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District 9 - North Kohala | South Kohala

Ronald S. Gonzales

Age: 47
Job: Restaurant manager
Background: Chairman, Windward Planning Commission, 2012-2014; decorated veteran, Air Force

Should there be more restrictions on growing genetically modified crops? Why?

Our farmers, ranchers, horticulturists and anyone who uses the land or the sea to provide for our communities should not be overburdened, overregulated or asked to work with one hand tied behind their backs as long as GMO products are freely imported and put on our store shelves.

What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?

The future of our children. We must have jobs, a healthy economy and quality education so that our children may remain in Hawaii if they desire and raise their families as we did. We must always remember our heritage, care for and honor our land.