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Hawaii State Representative, Dist 30

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: Mokauea Island, Kahaaulana Island, a portion of Kalihi, Kalihi Kai, Keehi Lagoon, Hickam Air Force Base, Hickam VillageHow 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 (FY2022): $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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    P. M. AZINGA
    (Rep)

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    Romy M. CACHOLA
    (Dem)

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    Ernesto (Sonny) GANADEN
    (Dem)

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    Shirley Ann L. TEMPLO
    (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 rmcachola@yahoo.com
Campaign Phone 808-754-7070
Campaign Mailing Address 936 Kalihi St.
Honolulu, HI 96819
My qualifications are based on my legislative accomplishments. As a public servant I have dealt with many challenges and concerns that have affected our lives. I fought for them, I worked for their resolutions so that we can live in a district that is sensitive to the needs and aspirations of the residents. Over the years as an elected official, I have maintained proper decorum in doing my service to my constituents such as addressing issues at hand to bring about resolutions of the problems raised, by introducing and passing legislations that proactively maximize results that make a difference in the lives of our residents. Laws that addressed nursing shortage, created the Hawaii Tourism Au
We should require agencies, private and public, to make information about their compliance and enforcement activities accessible. Set and enforce a new high standard of ethics for government and should be extended to political appointees and those with financial conflicts of interest. We should establish tough restrictions on those leaving government to prevent ex-employees and appointees from misusing their government contacts and information.
Small steps add up if we all do our part through, a) Raising awareness and getting involved with a conservation organization in our district, b) Limiting the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere by reducing energy consumption in homes, smart gas usage to reduce emissions, and c) Supporting policies that endorse mitigation of climate change. It is imperative that we show our elected officials that we do care and let public officials know that this is an issue that needs attention, and soon. We should encourage them to support policies that address these areas.
I think we should create a pandemic and disasters readiness program all year round. This would include keeping a stockpile of necessary equipment, etc; training of volunteers; preparing informative literature on calamities, what to do lists, etc. The State has handled the pandemic crises well and could be considered comparative in the nation considering the low number of cases and death in Hawaii. As for the working class, the State has reacted fast enough to provide the stimulus assistance program in a timely manner. The only stickler is the processing of unemployment insurance benefits which created a problem due to excessive claim applications. I think we should create a pandemic and disa
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Campaign Email info@shirleytemplo.com
Campaign Phone 8087489990
Campaign Mailing Address P.O. Box 19212
Honolulu , HI 96819
Aloha mai kākou, I am running because I am deeply rooted within my community. I care a lot about my home—my neighborhood and neighbors. Being raised in Kalihi all my life has instilled a deep sense of “Kalihi Pride.” This pride motivates me, to strive for our communities’ success and act with assertiveness and compassion to uplift our communities.

I have taken part in causes and organizations that uplifts and benefits my people. I had the privilege of serving my community through the Office of former Councilmember Joey Manahan, the Kalihi-Palama Neighborhood Board, the Farrington High School School Community Council, and more.
Pono (Righteousness) is a fundamental value and principle I live by and practice. As a Public Servant, it is my duty to put our people first and to become a leader that strives for justice, equality, honesty, and high standards of ethical morality. In order to combat corruption I myself must act accordingly to rule of law and principle of beneficence.

It is important that we collectively implement practical implications to strengthen accountability, representation, effective policy formulation, and sound policies. Supporting our Sunshine Laws, our Office of Information Practices, and our Open Government Commission are ways our State is moving in towards transparency and accountability.
In the first 100 days, I will work to empower local traditional values that make our island-state more resilient and self-sustainable.

My focus will be on traditional Native Hawaiian practices, knowledge, and wisdom. On a grassroots level I will meet with experts to envision, plan, and act towards the revitalization of a modern day Ahupua’a (the old Hawai'i land dividing system that contains all types of ecosystems).

Our community needs to empower our special places of learning and growing like Niuhelewai/Loi Kalo Park and neighboring nature preserve Hoʻoulu ʻĀina. Bolstering community engagement and collaboration will benefit our overarching goals.
Yes there is always room for improvement.

We as a State need to have clear leadership, clear public communication, and a more hastily and diligent governing style. Also, we need to improve on addressing the many ethical and social justice issues that were forefront because of this crisis.

After the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, we have learned and are continuously learning the many ways we can improve.

Moving forward, we need implement public policy changes to earnestly and effectively address racial and ethnic inequities. Also, we need to strengthen the response systems especially our community-based-outreach networks because I fundamentally believe teamwork makes and dream work.