Theresa Kapaku is focused on improving the health, safety, and economy of Hawaiʻi’s people. She is passionate about the availability of local, organic, chemical-free produce for everyone and putting the culture back in agriculture. Under her leadership, Kapaku hopes to create managed tourism that allows the aina and its people to thrive. She is an initiative-taking member of the community who founded Protect East Maui and led multiple successful peaceful protests on the Pi’ilani Hwy to protect East Maui from hundreds of travelers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She believes that under the 5 Principles of the Aloha 'Āina Party, Hawai’i can thrive.
Kapaku is a mother, farmer, small businesswoman, and community advocate living off-grid in Kipahulu, East Maui. She grew up between Nanakuli Homesteads and Wahiawa and was mentored by her grandmother who is a champion for Hawaiian rights and education in Nanakuli. Her mission this election year is to huli politics and bring aloha aina into legislature. To take action now and in a righteous way to create a greener, cleaner, safer Hawai’i for Kupuna and keiki to live and thrive.