Amanda R. K. Lowrey

Unit 13 Director

Why are you running for office?

I would like to continue to serve my fellow members. In this post-Janus world, we need strong leaders who will FIGHT TOGETHER FOR ALL of us as the Employer relentlessly strips away our rights and benefits. I humbly request your vote for Unit 13 Director to be your advocate.

What are your goals?

In addition to making decisions that affect our future as a union, I want member voices to be heard. Membership is slipping because people don’t value HGEA. I hope to change their perception, as well as register new members to get more people active. Our strength is in our numbers!


  • State Board Unit 13 Director (2013-2017)
  • Negotiations Committee (2013-2017, 2017-2019, current)
  • Unit 13 Board of Directors (2009-present)
  • State Recreational Committee Chair 2015-2017
  • Shop Steward since 2008, General Assembly Delegate 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018
  • AFSCME Study Tour Washington D.C. 2011
  • AFSCME Convention Delegate 2014, 2016
  • Hawaii Academy of Science Pacific Symposium for Science and Sustainability Director 2012-2018, Head Judge 2019
  • National Korean American Service and Education Consortium Board Director since 2013, Treasurer since 2018
  • Ph.D., Northwestern (2008), B.S. Miami (1997)