAND: ken.schoolland@gmail.com

Anthony Higa
Oahu Chair
At Large

Born and raised on Oahu, Kalani High School c/o 2002

Registered Nurse @ Hawaii State Hospital 2009 - current

Small Business Owner - online resaler

Community activist - donate to Hawaii Pacific University (alumni 2008) and Project Hawaii - a local non profit dedicated towards helping Hawaii's homeless keiki.  Also donate to various non profits, Kidney Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Special Olympics, etc.

 

Libertarian - Candidate for State House of Representatives District 19 (Kahala, Diamond Head, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Waialae).  Libertarian Party of Hawaii - County Chairperson; and my biggest role is to inspire Hawaii residents to take ownership of their community.  We help people write articles for the local newspapers, testify at the State Capitol, run for office, etc.

 

 

                         EMAIL ANTHONY HIGA: anthony.higa.hawaii@gmail.com

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