Monthly Archives: June 2020

Democrats Disappointing Democrats – The realty of policy and politics in Hawaii

“So are you saying that 90% of the House incumbents basically suck?” Question received in response to a recent blog post – at https://garyhooser.blog “A fair question. Basically, I think that a majority either look at the world through a … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Lines, Avoiding The Chaos,  But Not Avoiding Your Civic Duty

To everyone who values civic engagement and who yearns for a government that is responsive, transparent, and values-based. You gotta vote.  There are many excellent candidates that can make real change happen, but for them to serve – you need to … Continue reading

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It’s crunch time, and I will not mince words.

As described in “Fear and Loathing and Hope at the Capitol” (https://mailchi.mp/garyhooser/fear-and-loathing-and-hope-at-the-state-capitol) we have before us an opportunity to #RebuildTheHouse But it ain’t gonna happen without your help. That’s the bottom line my friends. We have a genuine opportunity to … Continue reading

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Hawaii candidates putting people and the planet above corporate profits.

After an exhaustive review of almost every race for every office in the state of Hawaii, the below list represents my final statewide endorsement suggestions for the 2020 Hawaii primary election and includes candidates for both State, County, and Federal … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing…and Hope at the Capitol #RebuildingtheHouse –

The fear, self-interest, indecision, and disfunction now enveloping the state legislature must end. There are over 15 new and highly qualified candidates running for election to the State House of Representatives (see list below). The election of Kim Coco Iwamoto, … Continue reading

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Time to pivot hard to local elections.

If you are both saddened and outraged by what happened to George Floyd, and what is happening in cities and towns across the country – know that I am as well. Inspired by the thousands who have taken to the … Continue reading

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“All in for Kim” –

Kim Coco Iwamoto’s response she posted on FaceBook (see below) to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser article announcing my decision to step down as Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and my endorsement of her campaign to the State House of … Continue reading

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