Aloha, Mabuhay, Ran Annim, and Greetings,
Please look below for links to our monthly newsletter, community events, and
contact information. District 30 is incredibly diverse, and our primary duty
is to our constituents. In addition to regular neighborhood board and community
engagements, we will update this site and our social media during the legislative
session and interim. Please contact us with any concerns!
Prior to elected office, Representative Ganaden has been a lawyer, college
instructor, journalist, youth mentor, and artist. As a lawyer, he has been a
staff attorney at the Domestic Violence Action Center, a court-appointed attorney
with the District Court, and handled civil litigation for small businesses. He has
taught in the American Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa, edited and written for local magazines, managed a youth program for
young men and boys at the healthcare center Kokua Kalihi Valley, and supported
contemporary art as an artist and community organizer.
Representative Ganaden was educated at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the
University of California at Los Angeles. His father was born in Manila and excelled
in business, his mother is Mexican-American and retired after 37 years as a special
education public school teacher.