2018 General Election Candidates

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Facebook John Mizuno or Representative John Mizuno

Current occupation:

Full-time Legislator



Previous job history:

State Representatives 2006 - current
2017 - current Chair, Health and Human Services Committee
2003 to 2006 Legislative Staff Hawaii House of Representatives
1998 to 2003 Special Investigator Department of Human Services
1993 to 1998 Hearing Officer Depar

Previous elected office, if any:

First ran and elected to public office in 2006

What qualifies you to represent the people of Hawaii?

I LISTEN to our people - I have over 28 years working as a public servant for the people of Hawaii.

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

1. Homelessness - which we significantly addressed by passing SB2401 and HB1900 to establish "Ohana Zones" instead of sweeps which everyone knows does not work - we will create "Ohana Zones" to allow our homeless a place to stay without being sweep by law enforcement, become stable, heal, with wrap around health, social, educational, and employment services and transportation to allow their children to attend school and parents and adults to get to work.
2. Affordable Housing - which we passed HB2748 and provided $570 million to build 25,000 affordable housing units by 2030 for our working families.
3. Crime - We will continue to work with law enforcement to ensure a safer district and State.

If elected, what will be your highest legislative priority?

Addressing "Homelessness" which will save lives, reduce millions of taxpayer dollars going to unnecessary Emergency Room visits and acute care bed space used by homeless. The focus will be to provide "Ohana Zones" to allow our homeless the ability to become "self-sufficient" seeking jobs and eventually transitioning them to permanent support housing. This will help reduce millions in taxpayer costs and reduce public assistance and eventually build a better economy and make our State stronger as we assist with our "homeless" becoming self-sufficient.

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

1. LISTEN to my constituents. Continue to bring in millions of dollar for my districts' infrastructure, schools, residents, businesses, non-profits, law enforcement, fire department, and parks. I was able to bring in $1 million for a City Road known as the S-Curve. No other State Lawmaker has ever been able to secure State funding for that City Road in our district's history. Most importantly I will LISTEN to my constituents and best as I can address their needs.

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

With the great coordination of the House and Senate Leadership my Committee on Health and Human Services working with Rep. Brower's Committee on Housing working with our Senate Chairs passed the most robust and potent bills in our State's history to address 1. Homelessness and 2. Affordable Housing. I have been recognized as the Legislator of the year in 2007, 2009, 2010, and this year by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii.

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