Civil Beat Staff

The Civil Beat Staff

Candidate Q&A: 1st Congressional District — Conrad Kress

Candidate Q&A: 1st Congressional District — Conrad Kress

“One look at the gas pump, your electric bill, the cost of food, the costs of clothing and service says it all.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 21 — Mike Gabbard

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 21 — Mike Gabbard

“Residential and commercial development is trying to keep pace with burgeoning growth, but solid infrastructure continues to lag behind.”

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Makawao-Haiku-Paia District — Nara Boone

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Makawao-Haiku-Paia District — Nara Boone

“Hawaii’s entire social structure is based on a plantation system that benefits the rich, not the majority of our residents.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 25 — Chris Lee

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 25 — Chris Lee

“We must imagine the Hawaii we want to see and work backward identifying actionable steps to get there, letting go of the assumptions and sacred cows that traditionally hold us back.”

Candidate Q&A: Elijah Pierick — State House District 39

Candidate Q&A: Elijah Pierick — State House District 39

“Hawaii can become an economic powerhouse in the Pacific. We simply need to limit our government and allow our people the freedom to operate and prosper.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Matt LoPresti

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Matt LoPresti

“This last term, I fulfilled the promise to get the funding for a brand new mega-high school ($355 million) for Ewa Beach to alleviate the overcrowding at Campbell.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate — Feena Bonoan

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate — Feena Bonoan

“A Libertarian in the Senate would change the whole dynamic because a Libertarian can listen to all sides and make the best decisions for the people, not the party.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 38 — Lauren Cheape Matsumoto Submitted

Candidate Q&A: State House District 38 — Lauren Cheape Matsumoto

“As a minority member in a supermajority Legislature, I have been part of the solution in bridging gaps and forging both bipartisan and nonpartisan efforts.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Lisa Marten

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Lisa Marten

“I want to create more residential options, with a range of mental health services, on the Windward side and intensify outreach to get people into treatment and off the street.”