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James R. Aiona, Edit Profile

also known as Duke Aiona

Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii

James R. Aiona,, American former Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. Assistant basketball coach St. Lous High School; volunteer soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization; volunteer youth baseball coach Makakilo-Kapolei; volunteer judge High School mock trials competition State of Hawaii; board member Salvation Army, Reid J.K. Richards Foundation, Youth At Risk Advisory Council, Maryknoll Schools, 1995—1998.

Background

Nelson, James R. was born on June 8, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1977. Juris Doctor, University Hawaii William S. Richardson School Law, Manoa, 1981.

Career

Law clerk to honorary Wendell K. Huddy First Circuit Court Hawaii, 1981—1982. Deputy prosecuting attorney City & County of Honolulu, 1982—1985, deputy Corporate Counsel, 1985—1987, chief litigator, 1987—1990. Family court judge 1st Circuit Court, Hawaii State Judiciary, 1990—1993, circuit court judge, 14th division, 1993—1996.

Administrative judge Drug Court Program, 1996—1998. Private practice, 1997—2002. Part-time family district court judge, 1999—2002.

Lieutenant governor State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 2002—2010.

Achievements

  • Aiona and Governor Linda Lingle became Hawaii's first Republican administration to win a second term, and they won with the largest margin of victory in any gubernatorial race in the history of the state.

Membership

Assistant basketball coach St. Lous High School. Volunteer soccer coach American Youth Soccer Organization. Volunteer youth baseball coach Makakilo-Kapolei.

Volunteer judge High School mock trials competition State of Hawaii. Board member Salvation Army, Reid J.K. Richards Foundation, Youth At Risk Advisory Council, Maryknoll Schools, 1995—1998.

Connections

Married Vivian Welsh. Children: Makana, Ohulani, Kulia, Kaimilani.

spouse:
Vivian Welsh

children:
Makana Aiona,

Kaimilani Aiona,

Kulia Aiona,

Ohulani Aiona,