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Hawaii State Senator, Dist 9

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: Portion of Hawaii Kai, Niu Valley, Wailupe, Waialae, Kahala, Kaalawai, a portion of Kapahulu, a portion of KaimukiHow 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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    James (Ryan) MALISH
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    Michael L. (Mike) PARRISH
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    Stanley CHANG
    (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 BREEDSHILL@YAHOO.COM
Campaign Phone 8089893194
Campaign Mailing Address 4348 Waialae Ave.
#174
honolulu, hi 96816
I am a good listener, and I am a good advocate. Lawmakers are supposed to listen to people then advocate for legislation on their behalf. It's that simple. I am also a regular guy who cares deeply about the community, and my purpose is to contribute and make things better for all of us, especially our children.
If I see something I'll say something. Meantime, vote the corrupt politicians out. It's a one party state and that's what we get. If people truly want change then they will vote for different individuals instead of the same folks over and over and over and over. You get what you vote for.
We need to focus on the here and now. Right now our best sources of energy are fossil fuel based. Let's continue to make them cleaner. When renewables are better, then we can consider transitioning. Instead we have it backwards. We are focusing on technology that isn't practical or affordable for most people, and punishing those who can't afford it by making energy unaffordable. This hurts people, and hardly helps the environment. It's great to have goals, but we need to be real about them. In the meantime let's work with what we have.
Yes. It was handled horribly. There was, and still is, lots of collateral damage that could have been avoided with prudence. The real problem is that the emergency management act gives too much power to one person. We absolutely need to rewrite the emergency management act, and make sure that there is accountability. The legislature needs to be involved. The governor did far more irreparable harm than was necessary. No one stopped him because the law delegated legislative power to him. He made up law out of whole cloth, and we can never let that happen again.
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