Lei Kihoi is the appointed Hawai’i County commissioner. Kihoi has served the Native Hawaiian community in various aspects for over 25 years. As an attorney for the State of Hawaiʻi, she drafted legislation for which impacted Native Hawaiians. Kihoi, 66, is a trained counselor in ho’oponopono, mediation and facilitation. She served on a number of boards and organizations including Hui Hanai (Queen Liliuokalani Trust),and the Native Hawaiian Bar Association she also is a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Kihoi is a graduate of Castle High School. She earned her BS in Education from UH-Manoa, a MSSW from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and her law degree from the UH Richardson School of Law. A beneficiary of the Queen Lili’uokalani Trust, Kihoi is a resident of Kailua-Kona.