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House District 1 - Kukuihaele | Laupahoehoe | North Hilo

Eric Drake Weinert (L)

Age: 61
Job: General manager Calavo Growers Inc. — Hawaii Operations
Background: Volunteer, Let’s Grow Hilo; board, Hawaii Papaya Industry Association

Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?

Farmers for Eric is about revitalizing our lands to provide for today and tomorrow, food for our keiki, food for our kupuna. I envision a place of abundance, a place where folks grow healthy food, a safe place where our keiki get a quality education.

What is your one big idea?

My goal is to work with our community to grow more healthy food, make Hawaii more food self-reliant, and to help farmers be successful. Having a school garden on every campus and using locally produced fresh food in the school lunch program is a step in the right direction.