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Hawaii State Senator, Dist 24

Duties: The Hawaii State Senate is the upper chamber of the Hawaii State Legislature. The Hawaii State Senate is a part-time body.Areas Represented: Moku Manu Island, Moku O Loe Island, and the portion of the island of Oahu including Kaneohe, Puohala Village, and a portion of KailuaHow Elected: The senate consists of 25 members elected from an equal number of constituent districts across the islands. A Senator must be a Hawaii resident for not less than three years, is at least 18 years old, and is a qualified voter of the senatorial 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: Four years, not subject to term limits.Base Salary (FY2022): $62,604 plus $225/day if living outside Oahu, $10/day for members living on Oahu; Senate President - $70,104

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    Antionette FERNANDEZ
    (Rep)

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    Adriel C. LAM
    (Rep)

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    Jarrett KEOHOKALOLE
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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

How would you stop corruption or the appearance of corruption as a State Legislator?

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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Campaign Email adriel@hawaiiantel.net
Campaign Phone (808)721-9362
Campaign Mailing Address P.O. Box 4682
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Free and fair elections are fundamental to the foundations of a functional democracy. Voting is the singular contractual act by the individual voter to provide consent to elected officials to act on behalf of the governed. Any irregularities, errors or unauthorized changes to the voter record, intentional or unintentional, is a dilution of the power and authority of the individual voter and a grievous violation of the consent of the governed. I am running for office to ensure that we have an open, transparent, and accountable elections process and that equal protection is provided to all who have been disenfranchised by mail-in voting and inaccurate voter rolls.
Corruption is drawn to concentrations of money and power. Decentralize the State and empower more local jurisdictions for fund to manage their own mokus. Municipalities of 10-35,000 with their own elected executives and councils will have better control and oversight of local funds and bring more accessibility and accountability at the local level.
Climate change is now the operative word for government funding. Decouple climate change from politics and put it back to the people who've been researching and studying its effects for decades before it went from global cooling to global warming and now climate change. Fund and prioritize projects to where the known environmental factors have the most impact and effect and re-evaluate to the need for blanket policy and one-size-fits-all dictates.
Response to COVID-19 can be improved with more transparent and open reporting. Trust is critical in a crisis and efforts to silence critics and alternative voices only served to erode an already wary public. Truth prevails, and bad information dies on its own inconsistencies.
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