U.S. Senate

Democrat

Libertarian

Green

G Emma Jane Pohlman

Aloha Aina

A Dan Decker

Congressional District 1

Democrat

D Ed Case Incumbent Q&A

Republican

R Conrad Kress

Congressional District 2

Lt. Governor

State Senate

District 1

Pepeekeo, Papaikou, Hilo, Keaukaha, Kaumana

Democrat

D Lorraine Inouye

Republican

R Helen Tupai

District 2

Keaau, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Ainaloa, Kapoho, Pahoa, Pohoiki, Leilani Estates, Opihikao, Kalapana, Volcano, Mountain View, Kurtistown

Democrat

D Joy San Buenaventura Incumbent

District 4

Kalaoa, Waikoloa, Puako, Waimea, Kawaihae, Hawi, Kapaau, Honokaa, Paauilo, Laupahoephoe, Papaaloa, Hakalau, Honomu

District 6

Waikapu, Makena, Wailea, Kihei, Maalaea, Olowalu, Wainee, Lahaina, Puunoa, Lahainaluna, Kaanapali, Kahana, Honokohau

Green

G Melissah Shishido

District 7

Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Kahului, Paia, Haiku, Peahi, Hana, Kipahulu, Ulupalakua, Waiakoa, Pulehu, Pukalani, Makawao

Democrat

District 8

Kauai, Niihau, Lehua, Kaula

Democrat

D Ron Kouchi Incumbent

Republican

Aloha Aina

A Kapana Thronas-Kaho'onei

District 9

Hawaii Kai, Niu Valley, Wailupe, Waialae, Kahala, Kaalawai, Kapahulu, Kaimuki

Democrat

District 10

Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimuki, Kapahulu, St. Louis Heights

Democrat

D Les Ihara Incumbent

District 11

Manoa, Makiki Heights

Republican

R Benjamin Sakai

District 12

Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kakaako

Democrat

Republican

R Blake Boyd

District 13

Pacific Heights, Chinatown, Iwilei

Democrat

Republican

R Matthew Tinay

Green

G Kapono Souza

District 14

Kalihi, Fort Shafter, Moanalua

Democrat

District 15

Sand Island, Ford Island, Keehi Lagoon, Kalihi Kai, Salt Lake, Aliamanu, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Pearl City, Waipahu

Democrat

District 16

Halawa Heights, Aiea, Waimalu, Kalauao, Waiau, Pacific Palisasdes, Pearl City

Republican

R Patricia Beekman

District 17

Mililani, Waipio Acres, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village

Democrat

Republican

District 18

Waipio, Crestview, Royal Kunia, Mililani, Waipahu, Akupu

Democrat

D Michelle Kidani Incumbent

Republican

District 21

Fernandez Village, Ewa, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa

Democrat

D Mike Gabbard Incumbent

Republican

R Matthew Khan

District 22

Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha

District 23

Mokuleia, Waialua, Haleiwa, Waimea, Sunset Beach, Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kaaawa, Kahaluu, Ahuimanu

Democrat

D Gil Riviere Incumbent

Republican

R Brenton Awa

District 24

Kaneohe, Puohala Village, Kailua

District 25

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Kailua, Lanikai, Keolu Hills, Waimanalo, Hawaii Kai

Democrat

D Chris Lee Incumbent

Republican

State House

District 3

Hilo, Keaukaha, Orchidlands Estate, Ainaloa, Hawaiian Acres, Fern Acres, Kurtistown, Keaau

Democrat

Aloha Aina

A Devinshaw McMackin

District 4

Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Beaches, Koae, Kapoho, Pohoiki, Leilani Estates, Kehena

Democrat

D Greggor Ilagan Incumbent

Republican

R Kekilani Ho

Libertarian

L Candace Linton

Nonpartisan

District 5

Keaau, Kurtistown, Mountain View, Glenwood, Volcano, Pahala, Punaluu, Naalehu, Milolii, Hoopuloa, Hookena, Pawaina

Democrat

Republican

R Lohi Goodwin

Libertarian

L Michael Last

District 6

Honaunau, Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Keauhou, Holualoa, Kailua-Kona

District 8

Hawi, Waiaka, Waimea, Makahalau, Palihooukapapa, Waikii, Waikoloa, Waikui, Kawaihae, Mahukona

