I'm Lynn Mariano and I am running for the office of Governor. I have a passion for efficiencies and feel strongly that after 60+ years of democrat governance, we're on the wrong track and at a cross roads to fix it. With your vote, we can clean the slate and turn our current negatives into positives - so much so, that we could serve as an example to the Union for how to turn things around. Here's a little about me -
I'm a proud local boy, Kalihi-Palama born & raised. W. R. Farrington High School class of ’74 in the house! My job there as Student Body Treasurer was my first of many ventures in fiscal responsibility. I received my US Army commission from the University of Hawai'i - Manoa's ROTC program and went on to graduate from Chaminade University of Honolulu (CUH) in ‘78 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business Management.
I retired from the US Army in 1995 as a Major and immediately owned and operated a financial planning business - until I was called to work on several high level, high-speed-low-drag government contracts that were home-based in Washington, DC.
Soon after 9/11, I traveled the US training first responders and was hand-picked to work for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. I led the upgrade of Pentagon physical security with 21st Century technology. I had five years and a budget of $250M; and I must have done something right because I was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, which is the highest Department of Defense award that a civilian can receive.
I then returned home to Hawai'i with my beautiful wife of 43 years, Jade. The plan was to retire. But like many of you, I have witnessed the continued erosion of Hawaii's culture and institutions, and I can no longer stay on the sidelines and watch our Democrat Party continue to serve as the party-of-the-international-developer. It's simply not in me. It would be one thing if our tax dollars went to the betterment of Hawai'i and its people, but I ask our citizens to ask themselves - is our state and the state of its people better after 60+ years of Democrat leadership? The answer is a resounding NO!
Right now I serve as US Indo Pacific Command's Continuity of Operations Program Manager, which means I guide the actions of 200,000+ service members in the region in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. It's rewarding work that would serve me well as Governor of Hawai'i.
Retired US Army, ’95
Desert Shield - Acting Battalion Commander
Desert Storm - Awarded 2 Bronze Stars
Honorary Green Beret
Adjutant General CORPS
Company Commander for two Personnel Service Commands
Served in several Special Operations Forces (SOF) Organizations
Special Forces Association (SFA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Japanese-American Veterans Association (JAVA)
Governor Ariyoshi Appointee W Sub-Area Kalihi-Palama Health Commissioner ’76-78
Former Chairman - Kalihi-Palama Neighborhood Board (NB) ’76-78 (First NB for O'ahu)
Kalihi-Palama Finance Committee ’76-77
Moana Pacific Condo VP of Board, 2017-Present
Ala Moana / Kaka'ako Neighborhood Board 2018-2021
Education and Training
W.R. Farrington High School - Diploma ’74
Chaminade University - BA ‘78 Psychology w/Minor in Business
Golden Gate University - MBA ‘85 Business Management
Army Command and General Staff College ’85
Combined Arms Services and Staff School ’85
Joint Special Operations Staff Officers Course ’91
Part Time Professor, CUH, Criminal Justice Program