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Hawaii State House, District 44

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: Waianae, Makaha, Makua, MailiHow 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; Senate President - $70,104

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    Maysana Akahai ALDEGUER
    (Rep)

  • Cedric Asuega GATES
    (Dem)

  • Joseph K. SIMPLICIANO Jr.
    (AA)

Biographical Information

Please provide a brief Candidate Statement describing your qualifications and why you are running for this office.

What are your top two goals and how will you achieve them if elected?

What do you think about the state of women in Hawaii's elected and appointed public offices? What have you done to support women in government? What will you do?

How would you address concerns about a lack of transparency at all levels of government?

Do you support automatically registering people to vote when they apply for a driver’s license or state identification card, provided they can voluntarily opt out of registering. (Senate Bill 2005 passed the senate and is currently in the Hawaii House Judiciary.)

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

Do you believe the response to the COVID-19 crisis could have been improved, and if so, how?

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First of all, I am not a politician. I consider myself a frontline community member. I am 4 generations deep in Waianae. I have overcame the stigma attached to Waianae. Homelessness, alcohol and drug addiction, being bullied,and workplace violence which qualified me as a prime candidate. I MADE IT OUT! TODAY, I am clean and sober for 24yrs, I am a licensed maintenance electrician, an Adult Corrections Officer IV, a College Graduate, and I love God. I stood during covid-19 when the arrestees with symptoms were going to be transferred to Waianae police station. I knew that it was time to take a stand to protect our community. We succeeded... From Waianae for Waianae.. Lets put the "ONO" back in "PONO" Vote Maysana Aldeguer House Dist 44.
My top two goals for district 44 are viable economical Strategic sustainable development through food hubs and agriculture. Introduce education by creating ag tech zones that will blend high tech instruments with modern day practices.
I believe women are ready to take steps toward futuristic approach in handling public offices. I have studied women by observation and just listening to what issues and concerns they may express. My plans as an elected officer is to introduce myself to other women and share ideas concerning the public and government. Asperations comes from observing women like Andria Tupola with her community involvement and civic virtues.
As a House representative I will promote a culture of transparency, innovation, and vulnerability.
Yes, I support senate bill 2005 because Its a triple winner for the individual applying. A person walks away with a legal identification, a registered voter, and the option to opt out.
encourage the people to get active in back yard gardens. Have them stay involve by doing little things like turning off the lights when not in use, unplug cords and chargers from port. Remind them to use eco bulbs and to shut the water off when not in use.
State of Hawaii had a low affect from the pandemic because communities went straight into action and quarantined themselves. What Covid-19 did do was wiped-out our economy bigger than a tsunami ever did. To think that Waianae police station was being looked at as a housing facility for flu-like /positive arrestees knowing that we had no cases at that time was very disturbing to our people. luckily, that plan was put to rest.
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Aloha, The reason why I am qualified to run for office is because I am a General Omar Bradley award winner for leadership, 5 x Combat Veteran so in that aspect of leadership I have been exposed to the realities of War and have truly fought on behalf of the people, so to stop fighting for the people and what is right isn’t an option. I have been a very proactive member of my community for over 10 years now and during that time I have been working to fix issues by holding people in office accountable. I have worked to make Waianae a safer place by getting to the root of the problem and working until the people gets the outcome that they deserve.
My Top two goals is hard to explain because I have a lot of goals that I feel are all important due to the current situation Hawaii is in with the lack of leadership and the lack of truly working for the people. If I had to choose two goals I would choose Food Sustainability and the High cost of living just to start.
I feel as if it is an even platform for women in office as we should be working for the people. I have worked with women in government for many years now from my time in the Military to working with women in office. I have helped them by donating time on clean ups, engaging the public on their behalf, mentored and provided solutions to lingering issues and Safety hazards.
One of the five principals of the Aloha Aina Party is to provide transparency to a system that isn’t in favor of the people. The people of Hawaii has been subject to favoritism to developers and special interest parties to include campaign donors who expect a return at some point in the politicians career. This is why Hawaii has so much problems and the people Of Hawaii must stand up to protect things such as Mauna Kea. Transparency is key and this is why the Aloha Aina Party does not accept any donations from the people mentioned earlier. We work for the people and we are the voice of the people.
Yes I support this as we are mandatorily required to register in the selective service. It only makes sense to be apart of the process to work towards a better tomorrow.
Plant more native trees and return the water to our streams so that we can grow kalo and reverse the negative effects caused by pollution put into the air.
I believe that the response should have come sooner and the Governor and Lt Governor should have paid attention to current events and prepare for such an event by gathering the resources needed. It’s like planning for a hurricane, you use common sense practice and readiness to make it through the storm.