2018 Primary Election Candidates

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ONISHI, Richard H.K.
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ONISHI, Richard H.K.

Running for:

State House

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Previous job history:

Computer Systems Analyst

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What qualifies you to represent the people of Hawaii?

I am currently the State Representative for District 3 for the last 6 years.

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

Quality education for their children; accessibility to health care; public safety (highways, roadways, police, fire and emergency medical services).

If elected, what will be your highest legislative priority?

Continue to address the needs of our public and charter schools in the district, continue to improve the safety and quality of the highways and roadways in the district, continue to support the first responders (police, fire and EMS), and as the House of Representatives Tourism Committee Chair I will continue to insure that we have a strong and viable tourism industry.

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

Provide a better education system for their children, more job opportunities in the district and on Hawaii Island, address the traffic congestion and emergency routes, and provide better access to quality health care.

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

It has been a privilege to have served for the last six years and I will continue to work hard for everyone in our district, Hawaii Island and our state.

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