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Hawaii State Representative, Dist 11

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: Portion of Maalaea, Kīhei, Keawakapu, Wailea, Makena, Kanahena, and KeoneoioHow 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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    Shekinah P. CANTERE
    (Rep)

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    Netra HALPERIN
    (Rep)

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    Terez (T.Amato) AMATO
    (Dem)

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    Randal N. MAHIAI, Jr.
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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Occupation Permitting Consultant
Education Masters Degree, Psychology
Military/Community Service Worked for Hawaii State Representative, Rida Cabanilla in 2009 and 2011
Campaign Phone (808)214-6889
Campaign Email netra@electnetra.com
I have lived on Maui for 15 years, and have worked as a social worker for Maui Youth and Family Services, Women Helping Women and Aloha House. I ran a small business and now help Maui homeowners get permits with Maui County. I love Maui and want it to live up to its potential as a fully sustainable, creative, productive and compassionate community. I have solutions for affordable housing, cleaning our oceans and medical freedom.
Campaign donations are the root of political corruption. Until we get all private funding out of campaigns, there will continue to be corruption. A public funding model that is used elsewhere is where the candidate, instead of only needing to get 15 signatures (for a House seat) would need to get a much larger number, such as 100, plus $5. each. This ensures that the candidate has public support. Once the candidate has achieved this milestone they are given the amount that the last candidate who won the seat spent. This way they don't 'owe' anyone and can make decisions based on what is best for their district and the State of Hawaii.
I drive an electric car. We need more level 2 charging stations, so I would work for that. Also the military is a huge user of fossil fuels, so I would work with them on scaling that back.
Occupation Candidate. Previously Bookkeeper + Mother of 4.
Education UH Maui College
Military/Community Service Sierra Club, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Leeward Haleakaka Watershed Partnership, Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission....
Campaign Phone 8082682622
Campaign Email admin@terezAmato.org
As a single mother of 4 I have an intimate understanding of the challenges facing Hawai’is working families. My priority is to advocate for the workers and people of Maui and to ensure their needs are put first. Maui deserves a Representative who is working for the people, not for corporations and lobbyists. I believe in campaign finance reform and will never take a penny from corporations or their lobbyists. My loyalty is to the people who elect me and to their well being. People should be able to afford their basic needs on 40 hours a week: I support more than just higher wages over a 6 year period as passed in this year's HB2510. We must add to that a LIVING wage geared to inflation.
Campaign Finance Reform is imperative. Transparency is not important, it is CRITICAL! I will put live cameras in my office. No more backroom deals! No more Sunshine law violations.

I’ll introduce anti-corruption bills: We need criminal laws to make it a crime to lie to the people. We must address fraud and corruption AND systemic abuse by corporate politicians and corporate goons that run for office so I will introduce bills to shore up campaign spending commission efforts to deter corruption as 5 commission employees is not enough to fix a corrupt system. We need laws to ensure prosecution of campaign spending violations.
I’ll work to repeal SB2510 which makes new solar energy generation over 45% of any island’s renewable energy illegal! Burning ANY fuel pollutes and causes climate change. Electric cars are simply not enough! For the cost of the rental vehicle parking garage at OGG every person on Maui could be given a PV battery. If rental car parking can be funded by a single bond issuance, so can solar. I support 0% interest PV installation loans. I’ll introduce legislation to credit existing systems AND pass savings to renters, and a state grant program to provide 0% interest loans for charging stations. This will help our environment and reduce everyone's electric bill, whether they rent or own.
Occupation B&P Associate in the Hospitality industry
Education Maui High School / UH Maui College (Culinary)
Military/Community Service Various beach and highway cleanups over the years. Also involved with helping serve the homeless during Thanksgiving and meals throughout the year volunteering at the shelter.
Campaign Phone (808)205-2553
Campaign Email rmahiai@yahoo.com
Aloha, my name is Randal Mahiai, Jr. and I am running for The Hawaii State House of Representatives in District 11 which covers all of South Maui (Kihei, Wailea, and Makena).

The primary reason why I am running for office is because I wish to serve and give back to the people of my community and State my commitment and energy to make not only South Maui but also help shape Hawaii to be a better place for the hard-working families and local small businesses of this wonderful paradise we live in.

I am a lifelong resident from a working class family in Hawaii so I can relate and connect with the people to be an effective legislator for the hard-working families of South Maui and Hawaii.
Being that I am a political newcomer, I can view issues or situations with an open mind.

If I am elected I can put a stop to any political corruption or appearance of corruption by addressing the issues if any arises to the proper commissions or personnel in the state to investigate and bring to light any wrong-doing.
In my first 100 days I would work closely and consult with climate experts to first form an action plan to find solutions to reversing the threat of climate change facing our state.

I understand reversing climate change will take time. But if we have a plan to reverse the effects with the Legislature and Governors support. I truly believe we can take the first steps to addressing climate change in our state.