Democrat

Republican

R Monique CobbAdams Perreira

District 11

Maalaea, Kihei, Keawakapu, Wailea, Makena, Kanahena, Keoneoio

Republican

R Shekinah Cantere

District 12

Keahua, Haliimaile, Pukalani, Makawao, Pulehu, Waiakoa, Keokea, Ulupalakua

Democrat

D Kyle Yamashita Incumbent

Republican

Green

G Summer Starr

District 13

Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Kahului, Paia, Haiku, Peahi, Keanae, Wailua, Kaeleku, Hana, Puuiki, Kipahulu, Kaupo

Republican

R Scott Adam

District 14

Kahakuloa, Waiehu, Maalaea, Olowalu, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kahana, Honokahua

Democrat

D Elle Cochran

Republican

R Kelly Armstrong

Aloha Aina

A Leonard Nakoa

District 15

Haena, Wainiha, Hanalei, Princeville, Kalihiwai, Kilauea, Anahola, Kealia, Kapaa, Waipouli, Wailua, Kapahi

Democrat

D Nadine Nakamura Incumbent

District 16

Wailua, Hanamaulu, Kapaa, Lihue, Puhi, Omao

Democrat

D James Tokioka Incumbent

Republican

District 17

Niihau, Omao, Koloa, Poipu, Lawai, Kalaheo, Eleele, Hanapepe, Makaweli, Kapalawai, Waimea, Kekaha, Mana

Democrat

D Dee Morikawa Incumbent

District 19

Hawaii Kai, Niu Valley, Wailupe, Kahala, Waialae

Democrat

D Mark Jun Hashem Incumbent

Republican

R Kinsey Texeira

District 20

Kahala, Kaalawai, Waialae, Kaimuki, Kapahulu

Democrat

D Bert Kobayashi Incumbent

District 21

Wilhelmina Rise, Maunalani Heights, Kaimuki, St. Louis Heights

Democrat

D Jackson Sayama Incumbent

Republican

District 22

Manoa

Republican

R Jeffrey Imamura

District 24

Waikiki

Democrat

District 25

Ala Moana, Kakaako

Democrat

Republican

District 26

Makiki, Punchbowl

Democrat

D Della Au Belatti Incumbent

District 27

Pacific Heights, Nuuanu, Makiki Heights

District 28

Sand Island, Chinatown

Democrat

D Daniel Holt Incumbent

District 29

Kamehameha Heights, Kalihi

Democrat

District 30

Kalihi, Kalihi Kai, Keehi Lagoon, Hickam Air Force Base, Hickam Village

Democrat

Republican

R P.M. Azinga

District 32

Fort Shafter, Moanalua, Aliamanu, Foster Village, Aiea, Halawa

District 34

Waiau, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades

Democrat

D Gregg Takayama Incumbent

District 35

Pearl City, Waipahu, Crestview

District 36

Waipahu

Republican

R Veamoniti Lautaha

District 37

Waipio, Mililani

Democrat

D Ryan Yamane Incumbent

District 38

Mililani, Waipio Acres

District 39

Royal Kunia, Waipahu, Honouliuli, Lower Village

Republican

R Elijah Pierick

District 40

Lower Village, Iroquois Point, Ewa Beach

District 41

Ewa Beach, Barbers Point

Democrat

D Matt LoPresti Incumbent

Republican

R David Alcos

District 42

Varona Village, Ewa, Kapolei, Fernandez Village

Democrat

Republican

R Diamond Garcia

District 43

Kapolei, Akupu, Makakilo

Democrat

D Stacelynn Eli Incumbent

District 44

Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Maili, Ko Olina

Republican

R Kimberly Kopetseg

District 45

Waianae, Makaha

Democrat

D Cedric Gates Incumbent

Republican

R Tiana Wilbur

District 46

Waipio Acres, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Waialua, Mokuleia

Democrat

Republican

District 47

Waialua, Haleiwa, Kawailoa Beach, Waimea, Sunset Beach, Waialee, Kawela Bay, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana

Democrat

D Sean Quinlan Incumbent

Republican

R Mark Talaeai

District 48

Mokolii Island, Ahu O Laka Island, Kapapa Island, Moku O Loe Island, Kaaawa, Kahaluu, Ahuimanu, Heeia, Kaneohe

