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Editor’s note:For Hawaii’s Nov. 8 general election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions.
The following came from Will Espero, a Democratic candidate for state Senate District 19, which includes Ewa Beach, Ewa by Gentry, Ocean Pointe, Ewa Villages and Iroquois Point. There is one other candidate, Republican Kurt Favella.
Community organizations/prior offices held: Former state representative; Ewa Neighborhood Board; West Oahu Economic Development Association; Ewa By Gentry Community Association; AYSO soccer coach; Ewa Beach Boys and Girls Club; Friends of the Ewa Beach Library; Oahu Filipino Jaycees; Ewa Beach Lions Club