Jeannè Kapela was born in Kona and raised on a small coffee farm in the nearby town of Captain Cook. She graduated from Konawaena High School in 2012 and is currently pursuing graduate certificate in social justice from Harvard University.

Jeanné was Miss Kona Coffee in 2014 and won the Miss Hawaii crown in 2015, becoming the first person from Kona to win the title in 18 years. She competed at Miss America and won the title of Miss Congeniality.

Jeanné is running for office because she wants to protect West Hawai’i’s agricultural and coffee industries, ensure our keiki receive a quality education, and be a champion for hardworking families. 


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    “Bernie Sanders is gonna need all the help he can get when he gets elected in 2020. He needs leadership like Jeanne that will represent the working class and not the 1% elite and corporate interests that have taken over the state of hawaii and the rest of our country”

  • endorsed

    “Jeanne is an advocate for victim's rights in the state of Hawaii. She is young, progressive, and exactly what Hawaii needs to move forward. Vote for Jeanne Kapela!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Friends of Jeanne’ Kapela because she is a person of passion, principal, compassion and determination. I believe she will be one of our future leaders who will make a lot of contributions in improving our State for future generations.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Friends of Jeanne Kapela because after only spending one day working with Jeanne at a charity event a few years ago it was clear to feel the good heart and spirit of aloha this young lady has. She is intelligent and caring of the needs of her community. I don't think she has a mean bone in her whole body. We need more people like Jeanne Kapela who are willing to serve the public's needs. Mahalo nui loa, Jeanne for your service and sacrifices.”

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Bernie Sanders is gonna need all the help he can get when he gets elected in 2020. He needs leadership like Jeanne that will represent the working class and not the 1% elite and corporate interests that have taken over the state of hawaii and the rest of our country”

  • endorsed

    “Jeanne is an advocate for victim's rights in the state of Hawaii. She is young, progressive, and exactly what Hawaii needs to move forward. Vote for Jeanne Kapela!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Friends of Jeanne’ Kapela because she is a person of passion, principal, compassion and determination. I believe she will be one of our future leaders who will make a lot of contributions in improving our State for future generations.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Friends of Jeanne Kapela because after only spending one day working with Jeanne at a charity event a few years ago it was clear to feel the good heart and spirit of aloha this young lady has. She is intelligent and caring of the needs of her community. I don't think she has a mean bone in her whole body. We need more people like Jeanne Kapela who are willing to serve the public's needs. Mahalo nui loa, Jeanne for your service and sacrifices.”