2018 Primary Election Candidates

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LOW, Jeremy
Name on ballot:

LOW, Jeremy

Running for:

Lieutenant Governor

District (if applicable):

State of Hawaii

Political party:


Campaign website:


Current occupation:

Research Analyst



Previous job history:

I have worked in all three branches of Hawaii State Government, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. I have also worked at the University of Hawaii and private non-profits. I am very familiar with the waste and fraud that occurs daily in the Hawaii Sta

Previous elected office, if any:

Member, Kuliouou-Kalaniiki Neighborhood Board

What qualifies you to represent the people of Hawaii?

I was born and raised in Hawaii. My family has been here in Hawaii for four generations starting in the late 1800s. I am in Hawaii by choice, not accident of birth. I want to improve the quality of life for all of the people in Hawaii.

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

1) I am running for Lt. Governor to improve our economy and create new private sector jobs by implementing good and sensible public policies. I support tax cuts, and I oppose tax increases. Businesses will invest, expand, and create more jobs when their tax burden is low. 2) As Lt. Governor, I will advocate for improving and increasing economic development. I will work with the private sector and the legislature to create a more vibrant economy. We must diversity our economy to improve our economy. We must cut regulations and cut taxes to encourage the creation of new businesses. 3) The Rail boondoggle is billions of dollars over budget. There should be a financial audit, but the Democrats are fighting that tooth and nail to hide their incompetence, waste, and fraud. As Lt. Governor, I will fight for a real financial audit and not the shallow one the Democrats are trying to use to soothe and pacify the general public.

If elected, what will be your highest legislative priority?

The Office of Lt. Governor has been underutilized for years. As Lt. Governor, i will be a very pro-active advocate for good public policies. I also see the Lt. Governor becoming and unofficial Inspector General which would be very different than the State Auditor. The Lt. Governor is part of the Executive Branch. The State Auditor is part of the Legislative Branch. The Lt. Governor is elected by the people. The State Auditor is selected by the majority of the Legislature. The State Auditor just writes reports and can't fine or sue anyone. The Lt. Governor could actually root out the waste and fraud in the state government bureaucracy. As a Hawaii State Constitutional Officer, the Lt. Governor has the duty and authority to do much more than past Lt. Governors have done. It's a matter of backbone and political will, and not just waiting around as a political understudy.

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

I know that we all work hard to make a better life for our families. I will promote good public policies where government gets out of our way when we don't need them and helps us when we do.

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

I am a Real Conservative, and I am a Real Republican. I have never thought about switching parties. You have to ask yourself a fundamental question, "Do you think things are OK? Do you think the status quo is fine?" If you don't, and most of us don't, you need to vote for a change, a real change. I recommend you vote for Republicans in Hawaii. We think differently. We use different methodologies. We offer real solutions to real problems. Republicans represent real change. We believe in free markets and capitalism. The Democrats believe in Socialism. They believe in redistribution of wealth. They believe in the welfare state. They will bankrupt Hawaii. This is clearly demonstrated by their waste, fraud, and mismanagement of the Rail which is $5 billion over budget and will get worse. It is time for real change, so please vote for me, Jeremy Low, in the Republican Primary Election on August 11th. Mahalo and Aloha!

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