Democrat

D Lisa Kitagawa Incumbent

Republican

R Wendell Elento

District 49

Kaneohe, Puohala Village, Maunawili

Democrat

District 50

Moku Manu Island, Popoia Island, Kailua

Republican

R Kathy Thurston

District 51

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Kailua, Lanikai, Keolu Hills, Waimanalo

Democrat

Republican

R Kukana Kama-Toth

Honolulu City Council

District 4

  Kaleo Nakoa

City and County of Honolulu Charter Amendments

No. 1 — Shall the revised city charter be amended to increase the mandatory percentage of the city’s estimated real property tax revenues to be appropriated annually for deposit into the Affordable Housing Fund from one-half of 1% to 1%?

No. 2 — Shall the revised city charter be amended to require that the Planning Commission have at least one member with substantial experience or expertise in one of the following categories of disciplines, that each of the categories be represented by a different member, and that all of the categories are represented on the commission:

  1. Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices, native Hawaiian law, or traditional Hawaiian land usage;
  2. land use planning, policies, and principles;
  3. land development and construction; and
  4. climate change and sea level rise causes, effects, and solutions; or environmental protection and preservation.

No. 3 — Shall the revised city charter be amended to expand the permitted use of funds in the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund to include funding for costs related to the operation, maintenance, and management of lands acquired by way of this fund that are necessary to protect, maintain, or restore resources at risk on these lands, such as infrastructure, environmental remediation, or improvements to provide for public access and use?

No. 4 — Shall the revised city charter be amended to update the provisions pertaining to the Office of Council Services, the research and drafting arm of the council, to reflect its current functions; consolidate various provisions relating to the OCS in a separate chapter of the revised charter like its fellow legislative branch agencies, the Office of the City Clerk and Office of the City Auditor, provide for the appointment, salary, and duties of the OCS director; and expressly recognize the authority of the licensed attorneys in the OCS to provide legal advice to the City Council and its members?

For the full text of these proposed amendments, go to honoluluelections.us or call (808) 768-3800.

Hawaii County Council

Hawaii County Charter Amendments

No. 1 — Shall the Hawaii County Charter be amended to increase the membership of the Board of Ethics from five members to seven members?

No. 2 — Shall the Hawaii County Charter be amended to expand the duties of the Office of the County Auditor to include investigating allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse within the operations of the County of Hawaii?

No. 3 — Shall the Hawaii County Charter be amended to establish a Youth Commission, which would consist of at least nine but no more than 15 members between the ages of 14 and 24-years old, whose duties would include advising the mayor, county council, and official agencies of the county on legislative and budgetary matters, assess existing programs and advance new programs that support youth development, and encourage and coordinate youth participation in county initiatives and other forms of civic engagement?

For the full text of these proposed amendments, go to hawaiicounty.gov/charteramendments or call (808) 961-8255.

Maui County Council

East Maui

  Claire Carroll

West Maui

  Justin Hermann

Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu

  Alice Lee Incumbent

Kahului

  Tasha Kama Incumbent
  Buddy Nobriga

South Maui

  Tom Cook

Makawao-Haiku-Paia

  Nara Boone

Upcountry

  Yuki Lei Sugimura Incumbent

Lanai

  Riki Hokama

Maui County Charter Amendments

No. 1 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to: 1) divide the Department of Housing and Human Concerns into two departments; 2) create the Housing Advisory Board to advise the director of housing; and 3) require a liaison with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands within the Department of Housing?

No. 2 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to affirm that the County will operate as a bilingual government; to establish a Department of Oiwi Resources to implement programs to ensure proper management of oiwi (native) cultural resources, including the Hawaiian language, place names, historical and archival materials, cultural sites, iwi and burials, and the variety of natural resources used in cultural practices; and to collaborate with the planning director on revisions to the general plan and long-range planning programs? Read Civil Beat coverage of this ballot measure.

No. 3 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to: 1) require the filing of a financial disclosure statement by appointive officers and employees prior to taking office or participating in any official capacity; 2) prohibit officers and employees from taking official actions in which the officer or employee has a direct or indirect financial interest; and 3) prohibit officers and employees from using or attempting to use their position for unwarranted advantage to themselves or others?

