2018 General Election Candidates

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Carmen Hulu Lindsey
Name on ballot:

Carmen Hulu Lindsey

Running for:

OHA trustee

District (if applicable):

Statewide - Maui Trustee

Political party:

Does not apply/Nonpartisan race

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Current occupation:

Maui OHA Trustee



Previous job history:

Real Estate Agent-45 years; Maui County Land Use Administrator; Maui Land & Pineapple Properties Administrator

Previous elected office, if any:

Maui OHA Trustee

What qualifies you to represent the people of Hawaii?

My past six years as an OHA Trustee and my job experiences have given my colleagues the confidence in selecting me as the present chairperson of the Board's Resource Management Committee responsible for overseeing the management of all investments, ceded lands and commercial real estate revenues, land management both legacy lands and commercial lands owned by OHA.

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

The top three challenges are the high cost of living in Hawaii, affordable housing; and fair wages.

If elected, what will be your highest legislative priority?

To seek OHA's fair share of the ceded land revenue so that we can better contribute to improving the lives of our beneficiaries.

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

Continue being a strong advocate for bread and butter issues--lower cost of living in Hawaii, affordable housing, increase in minimum wages and fair wages for higher level employment, accessible and affordable higher education, and assuring availability of health insurance.

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

It is important to me that the beneficiaries of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have confidence and trust in their Agency. As the Resource Management Committee Chair, I have already started implementing the recent State Audit recommendations, giving priority to those areas where there were inadequate oversight of fiscal allocations. The RM Committee will continue to address the audit's recommendations to ensure more accountability and transparency at OHA.
Under my leadership, the Board voted unanimously to approve an external audit for OHA focusing on fraud, waste and abuse. This audit initiated by the Trustees is examining activities and disbursements of our people's trust assets.

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