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Grace Castillo Plans County Council District 3 Candidacy

February 19, 2016, 3:01 PM HST
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Grace Castillo campaign photo.

Grace Castillo campaign photo.

Grace Castillo, a thirty-year veteran and retired Sergeant and Detective with the Hawai’i Police Department, has announced her candidacy to run for Hawai’i County Council District 3.

District three covers portions of South Hilo, including Keaukaha, Panaewa, Waiakea, Waiakea Houselots, Waiakea Uka, and Kea’au.

Castillo has served as a Patrol Officer, Safety Officer, Community Relations Officer, DARE Officer, Criminal Investigation & Juvenile Aide Sections Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Cellblock Sergeant, and spent two years as a reserve officer. She is currently a Law Enforcement Officer Supervisor with Securitas at the Hilo International Airport.

In 1977, Castillo graduated from Hilo High School.

“I believe we need to re-connect with the youth and individuals of today and help guide them in the right direction. We all need to work together as a community,” Castillo said. “I want to help make Hilo a safe and favorable place to live and do business.”


Castillo is the daughter of the late William Sr. and Sosima Castillo. William Castillo was a retired HPD Lieutenant.


Dennis “Fresh” Onishi, current District 3 Councilman, is not eligible for re-election because he is term limited.

Frederick Fogel and Sue Lee Loy have also announced their candidacy for the public office.

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