No. 4 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to: 1) require that the Maui Planning Commission have members from all council residency areas on the island of Maui; 2) allow for Kalaupapa, Molokai, to be included within the County of Maui and the jurisdiction of the Molokai Planning Commission upon state action; and 3) allow for the community plan update process to be set by ordinance?

No. 5 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to: 1) require remote communications during County Council meetings between the Council and members of the public located in Hana, Lanai, Molokai, and other geographic areas, in accordance with state law; 2) require county employees to facilitate access to county records and minimize fees and charges; and 3) provide discretion in determining the day, time, and venue of the county council’s organizational meeting?

No. 6 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to remove the cap on penalties for violations of the law so that they will be set by ordinance?

No. 7 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to require an administrative head nominated by the mayor to immediately vacate office if denied appointment by the council, and to prohibit a letter of resignation as a condition of appointment for an administrative head?

No. 8 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to authorize the county clerk to update the charter in compliance with law, clarify the county clerk’s other duties, and to prohibit the county clerk and deputy county clerk from actively participating in political management or campaigns for federal, state, or county elective office?

No. 9 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to require that the chief of police provide a written report to the police commission when the chief disagrees with the commission’s findings related to the conduct of the department or its members?

No. 9A — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended with council’s alternative 9A to require that the chief of police inform the police commission when the chief disagrees with the commission’s findings related to the conduct of the police department or its members, and upon the commission’s request, provide a written report?

No. 10 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to: 1) create a 9-member Independent Nomination Board, with its membership appointed by the mayor and approved by council, to recruit, evaluate, and nominate individuals for county boards, commissions, and the positions of the county clerk, auditor, corporation counsel, and prosecuting attorney; 2) eliminate the prohibition on paying board and commission members; 3) set the county clerk’s term at 6 years; 4) eliminate the requirement that no more than a bare majority of a board or commission may belong to the same political party; and 5) stagger the membership of new boards so that five members would serve 3-year terms and four members would serve 2-year terms and provide that board members serving for an initial term of less than 3 years may be reappointed to a full term on the same board?

No. 10A — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended with alternative No. 10A to: 1) create an 11-member Independent nomination board, with 2 members appointed by the mayor without council approval and 9 members appointed by the council without mayoral approval and, to recruit, evaluate, and nominate individuals for the positions of the corporation counsel and prosecuting attorney and county boards and commissions; 2) eliminate the requirement that no more than a bare majority of a board or commission may belong to the same political party; 3) remove the prohibition on paying board and commission members; and 4) stagger the membership of new boards and commissions so that five members would serve 3-year terms and four members would serve 2-year terms and provide that board members serving for an initial term of less than 3 years may be reappointed to a full term on the same board or commission?

No. 11 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to require that the county auditor assess the impacts of proposed charter amendments on county taxation and spending?

No. 12 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to establish Maui County Community Water Authorities with regional community boards to manage water collection and delivery systems acquired by the water authorities, including state license areas in East Maui, and to pursue long-term water lease agreements with the state to provide a long-term reliable supply of water for domestic and agricultural needs?

No. 13 — Shall the Maui County Charter be amended to establish a county policy to promote climate change adaptation, including by implementing guidelines to allow certain county employees to telework and have alternative work schedules?

For the full text of these proposed amendments, go to mauicounty.gov/charteramendments or call (808) 270-7749.

Kauai Mayor

  Derek Kawakami Incumbent

Kauai County Council

Kauai County Charter Amendments

No. 1 — Shall the Kauai County Charter be amended to require that future elections for Prosecuting Attorney occur at the same time as the county’s regularly scheduled elections?

No. 2 — Shall the Kauai County Charter be amended to remove Article 30 which allows the county council to create an electric power corporation?

No. 3 — Shall the Kauai County Charter be amended to give the salary commission the authority to establish the maximum salary for elected and appointed officials?

No. 4 — Shall the Kauai County Charter be amended by removing the portion of section 19.17 that requires surety bonds for certain officers and employees?

For the full text of these proposed amendments, go to kauai.gov/Charter or call (808) 241-4917.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Hawaii Island

  Hope Alohalani Cermelj

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