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Senate District 12 - Kakaako | McCully | Waikiki

Chris Lethem (R)

Age: 52
Job: Software development/information technology
Background: Office manager, House of Representatives, National Parents Organization

Should there be additional restrictions on development in Kakaako? Why?

The examination of the current processes by which the HCDA approves projects for development needs to be redefined. Developing commercial infrastructure that would provide for well-paying careers should be integrated into the development of Kakaako. Considering the current capacity of sewage and other infrastructure challenges hasn’t been well thought out.

What is your one big idea?

Today Hawaii is renown as being the most difficult state to do business. Let’s resolve together to change this reality, by exploiting our location between the mainland and Asia. We need high value-added jobs. Lower taxes. Smart regulation that promotes innovation. Incentives to induce successful businesses to come to Hawaii.