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TOGETHER WE'RE BUILDING A
SUSTAINABLE HAWAIʻI ISLAND

It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as the Mayor of our Hawaiʻi County. 

Over the past three years, our team has worked tirelessly toward building a better future for all of us. I am deeply proud of the progress that we have made together, and I know we are poised to accomplish even more in the years ahead.​

 

Thus far, our administration has focused on tackling our community's many challenges, from improving our infrastructure and transportation networks to addressing housing shortages and investing in a renewable energy economy.​

 

Our commitment to transparency and accountability has guided our every action, and we will never stop putting the needs of our community first.

 

With your help, we can and will continue to forge a sustainable Hawaiʻi Island where our keiki can raise their keiki for generations.

 

Mahalo for your continued trust and support of our administration as we continue to do all we can to serve the vast and vibrant communities of our island home. 

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HELP US FORGE A SUSTAINABLE HAWAʻI ISLAND FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

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JUST LOOK AT SOME WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED
$22M

When COVID-19 threatened small businesses nationwide, we partnered with local credit unions to distribute $22 million in emergency CARES funds to help businesses to keep their doors open and lights on.

8,100+

When there were just over 1,000 affordable housing units in the County pipeline, we worked with developers, non-profit organizations and other community partners to add over 8,100 units to the housing pipeline.

$6M+

When there was only $450,000 budgeted to maintain 300+ Parks facilities, we worked with our Finance Department to allocate $6 million+ to ensure that our parks are preserved for generations to come.

7,800

When housing insecurity was at an all-time high, we worked to distribute over $23 million to help more than 7,800 Hawai‘i Island children and adults prevent eviction, utility shutoffs, and homelessness.

Best in the State

When the average wait time for a new single-family residential permit was over 200 days, we made adjustments, hired a consultant, and bolstered our team to bring the average wait to be the best in the state according to UHERO.

-28%

When homelessness across the country was at an all time high, we lowered our homeless count by 28% according to a recent Point-In-Time count, showing immediate returns on our investments in providers and enhanced services. 

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HELP US FINISH THE JOB

Thank you for helping us make a difference!

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WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Every act of support, whether through your time or financial contributions, helps us take another step toward a better future. By volunteering your time, skills, or resources, you become an essential part of the movement to create a Hawaii Island that thrives for generations to come.

Your support and dedication empower us to continue the important work of protecting our environment, nurturing our local businesses, and strengthening our communities. Your actions have a tangible impact on the lives of your neighbors and the beauty of our island home.

ENDORSEMENTS
2024 ENDORSEMENTS 
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