2018 Primary Election Candidates

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U.S. Senate

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Current occupation:

Retired Systems Engineer



Previous job history:

I worked for over 35 years for federal government contractors as a systems engineer in a wide variety of roles across multiple disciplines. All my roles involved managing change and innovation, especially with new and evolving technologies, to deliver or

Previous elected office, if any:

First time runing for office.

What qualifies you to represent the people of Hawaii?

I am running to give the people of Hawai’i more out of their US Senate representation. I am not a career politician nor will I ever become one. I am a systems engineer running to drive change and implement solutions to reduce the corruption in our federal government. I am running on innovation and reform to improve efficiency and effectiveness in our federal government. I am not running on the merits of past accomplishments, I am running on the merits of what I am going to accomplish as a US Senator for Hawai’i. I am running to serve all the people of Hawai’i; those that vote for me, those that vote for another candidate, and those that decide not to vote at all.
I am running on skills to navigate the divisive and toxic political environment in Washington DC to achieve positive change and improvement in our federal government. I am running on dynamic outside-the-the box solutions to improve the quality of life for all of our ‘Ohana. I am running on driving better and more affordable education for our keiki and our college students. I am running on significantly reducing the high cost of living for all the people of Hawai’i.

What are the top three challenges facing the voters you seek to represent?

1) Reducing the high cost of living in Hawai’i.
2) Affordable and accessible National Health Care for everyone.
3) Education (better pay for teachers, affordable education PreK thru College).
4) Reducing government corruption (campaign spending reform, term limits, line item veto).

If elected, what will be your highest legislative priority?

Reducing the high cost of living in Hawai'i by repealing the Jones Act and assisting the US shipping industry into become competitive once again in the global shipping market.

If elected, what can you do to improve the lives of your constituents?

Lowering the cost of living will benefit everyone on all issues. More affordable housing, lower health care costs, lower education costs, lower taxes if the state and local government pass on their lower cost savings in the form of lower taxes. Better quality of life all around.

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I have enough in life with no need to run for office for myself. I will be donating all of the annual US Senator salary not used for personal senatorial expenses to charities in Hawai’i for our keiki (approximately $120,000 annually out of the $174,000 salary). Our keiki are our future and there is no better investment for our future than investing in our keiki.

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