The Candidate

Michael Kioni Dudley, Ph.D

Phone: (808) 469-5713 E-mail:


Ph.D. -Philosophy (Western, Asian, and Hawaiian) University of Hawai’i 1986

M.A. — Asian Philosophy, Univ. of Hawai’i 1978

M.A. — Theology, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas 1973

Graduate work in Latin and Greek Univ. of Texas ’64 Univ. of Washington ’63

B.A. (with honors) — English, Latin St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas ’63


Forty-five years of teaching:

High schools in Hawai’i 1986 to 2004

Head, ‘Aiea High School Reading Program amazing improvement of slow teen readers

Who’s Who Among American Teachers ’98 ’00

University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu ’02

University of California at Santa Barbara ’88

Leeward Community College ’81 – ’86

University of Hawai’i ’81- ’83

Chaminade University, Honolulu 1973 – 1981

Named Teacher of the Year 1977

Catholic high schools: taught for eleven years on the mainland as a Religious Brother

Publisher-Owner — Na Kane O Ka Malo Press

Director of Religious Education, U.S. Army Schofield Barracks, HI 1971-1975 GS-9

Dr. Michael Kioni Dudley


Author: Man, Gods, and Nature: On traditional Hawaiian religion/philosophy

Also translated and published in Japanese


A Call for Hawaiian Sovereignty

Chapters of both books have been re-printed in a number of other books

Active in Government and Community

“Hero of Agriculture, Food, and Environment” Award, Hawaii Agricultural Conference 2010

Named one of “10 Who Made a Difference,” for the year 2009 by Honolulu Star-Bulletin

2009 – 2012 Intervenor for the Ho’opili farmland before the Land Use Commission.

President, Friends of Makakilo ‘03 – present

Member, Neighborhood Board ’99 – present

Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor, ’98

Republican Chairman, 20th Senatorial District

Republican Candidate for State Senate, ’96

Candidate for Governor, Green Party ’94

Appearances on television, radio, in newspapers, public forums,and televised gubernatorial debates

Numerous op-ed articles and testimonies before Legislature, City Council, City Planning Committee, and Board of Education

Board Member, Ha Hawai’i, which organized election of delegates and facilitated holding of the Native Hawaiian Convention ’98 – ‘03

Member, Legislature’s Sovereignty Advisory Council 1991-1993


For service, St. Jude Church, Makakilo

International Invitations

Invited to speak at

University of London

University of Berlin

Kogakkan University, Japan