John MukaiOf CounselJohn Mukai was born and raised in Hilo. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a major in Political Science. John then received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Following graduation from law school, John clerked for the Honorable Leland H. Spencer at the First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii. John subsequently engaged in the practice of law with several different firms for over a decade before joining the City and County of Honolulu Department of the Corporation Counsel in 2006. John then joined the County of Hawaii Department of the Corporation Counsel in 2017. In May, 2021, John went into private practice in Hilo.