Civil Beat Staff

The Civil Beat Staff

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart

Candidate Q&A: State House District 37 — Mary Smart

“It is time to prioritize and resolve the most serious issues before addressing the nice-to-have projects that are easier, less controversial and therefore less likely to impede a re-election bid.”

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council – Felicia Cowden

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council – Felicia Cowden

“We cannot control what is happening in the world, but we can focus on becoming more self-reliant. We have willfully chosen to prioritize outside investment at the expense of our local vitality.”

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 24 — Jarrett Keohokalole

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 24 — Jarrett Keohokalole

“We need to build more housing in town to take pressure off of the windward side. The urban core is best situated to accommodate higher density development.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Raymond Vinole

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Raymond Vinole

“Overturning abortion is my No. 1 initiative, which I will continue to do no matter what comes about during this election. And I will get abortion overturned in Hawaii.”

Letters: What Does Caldwell Know About Taxis? Caleb Hartsfield/Civil Beat

Letters: What Does Caldwell Know About Taxis?

City ride-sharing legislation is ill informed, cab company representatives write to say.

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Tom Brower

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Tom Brower

“Since 2010, I have been advocating … for government designated areas for the homeless to camp, as a temporary, cost-effective solution until long-term alternatives (like more affordable housing) are implemented.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Romy Cachola

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Romy Cachola

“I would like to look into establishing a state program that would potentially forgive part or all of a primary care provider’s educational debt in exchange for practicing here in the state, especially in our rural areas, where the need is greatest.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 10 – Jen Mather Richard Mather Aisles in Paradis

Candidate Q&A: State House District 10 – Jen Mather

“Hawaii is seemingly so progressive and yet it lacks direct democratic referendums or initiatives.
I wholly support citizens actively taking part in policymaking.”

Candidate Q&A: Lieutenant Governor — Marissa Kerns

Candidate Q&A: Lieutenant Governor — Marissa Kerns

“Cut taxes first, help the business community first. The Hawaii small business is the engine of the Hawaii economy, let them keep their money so they can hire more people, including the homeless.”

Candidate Q&A: State House District 12 — Tiare Lawrence

Candidate Q&A: State House District 12 — Tiare Lawrence

“For too long we have had legislators who are not upholding their duty to the Democratic platform. I believe the party should take measures to remove them from the party.”

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee

Candidate Q&A: OHA Trustee At Large — Brendon Kalei’aina Lee

“Given that OHA’s strategic plan expires this year, this election is that much more critical.”

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 2 — Robert Bunda

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 2 — Robert Bunda

“To ensure the survival of Hawaii’s middle class, we need to curb real estate speculation that drives up the cost of owning a home and increases the property tax burden on homeowners.”