Former Council member & County Council Candidate
Despite the highly-charged atmosphere of an anticipated Mayoral veto of the GMO bill last November, my supporters and I fully expected the Council to do the right thing with my appointment to fill the Nakamura vacancy as the 8th place vote-getter and they did not. At that time, I made a commitment to the thousands of voters whose voices were ignored that I would run again. It takes a lot to keep coming back after a couple close but unsuccessful races, having received the appointment in 2011 and not receiving the appointment in 2013. However, I’ve done so because of the genuine concern I have for our islands and for our families. Also, because I truly believe I can and will make a difference!
I can’t thank the people of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau enough for helping me get to this point in my life of public service! On the Council in 2011 and 12, I proved myself to be a careful listener, an independent thinker and a hard worker. And, to be committed to protecting the interests of our people and our islands by always being thoughtful, genuine and prepared. I’m prepared to play a key leadership role in protecting and improving our quality of life.