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Hawaii State House District 3

Duties: The Hawaii State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Hawaii State Legislature. The Hawaii House of Representatives is a part-time body.Areas Represented: Hilo, Kea`au. Kurtistown, PunaHow Elected: The house consists of 51 members elected from an equal number of respective representative districts. A Representative must be a Hawaii resident not less than three years, is at least 18 years old, and is a qualified voter of the representative district from which the person seeks to be elected. Candidates for state legislative offices who are nominated in the primary election and are unopposed in the general election will be deemed elected to the office sought after the primary election regardless of the number of votes received by that candidate (Hawaii State Constitution, Article III, Section 4). Term: Two years, not subject to term limits.Base Salary (2020): $62,604 plus $225/day if living outside Oahu, $10/day for members living on Oahu; Speaker of the House - $70,104

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    Susan HUGHES
    (Rep)

  • Richard H.K. ONISHI
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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What, if any, actions would you work towards in your first 100 days to address the threats facing the Hawaii due to climate change?

Age 73
Education John Marshall High School, Rochester MN, 1965 University of Hawaii, Manoa, BA Ed. 1971 UCLB 2000 MA Vocational Education
Campaign Address PO Box 91
Volcano, HI 96785
Campaign Phone (808) 967-7912
Campaign Email aloha@choosesuehughes.com
I received my college education at UH-Manoa in 1971 with certificate in teaching. I raised 4 boys on the Big Island in an old, historic home destroy after the 1975 earthquake. I am a retired teacher after 25 years of service in public education. I am now retired and seeking political office.

I see the need for new blood and a chance to prove there is equality in our political system.
One of my two top goals is to get the economy back on track by attracting better high paying jobs. This would encourage more people to become self-reliant and jump back into the 2-parent family structure.

My other top goal would be to make housing more affordable for the Hawaiian and low-income workers by creating "rent-to-own" homes subsidized by the state for a 15-year period. This way equity, pride of ownership, and generational heritage is created by staying in the homes is they live in and on the island.
I would continue our recycling efforts and expand them where possible with continuing with technology advancements. I would create BIG fines for dumping disposable diapers and enforce littering on the highways.

However, I believe the real threats facing Hawaii due to climate change will be addressed automatically through the Governor's Emergency Proclamations. There will be mass exodus due to the businesses closing and the beaches will once again be less crowded and free from sunscreen and destruction of coral.
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