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90% of State House incumbents suck – Fact or Fiction?

“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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Rebuilding The House – A list of endorsed candidates

An almost complete list of candidates for the Hawaii State House of Representatives that if elected, could change our world here in Hawaii- #rebuildthehouse Driven by a strong sense of urgency and a keen awareness of pervasive injustice, Pono Hawai’i … 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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On DINO’S and Deadlines

June 2 is the filing deadline for prospective candidates interested in running in the upcoming 2020 elections. Those who might be interested in entering the race for County Council, the State House of Representatives, or the State Senate – need … Continue reading

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Title: Legislature: Budget Work Is Only Half Of It

While Hawaii’s legislative leadership is crowing loudly about their proclivity in spending the COVID disaster money, balancing the state budget, and avoiding public worker layoffs and salary cuts – there is far too much still going undone. The 2020 legislature … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Conspiracy – Connecting the dots, or not

A friend recently posted concerns about her mother being in a nursing home where residents had tested positive for the virus. A commenter quickly chimed in: “They are doing it on purpose. Sending corona people to those homes.” That commenter, … Continue reading

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