2020 HAWAIʻI COUNTY CANDIDATES - ELECTION AUGUST 8, 2020
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2020 HAWAIʻI COUNTY MAYORAL CANDIDATES
The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce (HICC), West Hawaiʻi Association of Realtors and other island organizations (see below) to inform voters about 2020 Hawaiʻi County Mayoral candidates. Mahalo to HICC for organizing the candidate video submissions!
Links to questions and answers on YouTube:
Please click on the links below to view video submissions for 2020 Hawaiʻi County Mayoral Candidates. Each playlist includes 13 videos and candidates are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
QUESTION 1 – HOUSING AND HOMELESS:
What are your specific plans to provide affordable housing for Big Island residents? What are your specific plans to address the homeless/houseless population on the Big Island? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 1.
QUESTION 2 – MOBILITY AND ACCESS:
Do you have a plan for improving mass transit on the Big Island, and if so, what is it? Do you have a plan for promoting and facilitating virtual mobility on the Big Island (such as wi-fi hotspots), and if so, what is it? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 2
QUESTION 3 – LOCAL ECONOMY:
Detail your specific plans for economic and community recovery post COVID-19 on the Big Island, both for the short- and long-term. VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 3.
QUESTION 4 – FOOD SECURITY/SUSTAINABILITY:
Explain programs you will implement to ensure food security and sustainability on the Big Island. VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 4.
QUESTION 5 – TMT:
Please provide your position on building the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). If you support this project, what will you do as Mayor to ensure its success? If you oppose this project, what are your plans to bring this conflict to an end? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 5.
QUESTION 6 – ASTRONOMY and INDUSTRY IN HAWAIʻI:
Please provide your position on the future of astronomy for Hawai`i Island. What are your plans to support the continuation and growth of this and other scientific and clean industries? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 6.
QUESTION 7 – PREVENTING THE BRAIN DRAIN
Economists predict an increased exodus of local residents to the mainland in search of better paying jobs and career opportunities. Many of our children have already left the island with no intent of returning. What will you do as Mayor to develop and support new industries and businesses to create good paying career opportunities for island residents? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 7.
QUESTION 8 – PERSONAL VALUES
What are your most important personal values, and how will they influence programs you will implement on the Hawai‘i Island? VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 8.
QUESTION 9- ALTERNATIVE ENERGY:
Our County's extreme dependency on fossil fuel for energy - exacerbated by the recent eruption - has severe impacts economically, environmentally and socially on residents and businesses in every corner of this island. As Mayor, what would be your top two strategies to pursue alternative lower cost baseload energy production for this island. VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 9.
Please tell us why you are running for Mayor of Hawai‘i County and what qualifies you to earn our vote. VIDEO RESPONSE TO QUESTION 10.
Note: If you have any trouble with the Response Links above, please use try these links:
Question 1: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEElw5iFk5vkvuKD6xjSQh4sK
Question 2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEkA-QHTmnbBiHQvr_yi8NuU
Question 3: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEElWSBsSxjmApY5Xc-xJDnof
Question 4: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEldOCKMwox2jWegVuS6iJ-_
Question 5: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEmN942b9JDpap_BpUoGvJ6i
Question 6: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEkHgHiixnjhIQeH3dXUqox6
Question 7: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEElvdAKTXDwdZojCHKfxi1uM
Question 8: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEkJq2iOzLULQV6IX1lMUY0v
Question 9: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEmMCI1N6XX8WEDtpZLF60IR
Question 10: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03C3Zz9sEEnePe-wLxr7g1IQUUzbprMT