Bennett T. Yap

Unit 13 Director

Why are you running for office?

I would like the opportunity to serve my fellow peers as we face many challenges to our membership and to HGEA itself.

What are your goals?

I would like to help improve member awareness and services to increase member involvement and membership. I will fight for our rights and benefits that we currently have and earned.


  • Active member for 20 years
  • Union Steward for 17 years
  • Delegate to 8 State General Assemblies
  • State Recreation Coordinator for 12 years
  • Oahu Unit 13 OID Treasurer (2006-2007)
  • Current Treasurer for Workers for a Better Hawaii
  • Current Treasurer for Working Families for Hawaii
  • IT Specialist for the Department of Labor for 23 years