Author Archives: garyhooser

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person and does not represent the official position of any organization I may be affiliated with. I presently serve now as a volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) www.hapahi.org I am also currently the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. In a past life, I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. Please visit my web site AND sign up for my newsletter (unlike any email newsletter you have ever gotten, of that I am sure) - http://www.garyhooser.com/#four “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)

For Monsanto and friends it’s politics as usual: Buying influence at the state legislature –

Does anyone else find it interesting that a lobbyist for Monsanto is running the House Leadership PAC? House Leadership by definition is Speaker Scott Saiki and his team. You really can’t make this stuff up. A Political Action Committee established … Continue reading

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Title: Why Jacquie Esser Over Judge Alm For Honolulu Prosecutor?

If you believe that our criminal justice system needs an overhaul then Jacquie Esser is your candidate for Honolulu Prosecutor. If you believe that people should not go to jail simply because they are poor and homeless, then Jacquie is … Continue reading

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Statewide endorsed candidates & walk-in voting/registration locations

The absolute final day to vote in the 2020 Primary Election is August 8th, but the deadline to mail-in your Ballot has passed. Please consider voting this week, in person at a “Voter Service Center” or drop off your ballot … Continue reading

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My mail-in ballot was rejected…so I’m voting in person, please join me if you can.

It’s crunch time. Today is the last day to vote by mail, but I strongly encourage everyone to join me and vote in person today. Yes, vote in person! See locations below – I tried voting by mail but my … Continue reading

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Voting for change: The time is now and the choice is yours

Let’s face the facts. The majority rules. Whether it’s state, federal or county — the majority of elected office-holders drive the agenda, and a majority of voters elect those office-holders. In Hawaii, a majority of the population has historically stayed … Continue reading

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Title: The opportunity to speak without fear

As I go about my work, speaking and writing on issues pertaining to policy and politics, people often talk about their fear of speaking out publicly on issues and candidates. None of us is free of that fear, because we … Continue reading

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A Complete List of Hawai’i County Election Recommendations – State House, Council, Federal, OHA

Hawai’i County 2020 Election Recommendations (for all Counties Statewide go HERE) After an exhaustive review of almost every race for every office in the state of Hawai’i, the below list represents my final recommendations for the 2020 Hawai’i primary election … Continue reading

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A Complete List Of Maui Candidate Recommendations – State House, Council, OHA and Federal

2020 Maui State and County Election Recommendations (for all Counties Statewide go here) 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 primary … Continue reading

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A Complete List Of Kauai Candidate Recommendations – OHA, Council, CD2

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 … Continue reading

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A Complete List of Oahu Candidate Recommendations – State House, OHA, Prosecutor, Council

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 Hawaii primary election for Oahu and includes candidates for both State, County, and Federal … Continue reading

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