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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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Affordable Housing Development Must Remain A Mandate

Making it easier for developers and landowners to make more money, by eliminating their requirement to provide affordable housing, is in my opinion bad public policy. The recent doubling (and more) of allowable density in the Lihue town core without … Continue reading

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Kauai Council Needs To Rethink – Bill 2774

Councilmember KipuKai Kuali’i and Council Chair Kaneshiro have introduced Bill 2774 that if passed, will effectively eliminate the construction of any future workforce/affordable housing in the town cores of Lihue, Koloa, and Kalaheo. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. … Continue reading

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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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