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Kauai County Council

Ross K. Kagawa *

Age: 48
Job: Teacher
Background: Kapaa High School special-education math teacher; youth baseball, soccer and basketball coach

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

We need to restore night football games on Kauai during the Newell Shearwater fledging season as soon as possible. The feral cats and rats are the main cause of the killings of the Shearwaters, not the lights. Why would we want to impact the community for the wrong reason?

What is the most important issue facing Kauai County, and how would you address it?

We need to make drastic cuts to our $200 million county budget during these tough economic times. Our local families in the middle and lower income classes are suffering to make ends meet. We need to prioritize and manage our financial resources better than we have been.