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.
(for all Counties Statewide go here)
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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Thank you Roger. We go way back. To “before times”…Claudette and I met and had the pleasure of talking with Laura in the Costco Parking lot recently. An impressive young woman you have raised! You must be a proud father and grandfather…as am I. Take care and be safe.
Mahalo Gary…your informed suggestions are especially helpful in these times when it is exceedingly difficult to get up close to candidates to learn about them.
Mahalo Gary- Keep up the good work🤙
Thank you! Please, please, please – help in spreading the word and getting people to vote. If we can get those who normally do not vote, to at least show up this time…we win. Best, gary