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Hawaii State House District 2

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: Keaukaha, parts of Hilo, Pana`ewa, WaiakeaHow 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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  • Devin Shaw MCMACKIN Sr.

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Age 33
Education High School grad, Some college, Life education, a mix of the military for that education.
Military/Community Service Military service, a proud member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Heiau O Mamalahoa. sgt at arms for Hui Ohana O Keaukaha.
Campaign Phone (808) 345-0274
Campaign Email
Twitter @ShawMcmackin
Aloha kakahiaka, Aloha Kakou morning/evening,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Devin Shaw Kealohapumehanaokalani McMackin Sr., I am a resident of Keaukaha homestead, I have lived here in Hilo off and on, since my childhood. My mother is a graduate of Hilo High school and my father a graduate of Waiakea High School. I could tell you of the birthing home that is no longer there or exist where my eldest brother was born. Or the changes here, in my time away from Hawai'i, returning home to see so much has slipped away in time, but that's a story for another date and time. I am the proud father to four children two of which live here in Keaukaha with my beautiful bride Danielle and I. I am a veteran of the wars in the middle east, w
Top two goals are Educational reform focused on returning the power to the districts rather then a central government body. Second issue, is Finding Aina Based solutions to our current Economic, Social and Agricultural Reform. Our Educational system can support the second if we focused on what we here in Hawaii are great at. 1. Recognition that a higher power exist, whether singular or plural. 2. Aloha Kanaka, A Kane, Man, Of Hawaiian Decent that does things from a PONO stand point. 3. Malama 'Aina, take care of the land for it takes care of us and provides for us. 4. Government accountability and Transparency, thru legislation. 5. Ho'oponopono, Correcting all the wrongs of the past to perpetuate Lahui O Hawaii into the future.
First 100 Days, by working from the inside, we will push reform on education, economy and our agricultural issues. This will be done with legislation on these subjects encompassing tax reform for any who will move toward Aina based solutions. By making legislation that would benefit our Lahui we can move into a "Aina" Based Economy, Educational system and culturally acceptable agricutural progression. I believe that working toward moving our understanding of what "Aina" means to our people that the world will follow. It has been Said " The World will turn To Hawai'i as they search for world peace because Hawai'i has the key.....and that key is Aloha." - Auntie Pilahi Paki. So with that said lets put Hawaii First, E Holo I Mua Hawai'i
Age 32
Education University of Hawaii at Hilo B.A. in Economics & Political Science
Military/Community Service Hilo High School, assistant football coach (2010-pre
Campaign Address 96 Kekela St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Campaign Phone (808) 825-8636
Campaign Email
Campaign Website
I have served in the State House since January of 2017 and have done my best to build relationships and expertise to better serve my community. After serving two terms, it is clear that our state has many needs that need addressing and is approaching a pivotal moment. I hope to be a force for meaningful positive change.
Restructuring our tax code - Low and middle-income families pay too much in state and local taxes and we need to find a way to reduce the cost of living. I hope to bring together state and county decision makers to change the way to do business.

Overhauling East Hawaii public school facilities - East Hawaii has the worst school infrastructure in the state and we need hundreds of millions of dollars in investment to change this. Through building relationships and spreading awareness I plan on bringing these resources to our community.
Hawaii is headed in the right direction in a lot of ways, but we need more dramatic action on sea level rise mitigation and in preparing for a future with elevated tropical storm/hurricane activity. Through working with the relevant environmental and fiscal chairpersons, I will work to prioritize these areas through public works projects which will simultaneously reinvigorate the economy and help us prepare for the worst.