Election

Hilo Residents Invited to Talk Story With Rep. Hanabusa

July 2, 2018, 7:53 AM HST
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Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. Courtesy photo.

Residents of East Hawai‘i are invited to meet gubernatorial candidate Colleen Hanabusa at an  Independence Day Celebration on July 3, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hilo.

Rep. Hanabusa is running for governor because the state needs decisive leadership, a strong vision, accountability and, most of all, action, the representatives press release stated.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the Congresswoman questions about her record of leadership and vision for East Hawai‘i and the entire state.

“To restore the public’s faith in government, we must demonstrate daily that we are getting the job done on their behalf—and this means all of Hawai‘i, on every island, from day one,” Congresswoman Hanabusa said. “Under my leadership, I will not stand for projects to be left to drift or problems to be swept under the carpet. From priority-setting, to management, to results, we must do more because Hawai‘i deserves better.”

Hanabusa is the great-granddaughter of Japanese immigrants, born in Honolulu and raised in Wai‘anae, where parents Isao and June ran a gas station. An attorney by profession, she is a decisive leader, known for her nuanced approach to policy, legislative acumen and passionate advocacy for Hawai‘i, her press release stated.

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The first woman president of the State Senate, she is serving her third term as a United States Representative, demonstrating her record of leadership on the House committees on Armed Services; Natural Resources; and Science, Space and Technology. Her experience crosses public and private sectors, as well as state and federal office, and she is returning home ready to tackle our state’s most pressing challenges.

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Suggested contribution is $10.

Download a ticket and read about Congresswoman Hanabusa’s priorities at www.hanabusaforgovernor.com. For more information, contact [email protected].

Nani Mau Gardens is located at 421 Makalika St.

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