Anna Odom was born on September 21, 1974 in Miami, Florida. From four years old she was raised on St. Helena Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Known for its southern charm and history, Beaufort is also a military town home to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot, The Naval Hospital Base and Marine Corps Air Station. St. Helena Island, heart of Gullah culture and well known for its national landmark, Penn Center, the first school for freed slaves built in 1862. Penn Center is especially famous for a small rural cottage, built much later for Martin Luther King Jr. who frequented the center and where he drafted his "I have a dream speech." Anna grew up on the sea island until the 6th grade attending St Helena Elementary School. Although Anna's family moved moved from the island shortly before graduating 6th grade, St Helena is the heart of who she is and where she comes from. Anna's roots are still deep there and has never left her. It wasnt as if they moved far. The nieghboring Lady's Island helped Anna get to know more students who would all later would attend the same junior and high school. Anna may have moved from the island but the island and people who are her family are always with her. Anna moved her family to St. Helena in 2005 where her kids got to have some of the same teachers she did and live in a place with such beauty and history. Anna and her family left in 2007 to Makakilo Hawaii. Anna Odom's late husbands dad lived on O'ahu. He married into a famous democrat family on the west side. He just recently passed on May 28, 2022. The very first place Anna visited when moving here was Nanakuli (keaulanas) Anna knows she is so fortunate to be connected to O'ahu through local ties and not military or a vacation she never left from. Since living on O'ahu 10 years has been in Makakilo.Anna Odom is 47 years old. She has been married three times. Married young and divorced, then widowed twice. 2000 and 2015. Although the marriages are over Anna's life is full of amazing children and grand children. She has 4 biological and 3 step children from her last marriage. Raising all 7 together at some points. Now she has 9 grand children and one on the way!Anna's life has always been centered around family and taking care of the home. If anything she believes it's expanded her experiences not hindered them. Since moving here Anna really didn't find her center until joining the Hawai'i Republican Party.Anna does have a partner and they are currently raising 3 grandchildren. However, her son and his son live with them as well. Typical for Hawaii residents, they share space and bills to afford to stay. Like most, before covid was a struggle after its been a hard recovery.Currently Anna Odom is a server at Sugarcane restaurant in Kapolei. It has been a great way to connect with the community and make the bills. It's been an asset to her life in all aspects as if she programmed it herself. Everything that has brought Anna here and connected her to the community, she believes is all meant to be. Anna Odom is excited to campaign for her community and make some real differences in our state house!