David Tarnas is a 32-year resident of this district, married with two children, and works as an environmental and community planner with public and private sector clients. He served as Hawaiʻi State Representative for Kona-Kohala from ’94-’98, and is on the ballot in November for the same position. He was also UH Sea Grant Agent for West Hawaiʻi from ’90-’94. He currently serves on the Waikoloa Community Leadership Council and South Kohala Traffic Safety Committee. He’s been an executive with start ups and nonprofits, and volunteers with several community groups.