Commitment with Integrity
“I am committed to leading and representing our district and the state in changing the trajectory of Hawaii’s future. I believe there is a frustration with Hawaii’s deteriorating quality of life. Still, I believe we can come together, aligned in collective goals to strengthen Hawaii. If elected, as I have throughout my career, I will commit my time towards ensuring we support and honor Hawaii’s hardworking families. It has been an unprecedented two years for all of us. We must never lose sight of upholding our constitutional and God-given liberties. I humbly ask for your support as I seek to represent our community, our ohana, kupuna, and especially our keiki for a better Hawaii.” – Dr. Lori Lee Goeas
Dr. Lori Lee Goeas served over 20 years in the field of education to include teaching in Hawaii’s public schools (Kahuku High & Intermediate, Kailua Intermediate, Kapolei Middle, and Moanalua High), the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and the University of Phoenix. She has a Doctorate in Exceptionalities and remains a strong advocate of students with disabilities and their families.
In 2017, Dr. Goeas was Governor-appointed to the Hawaii Early Intervention Community Council. While serving in the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE), her passion extended to leadership in multiple administrative roles to include an educational specialist for the Special Education Monitoring and Compliance Office. She served on the Special Education Program Review Task Force responsible for generating strategic recommendations to inform the Board of Education and legislators on pivotal improvements needed to advance service delivery. Most recently, Dr. Goeas retired from the HIDOE as the Director in the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design (OCID) while concurrently serving as Executive Assistant to OCID’s Assistant Superintendent.
Dr. Goeas is a 22 year resident of the plains of Kapolei. Raised on the north shore of O’ahu, she and her husband, Scott Goeas, moved to Kapolei in 1999 as a young married couple looking for an affordable home for their growing family. Dr. Goeas has invested her time and talents in the community serving as a member and President of the Villages of Kapolei neighborhood board from 2005 to 2011. Today, she continues to be actively involved in weekend outreaches to the homeless population. Lori and Scott are proud parents to three amazing young adults, Tre’, Taylor, and Ty.
“Born and raised in Kahuku, Oahu, rich in community and culture, we recognized and valued the balanced diversity of Kapolei’s family community offerings and its urban land use, including residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture. It was exactly what we had in mind for our family.” -Dr. Lori Lee Goeas