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Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate — John Carroll

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate — John Carroll

“The taxes associated with the Jones Act inflate our cost of living, and exacerbate other key issues like homelessness and unemployment.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 2 — Margarita Hopkins

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 2 — Margarita Hopkins

“Hawaii County needs visionaries with courage, commitment and a willingness to accept responsibility to confront difficult issues.” 

Councilman Campaigning To Unseat Big Island State Senator

Incumbent Russell Ruderman and challenger Greggor Ilagan square off in the Democratic primary to represent Hawaii’s poorest district.

A Fast-Track Look At Thursday’s Mayoral Debate

Rail stole the spotlight again during a rapid-fire forum hosted by KITV and Civil Beat.

Candidate Q&A: Office Of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large — Haunani Apoliona

Candidate Q&A: Office Of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large — Haunani Apoliona

“OHA is performing its mandate, but not enough is being done due to internal and external barriers.”

Candidate Q&A: Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Jerry Flowers

Candidate Q&A: Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Jerry Flowers

“Keep the Hawaiians in the loop of all things that involve the Hawaiians and OHA.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 1 — Heather Kimball

Candidate Q&A: House District 1 — Heather Kimball

“The most pressing issue facing our district is how to move forward after the departure of the cane industry.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 20 — Calvin Say

Candidate Q&A: House District 20 — Calvin Say

“The Democratic Party is a party of diversity and we always have change.”

Can Late Senator’s Heir Hold Off Challengers In Big Island Race?

Kai Kahele wants to keep his late father’s seat in the Hawaii Senate, but he will have to get past two Democratic primary opponents.

Convention Delegate Doesn’t Regret Flipping The Bird In Philly

Hawaii’s Democratic Party chair apologized for the actions of Sanders supporter Chelsea Lyons Kent. But Kent isn’t apologizing.

Between now and the Aug. 13 primary, we’ll be publishing articles about the candidates and issues, as well as videos about how the voting process works.
 
We’ve also reached out to every candidate to explain in their own words why they should be elected, and their responses are rolling in. Let’s go to the links:

Candidate Q&A: House District 8— Richard Abbett

Candidate Q&A: House District 8— Richard Abbett

“Increase … the minimum wage toward a family level. Adults work two jobs, some parents each work and child rearing time suffers.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 30 — Romy Cachola

Candidate Q&A: House District 30 — Romy Cachola

“Provide more funds for public education. Provide more funds to hire qualified teachers. Air condition all needed classrooms.”

As Caldwell And Djou Sharpen Attacks, Carlisle Goes For Laughs

Unlike his opponents, the former mayor of Honolulu doesn’t seem inclined to confront the other candidates.

Candidate Q&A: House District 23 — Isaac Choy

Candidate Q&A: House District 23 — Isaac Choy

“We shouldn’t be increasing tuition costs so administrators and researchers can enjoy extremely lucrative salaries.”

Candidate Q&A: House District 28 — John Mizuno

Candidate Q&A: House District 28 — John Mizuno

“I would continue to champion and support Hawaii’s community caregiver and care home industry.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Danny Paleka

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Danny Paleka

“Ensuring the proper systems of transportation and communication are the most pressing issues for our district.”

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Margaret Wille

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council — Margaret Wille

“I seek to maximize an informed public and increase the ways the public can meaningfully participate in county government decision-making.”