Lei Kihoi has served the Native Hawaiian community in various aspects for over 25 years. As a former staff attorney for Judge Walter Heen, she wrote and promoted legislation regarding Hawaiian matters. 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), Polynesian Voyaging Society, and the Native Hawaiian Bar Association. Kihoi, 66, 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.