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Malama Solomon (A. Leiomalama Solomon)

Malama Solomon, American state legislator. Named Outstanding Woman of Year, Hawaii National Women's Week, 1982; recipient Outstanding Community Service award, Hilo College, 1973-1975, Outstanding Leadership award, Council Hawaiian Civic Clubs, 1982; Native American Ford fellow, 1976-1980. Director Brantley Center; Member of Kohala Community Association (chair), Waimea Gawaiian Civic Club, Council Hawaiian Civic Clubs (Hawaii District Chair).

Background

  • Solomon, Malama was born on March 3, 1951 in Honolulu. Daughter of Randolph Folau Solomon and Flora Beamer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education, University Hawaii-Manoa, 1972. Master of Education in Educational Foundations, University Hawaii-Manoa, 1974. Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology, University Hawaii-Hilo, 1976.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, 1980.

    Career

    • Market & sales manager beef cattle Kohala Farms, 1972. Lecturer University Hawaii-Hilo, 1973—1975. Instructor, lecturer Hawaii Community College, 1975—1977.

      Hawaiian Studies Teacher, Workshops, Elementary and Secondary Schools. Member District 1 Hawaii State Senate, 1983—1998, since 2011. Candidate for lieutenant governor Hawaii, 2006.

      Program coordinator, treasurer Aloha Week Festivals Inc., 1968—1988. Co-founder, vice president Po'ohala Dance & Theatre Company, since 1973. Trustee, chair education committee Office Hawaiian Affairs, 1980—1982.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Director Brantley Center. Member of Kohala Community Association (chair), Waimea Gawaiian Civic Club, Council Hawaiian Civic Clubs (Hawaii District Chair).

    Connections

    • Married Lima Solomon.
    • father: Randolph Folau Solomon
    • mother: Flora Beamer
    • spouse: Lima Solomon.
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    Born March 3, 1951
    (age 66)
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