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Public Servant

Local Girl





My name is Charmaine Doran. I am a local girl, born on O'ahu and raised in rural Hawai'i. It was growing up without much infrastructure or services, that I first discovered the power of the community's voice and the importance of holding government accountable. Having very little, we fought for everything.

That community spirit led me to enter public service at eighteen. While working full-time, I put myself through college at night. In 2005, after completing my master's degree, I began my work with the Honolulu City Council. I've spent about 30 years drafting policies, laws, and budgets, which culminated in my work as the Director of the Office of Council Services for the Honolulu City Council. 

I currently serve on the Pearl City Neighborhood Board. On the board, I've used my extensive knowledge of the Council to help pass a record number of resolutions outlining key legislative priorities for our district. Our board has taken action on affordable housing, infrastructure, climate change, rail transit, fireworks, teacher pay, noise and corruption.


But there is much more that needs to be done. 

I love my community. It's been my family's home for
nearly twenty years. If our district is to thrive in the future, we need champions. Leaders with the proven courage to put local people first and the experience to create real solutions. That's the public servant I have been and that I will continue to be.

I humbly ask for support this election.



Legislative Experience
30 Years Legislative Policy & Budgeting 
Legislative Analyst
Legislative Auditor
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Services, Director

Community Advocate
Pearl City Neighborhood Board
League of Women Voters – Hawai’i

Honolulu Board of Realtors 

University of Hawaii Graduate
Associates of Arts
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science
Master of Public Administration
Post-Graduate Urban Planning 
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