After an exhaustive review of almost every race for every office in the state of Hawaii, the below list represents my final recommendations for the 2020 Kauai primary election and includes candidates for State, County, and Federal offices. Most of the candidates I am recommending, I know personally. Others I have met, done considerable research, and gotten input from friends and residents who live in their district. All, I believe share the core values of economic, social, and environmental justice – Putting people and the planet above corporate profits.
All of Kauai’s State House and State Senate seats are unopposed in the primary election
U.S. Congress CD2 – Kaiali‘i “Kai” Kahele
State Senator Kai Kahele has proven that when the crunch comes, he will do the right thing. Certainly, on issues pertaining to environmental protection, he has without question proven himself. He has also on numerous occasions bucked the powers that be, and taken tough decisions that put people and the planet first. https://www.kaikahele.com
I am not making recommendations for every race or every open seat. I am only endorsing candidates who I know personally and have experience working with them at some level. I suggest leaving “blanks” and not voting on races unless you are clear and firm on your choice.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Note: These offices are voted on “statewide”.
Dan Ahuna (Kauaʻi County)
Lanakila Mangauil (Hawaiʻi County)
Kauai County Council
Mason Chock (Island Wide)
Felicia Cowden (Island Wide)
Luke Evslin (Island Wide)
There are many new candidates running on Kauai that I have not yet had the opportunity to properly review and/or get to know. It is my hope to expand this list after the Primary election and include additional candidates. But for now, I am only actively supporting these three candidates.
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