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Hawai`i Councilmember, District 3

Duties: The County Council is the legislative branch of the County. Council is responsible for passing the laws that govern the county, as enacted by ordinance and written in the Hawaii County Code.How Elected: The County Council consists of nine members elected from geographical districts. Members are elected on a non-partisan basis. A Councilmember must be a qualified resident and registered voter of the district from which the person is to be elected for at least 90 days immediately preceding the primary election. A candidate who receives the majority of votes cast (i.e., more than fifty percent excluding blank and overvotes) or is unopposed for the office in the first special election, held in conjunction with the primary election, is deemed elected. The contest will not appear in the second special election, held in conjunction with the general election. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the office in the first special election, the two (2) candidates, receiving the most votes in the first special election, will appear on the second special election ballot. The candidate who receives the highest number of votes at the second special election is deemed elected (Hawaii County Charter, Article XIII, Section 13-27).Term: Two years, limited to a maximum of four consecutive full terms.Base Salary: Councilmember - $70008; Chairperson - $77,016

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    Darcy M. (Malani) ALAMEDA
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    Susan (Sue) LEE LOY
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Biographical Information

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Education Graduate of Waiakea High School (c/o 88) and Hawaii Community College and University of Hawaii at Hilo
Campaign Address 498 Auwae Road
Hilo, HI 96720
Campaign Phone 8088959545
Campaign Email sue@voteleeloy.com
Campaign Twitter Handle @voteleeloy
Leading with Aloha, always in all ways; I look forward to continue to build on the last six years of experience on the Hawaii County Council and work with others to align funding to create housing, better public facilities and upgrade/modernized infrastructure. With a career in planning and land use that spans 20-plus years, these large project are complex and I have the skills and expertise to push for efficiency and transparency. I also look forward to helping expand funding to our non-profit community with the County Waiwai Grants. I promise to work on sensible policy that gets results.
Housing and fixing our roads are my top two goals. Regarding housing - with funding available from the Federal Infrastructure Bill and the 1-billion in funds committed to housing from the Hawaii State Legislature, I've begun to identified pathways to expedite construction timelines during various agency reviews. Regarding paving road - using the Hawaii County Mass Transit Master Plan, I have identified routes and the various road conditions and will strive to braid funding from the Federal Infrastructure Bill, the Fuel Tax and the GET to pave routes that serve multiple uses.
Within the fist 100 days of office the Hawaii State Legislature is in session and I will look at networking with our state legislators to secure any funding available or policy adjustments needed to address climate change.