About Yumi T.R. Kawano

E Komo Mai!

The mission is to restore our Hawaii Island and to find a healthy, safe and balanced way of life.  It takes planned wise use of our lands and resources for future generations to thrive. We can all build community by finding ways to get our need for goods and services met locally by buying or trading with each other. 

Love and Aloha,


My Qualifications


Advocate for Our Veterans, Caregivers, & The Mentally Ill 

Care for a Persian Gulf Veteran

Taught Island-Wide science & multiple subjects in Hawaii, Alaska (Yupik

Eskimos) & Oregon  

Wildlife & Plant Biologist

University of Hawaii-Hilo Science Instructor 

Kayak Tour Guide on Kealakekua Bay

Hawaii Agricultural Statistics Service Enumerator 

Volunteer Community Work

Current Puna Community Development Planning Member

Neighborhood Watch 

Hawaii Volcano National Park Interpreter

My Passion is Rainforest Restoration


 Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Science at Pacific University. 

Bachelors of Arts and Science, Environmental Biology at Fort Lewis College. 

And let’s not forget “Put a Woman In Charge!”- Keb’ Mo’s “Put a Woman In Charge”


  • It's about Equality, not preferential treatment 

  • An outstanding leader requires All of the communities input to make good long lasting decisions

  • Find new ways for our Town Communities to be Community Led and County Supported

  • Bring Towns Together to become Self Sustaining by Creating: Affordable Housing, Renewable Energy, Independent Food Production and thereby being more Emergency Prepared for disasters

  • email me suggestions and input at justtellingitlikeitis@mail.com

-"The Light comes in many ways. Ms. Yumi is one of those ways. Please support her and she will be there for you and your grandchildren."-J Lee Cook

-"You would make a great Mayor! Good Luck and God Bless."-Clarence B Tincher

To watch my videos on where I stand on key issues that effect our communities, here are some links on where I stand on issues.

Big Island Pulse Mayoral debate:


Waimea Community Association Mayor Forum. I’m on from 1 hr: 25 min- 1 hr: 42 min. 


Just Transition Hawaii Coalition Mayor Forum.


No upcoming events at the moment

Get in Touch

Donations can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 734

Volcano, HI 96785

or online:


  • Connect thru Facebook Yumi Teresa Radtke Kawano 

  • Join Facebook United We Stand Hawaii public group



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