Kevin T. Hayakawa

Kevin T. Hayakawa

Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors, Division IV, CA

Kevin is a professor and research scientist with experience on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and evidence-based decision making. He’s running for the Walnut Valley Water Board, one of the country’s most ethnically diverse water districts, to provide access to clean drinking water, fight climate change, and ensure a sustainable and affordable water supply. Kevin is running because he believes that we need more scientists, educators, Asian Americans, young people, and progressives elected to all levels of government. An alumnus of John A. Rowland High School, Kevin is a proud native of the district and would be honored to give back and represent the district that shaped him into the person he is today.

He is proud to be the first challenger to a Walnut Valley Water Board seat since 2007. In that year, the outcome of one of the water board elections was determined by a single vote--with a final count of 703-to-702, so this year’s election could be just as close.

Kevin teaches Physics at Moorpark College and is currently finishing up his Ph.D. in Astronomy & Astrophysics at UCLA. He holds a Master’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA, Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Astrophysics from UC Berkeley, and an International Baccalaureate diploma from John A. Rowland High School.