Gene Ward

Rep. Gene Ward (R-Hawaii Kai) serves as the House Minority Leader and is a former entrepreneurship development advisor in 10 nations in Asia and Africa.
It’s Time To Rein In Big Tech Companies Flickr: Stock Catalog

It’s Time To Rein In Big Tech Companies

Digital platforms are affecting every sphere of life, and they threaten our liberties if left unchecked.

Shortfalls Of The 2019 Legislative Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Shortfalls Of The 2019 Legislative Session

If we cease to act, innovate and capitalize on our strategic advantages, potential opportunities will leave our islands.

Setting The Minimum Wage Debate Straight Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Setting The Minimum Wage Debate Straight

The Hawaii House GOP leader says any increase must be reasonable and incremental.

Gene Ward: What We Should Make Of Singapore And Trump Getty Images/iStockphoto

Gene Ward: What We Should Make Of Singapore And Trump

Can we trust and verify complete and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea?

Democracy Soon To Be Gutted By Gerrymandering

Democracy Soon To Be Gutted By Gerrymandering

As reapportionment approaches, Hawaii must address the lopsided influence of Democrats in drawing election maps.

The Loyal Opposition To The Rail Special Session Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Loyal Opposition To The Rail Special Session

Hawaii House Republicans played a valuable role by providing a voice for dissent.

Calvin Say and Gene Ward: Yell Less, Pray More And Come Together As Americans Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Calvin Say and Gene Ward: Yell Less, Pray More And Come Together As Americans

In a time of political violence in America, let’s cool our tongues and resist the temptation to let divisions become acts of aggression.

A Banner Year For Secrecy, Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering At The Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Banner Year For Secrecy, Behind-The-Scenes Maneuvering At The Legislature

From reducing poverty to increasing affordable housing, lawmakers could have done much better for the people of Hawaii.

Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Can See Its Rail Line Finished Without Raising Taxes

The city should consider transitioning HART to a private entity that maximizes opportunities to capture value from real estate along the route.

Want To Solve Homelessness? Address DHHL Funding First DHHL

Want To Solve Homelessness? Address DHHL Funding First

Chronic underfunding of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands keeps tens of thousands on waiting lists and contributes significantly to Hawaii homelessness.
How Many More Spitting Caves Deaths Before Signs Are Posted? Civil Beat / Anthony Quintano

How Many More Spitting Caves Deaths Before Signs Are Posted?

Despite requests from Rep. Ward and others to place warning signs at the popular jumping spot, he says Honolulu officials refuse to act.
Hawaii Is Safe, But We Shouldn’t Be Complacent U.S. Air Force/TSgt James Mossman

Hawaii Is Safe, But We Shouldn’t Be Complacent

Missiles in North Korea, cyberattacks and the possibility of terrorist shooters springing up in our midst all provide ample reason to be prepared.
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