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Danny de Gracia

Danny de Gracia is a resident of Waipahu, a political scientist and an ordained minister.

Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Public Administration from UT San Antonio, 2001; a Master of Arts in  Political Science (concentration International Organizations) and minor in Humanities from Texas State University, 2002.

He received his Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013 and Doctor of Ministry in 2014.

Danny received his Ordination from United Fellowship of Christ Ministries International, (Non-Denominational Christian), in 2002.

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Back Those Trying To Earn An Extra Buck Instead Of Blocking Them Hawaii News Now/2021

Danny De Gracia: Let’s Back Those Trying To Earn An Extra Buck Instead Of Blocking Them

Peer-to-peer car sharing is the latest example of lawmakers cracking down on something new that’s not really a problem.

Danny De Gracia: Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages Flickr via Creative Commons

Danny De Gracia: Bringing Down Costs Is More Important Than Raising Wages

Let’s talk about raising the minimum wage. But it’s critical to bring down the cost of living in Hawaii through tax reform and other measures.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii’s Capitol Can Be Opened Safely. Here’s How Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii’s Capitol Can Be Opened Safely. Here’s How

The open air rotunda provides an ideal place for social distanced meetings with legislators.

Danny De Gracia: Take Care Of Each Other, Everyone’s Life Matters Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Take Care Of Each Other, Everyone’s Life Matters

The most important thing we can do right now is to keep people from falling through the cracks by creating circles of accountability and support.

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let The Navy Shirk The Costs Of Its Red Hill Fiasco Courtesy: U.S. Navy

Danny De Gracia: Don’t Let The Navy Shirk The Costs Of Its Red Hill Fiasco

The Navy is focused on its mission, not on Oahu’s drinking water, and will have to be forced to shut down its Red Hill fuel tanks.

Danny De Gracia: Our Turtle Model Of Governance Falls Short Against Covid Denby Fawcett/Civil Beat/2020

Danny De Gracia: Our Turtle Model Of Governance Falls Short Against Covid

Hawaii needs to deploy greater flexibility and more initiative during this surge.

Danny De Gracia: Christmas Would Be Merrier If We Could Fix These Five Things Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: Christmas Would Be Merrier If We Could Fix These Five Things

My top five political wishes include reopening the Capitol to the public and fighting government corruption.

Danny De Gracia: The Red Hill Water Crisis Is Also A Crisis Of Government Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Danny De Gracia: The Red Hill Water Crisis Is Also A Crisis Of Government

Hawaii should use the Navy’s Red Hill water crisis as an opportunity to reform military and civilian government and to think of ways to prevent such problems from recurring.

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Has A Good Chance To Reset The Republican Party Anthony Quintano

Danny De Gracia: Hawaii Has A Good Chance To Reset The Republican Party

It’s been a long time since the Hawaii GOP has offered solid policy candidates, and Lynn Finnegan should make it a point to recruit competent people.