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House District 4 - Hawaiian Acres | Pahoa | Kalapana

Joy A. SanBuenaventura

Age: 55
Job: Attorney
Background: Volunteer mediator, Kuikahi Mediation Clinic; volunteer attorney, Self-Help Center; volunteer arbitrator

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

No. Our public and public charter schools, especially those in Puna makai, are already strapped for cash that they have insufficient monies to meet their basic needs such as leaking roofs or chairs for students who now sit on overturned buckets.

What is your one big idea?

Creation of a Homeowners Ombudsman office to reduce conflict and to ensure transparency. Lawsuits between members and the board are common, state agencies and courts are being pulled in and HOA dues are used to pay for lawyers instead of community needs or they don’t get paid in protest.