Dominic is the son of the late Basilio Yagong Sr. of Paauhau Mauka and Virginia (Edulan)of Hakalau.  

Born and raised in Honoka'a, he grew up along side two brothers Basilio Jr & David, and a sister Kathleen (Boyce).  


He has four grown children (Chelsea, Jeremy, Rylee and Angellee) and two grandchildren (Jayda 11 & Evie 2).  

Dominic has lived on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Washington State due to business travels.  When it was time to raise his family, he moved back to the Big Island in 1986, eventually purchasing his home in Honoka'a where he currently resides. 



* Student Body Government President, Honoka’a High School 

* Member of the Hamakua Jaycees

* President of the Mauna Kea Jaycees

* President of the Honoka'a Elementary Association

* Chairman of the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Holy Ghost Feast Celebration and Bazaar

* Assistant Coach Honoka'a High School Varsity Football Team

* Chairman of the Honoka'a High School 100 years Centennial Celebration

* Created cable television show called the "Yagong's Report" 

* Coached basketball team in local league for kids. 

* Co-Chairman of the Honoka'a High School 130 years Celebration

* Past member of the Hamakua Lions Club

* Announcing Big Island Sports events throughout the island for over 

  25 years , known as the "Voice of the Honoka'a Dragons." 

* Emceed or help plan countless community events including Honoka'a Western Week Parade & Block Party; Peace Day Parade &

  Program; Miss Hawaii Filipina Island Pageant; Alumni Talent Show fundraiser; Hamakua Harvest Annual Farm Festival; Paauilo School

  Blue & White Fair Celebration; Honoka'a Student Athlete Sports Banquets; Holy Ghost Feast Bazaar Fundraiser;  Auctioneer at Lady of

  Lourdes Catholic Church Fundraiser; Going Home Hawaii Annual Awards and Fundraiser; Community Forums on Mental Health and

  Substance Abuse in Hawaii County; Blessing of the Lala Epenesa Ballfield in Honoka'a; Blessing of the Kukuihaele County Park;

  Announced the Hamakua Cougars Pop Warner Game in Aloha Stadium and on Kauai at Eleele Football Field; Host segments of               BigIsland Living cable shows; Graduation Commencement Speaker at Laupahoehoe High School and Honoka'a High School; 

 Honoka'a Elementary School Christmas Program and Book Bingo Nights; County of Hawaii Ohana Fishing Tournament; Troy Tabac     Annual Pig Hunting Tournament;  Fundraiser Pig Hunting Tournament for Roy Asia; Benefit Hunting Tournament for Aleizha Ho'opai;   Israel (Braddah Iz) Kamakawiwoo'ole concerts at the Marriot and Kahilu Town Hall; Hamakua Music Festival concerts featuring Kenny     Loggins, Keali'i Reichel, and Robi Kahakalau; Boxing Tournaments at Yeshua Church in Puna; Hamakua Taro Festival;  Honokaa High     School Annual Thanksgiving dinners; Honoka'a Elementary Halloween Costume Contest;  Honoka'a Business Association Spooktecular   Event; Candlelight Vigil at Honoka'a School Campus following accidents involving Honoka'a School alumnus; AYSO kids soccer medal     awards; and hundreds of Weddings, Anniversary, Graduations and Birthdays parties.   

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The Voice of the Honoka'a Dragons

for the past 25 years and counting.


Dominic has been successful in the private sector and government.


Government Experience

* Elected six times and served a total of twelve (12) years on the

   Hawaii County Council District 1 as Councilmember. 

* Selected by Council Colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the

   Hawaii County Council overseeing the legislative branch.

* Selected by Council Colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the

   important Finance Committee.

* Selected as Chairman of the newly formed Environmental

   Management Committee.

* Selected as Chairman of the Public Works and Parks Committee.

Business Experience

* Manager Trainer Pacific Northwest Market for Foot Locker covering

   Washington; Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. 

* District Manager for the Hawaii Market for Foot Locker

* Store Manager TKS Supermarket in Waimea

* Assistant Store Manager KTA Superstores in Waimea

* District Manager for Sullivan Family of Companies (Foodland) for the

   Food Pantry Division in Maui and the Big Island.  Responsible for

   daily operations of Malama Markets; Whalers General Store;

   Lamonts Gift & Sundries; Shell Gas Station; Malama Market Gas

   Stations; Hotel Gift Shops such as Accents; Kohala Bay Collections;

   and Oasis Lifestyle.

* Hawaiiana Management Company as Account Executive serving as

   Property Manager for Homeowners Association, Condo

   Associations; and Master Hotel Community Associations.

* Currently employed by Associa Hawaii as Senior Community

   Association Manager serving as Property Manager for Homeowners

   Associations, Condo Associations, and Master Hotel Community


The business and governmental experience makes Dominic Yagong the best choice in helping our County Government make tough and important decisions during this economic and health upheaval.  

Dominic will bring a strong, stable voice to work with the Mayor, County Council, County Departments and Community to navigate through this historical financial and economic challenge ahead.  


Chairman Dominic Yagong brings the Hawai'i County Council to a community meeting in Papaikou.

Property Manager for the Mauna Kea

Community Association.


Enjoys all sports, especially football.

Announcing all sporting events to bring excitement to the games.

Enjoy fishing and hunting

Collects football cards and professional sports lids (hats).

Most of all, spending quality time with my children and grandchildren. 




Always for the People

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Represent the people of Rural South Hilo, North Hilo, Hamakua, and portions of Waimea with integrity, respect and strong leadership.  Recognize that opinions will vary so all voices should be treated equally, respectfully, and with Aloha.  Care for keiki's as they are our future and deserve a world for which they can thrive. Care for our Kupuna's who have faithfully cared for us throughout their lives. Care for all the people of Hawaii and treat everyone with dignity and respect.   Care for our beloved aina as it is our mother.  Lead positively in all matters and bring hope and spread aloha everyday to the people of Hawaii.  

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