I have two sons, David and Tony G. de Jetley.
Both boys were raised in Hāna and Lānaʻi, with David going off to boarding school on the Big Island and Tony to a military school in Missouri. David, after graduation, wanted to see the world and joined the Marine Corps, and Tony, having seen enough, returned to Maui.
David, Charlene & Family:
David met his wife Charlene while stationed in North Carolina; and four children later, they continue to reside on the east coast where David serves as a civil servant with the Navy. Their children are Russell, Joshua, Nakao, and Kahealani. David and Charlene currently live in Maryland with their two younger children. Nakao is entering his sophomore year of college at Saint Mary's College of Maryland.
Russell lives on Lānaʻi with his wife, Amanda, and her two daughters, Kamiko and Ariah Shimokawa. Russell is currently serving in the Hawaii Air National Guard.
Joshua also enlisted in the Hawaii Air National Guard and transferred to the Mississippi Air Guard after meeting his wife Courtney in tech school. Joshua lives in Jackson, Mississippi with Courtney, her son Cole, and their new baby, Noah.
Russell, Joshua, and Nakao grew up coming to Lānaʻi each summer and working on Alberta's Farm. Russell and Joshua moved to Lānaʻi after graduation and lived with me before joining the service.
Tony, Caroline & Family:
Tony lives in Hāna with his wife, Caroline, and their son, Xavier, a 2020 Graduate of Hãna High and Elementary. Xavier is entering his freshman year of college at the University of Hawaii, Maui College, in the criminal justice program.
Their daughter, Chantel, lives in Wailuku and has two young sons, Kingsley and Legend.
I am incredibly proud of both of my sons and their accomplishments. Products of both Hāna and Lānaʻi, they are two kalohe kids who loved surfing and all things our island home has to offer with each finding their own unique path in life. Providing opportunities for our children is at the heart of my run for the county council.