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Hawaii State Representative, Dist 13

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: Moloka i, Lāna i, Kaho olawe, Papanui O Kane, Puukii, and Alau, Molokini, and portion of the island of Maui including a portion of Kahului, Pā ia, Kuau, Haiku, Peahi, Huelo, Kailua, Keanae, Wailua, Nahiku, Honomaele, Kaeleku, Hana, Hamoa, Mokae, Kakio, Puuiki, Koali, Kīpahulu, Mokulau, Kaupo, and Nuu.How 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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    Nick NIKHILANANDA
    (Grn)

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    Scott ADAM
    (Rep)

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    Linda Ha'i CLARK
    (Dem)

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    Chase NOMURA
    (Dem)

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    Mahina M. POEPOE
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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If elected, how would you stop political corruption or the appearance of corruption?

What, if any, actions would you work towards in your first 100 days to address the threats facing Hawai`i due to climate change?

Occupation Candidate - Hawai'i House of Representatives D-13
Education I possess an M.A. in Public Law and Urban Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C., plus a B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. I have a Hawai'i Facilitator Certificate, am a trained Mediator for twenty years and for 2 years I was a volunteer Circuit Court Mediator in the Small Claims Division. I possess a Real Estate Salesman License.
Military/Community Service I worked as a teacher in both the public school system with the DOE, plus I was the mathematics teacher/academic instructor at the Hawai'i Job Corps-Maui site. I also taught at Washington International College in Washington, D.C. I have served on a few Boards of Directors and two Maui County Commissions, the Mayor's Task Force on Higher Education and the Maui County Board of Variances & Appeals. For over 9 years, I was the Producer/Host of Maui Talks-TV, on Akaku. Volunteer Counselor/Imua Camp.
Campaign Phone 808-572-8787
Twitter @@NIKHILANANDA
36 year resident of Maui/34 in 13th District. MA in Public Law/Urban Affairs. B.A. in Political Science. A teacher in public school system plus the mathematics teacher/academic instructor at the Hawai'i Job Corps-Maui site. Served on a few Boards of Directors and the Mayor's Task Force on Higher Education and the Maui County Board of Variances and Appeals. I was the Producer/Host of Maui Talks-TV, on Akaku. I have a Hawai'i Facilitator Certificate, am a trained Mediator; I was a volunteer Circuit Court Mediator in the Small Claims Division. I possess a Real Estate Salesman License, I have traveled extensively;50+ countries/5 continents, all 50 States. The most significant impact on issues.
Two of my main campaign issues for years have been campaign finance reform/public financing of elections. The enormous amounts of money required to stand for elective office is an open invitation to fraud and corruption. Political corruption is the abuse of entrusted public power for private gain. Fighting corruption requires political will. Exercising political power consistently in the public interest is required. With the high cost of campaigns, it can take the form of office holders purchasing votes by enacting laws for personal or private gain. Exposing corruption and holding the corrupt to account can only happen if we understand the way corruption works and the systems that enable it.
Climate change, especially with the rise in sea levels, along with the unsustainable impacts of tourism, which gives rise to the loss of agricultural land and thus the urbanization of our communities, results in our lack of food security and independence. These are issues I will focus on in the first months of elected office. Though 100 days is an arbitrary number, it sets a goal. Our water quality, both ground and surface water, along with the negative situation of generations of diverting our streams, are all a serious challenge. We still use fossil fuels and I have spoken against this practice for years, while advocating additional wind turbines, solar power plus electric vehicles/buses.
Occupation SELF
Education Lots of life and some college
Campaign Address PO Box 81649
Haiku, HI 96708
Campaign Phone 8025583192
Campaign Email scottadam@icloud.com
Scott Adam has spent much of his life going to bat for the underdog. Through his extensive life experience and connection to his faith, he has dedicated himself to service. Scott's background includes a full career as a professional snowboard coach and Program Director working with sports organizations and professional athletes to provide world class training. He has started scholarship programs for underfunded athletes, worked as a trauma mentor for at-risk youth, created summer camps for kids who have gotten lost in the juvenile justice system, and a wellness festival for underserved populations. Scott's passion for service now aims toward the corrupt and unjust political establishment.
I would call for audits of elected officials, clear and transparent spending reports, mandatory town halls quarterly. I will also ask pursue legislation to increased penalties for elected officials and caught in fraudulent activity and term limits to limited career politicians.
I would encourage more sustainable building practices and pursue practices to protect the coastline from erosion. I work to stop building in flood plains and work towards innovative solutions to our current water crisis.
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Occupation Exec. Dir, Maui County Workforce Development Board
Education BA, Second Language Studies
Military/Community Service Peace Corps, KUPU, Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission, Protect Kahoolawe 'Ohana, Hawaii Island Land Trust, Kamehameha Alumni Association, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Maui Matsuri, Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps.
Campaign Address PO Box 81748
Haiku, HI 96708
Campaign Phone 8085004543
Campaign Email info@chasenomura.com
Twitter @@chasenomura
I want to make a change and be the voice that stands up for our community, culture, and children. Maui is a special place to me. I served in the Peace Corps in Cambodia for two years where I taught English, Hawaiian, and Japanese to underserved rural children. Seeing how these children aspired to achieve even just a basic education helped me to appreciate the institutions that we have at home. Upon returning I decided that I wanted to help others on a greater level and was grateful to receive that experience working for the County of Maui. I am a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui, and an alumni of the University of Hawaii at Manōa where I majored in Second Language Studies.
I will support legislation that impose term limits for legislators and prohibit donations during session when legislators are actively voting on legislation.
I would work on efforts to increase renewable energy production and funding to eventually change the balance of the dominant energy production methods of the current economy from fossil fuels to renewables. I would also support broadening tax incentives that would be given to those who participate in renewable energy goals and development. We need all stakeholders to collaborate in the efforts to reduce carbon emissions and focus on renewable energy generation which is why I would keep an open dialog to facilitate new ideas and viewpoints on how to address the threats we are facing due to climate change today.
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