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Supports citizen's initiative process & multiparty democracy

Q: Hawaii is the only Western state without a statewide citizen's initiative process. Do you support such a process?

A: Yes, I do support this process. When I was a state House member, every two years while in office I introduced bills that called for initiative, referendum and recall.

Q: Hawaii has long been dominated by the Democratic Party establishment. Should this change?

A: Yes, it absolutely it should change. The current condition of Hawaii's economy, infrastructure, [etc.] need to be examined and/or changed by electing leaders with more fiscally conservative ideals. Furthermore, true democracy cannot be realized when there will always be a single party in a bipartisan system that has the overwhelming majority. Every constituent regardless of party affiliation deserves to be heard, but that opportunity is often ignored in our state as a result of the overwhelming influence asserted by the Democratic establishment.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2016 Hawaii Senate race , Jul 29, 2016

Don't regulate campaign contributions; they're free speech

Q: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?

A: No. I believe in Freedom of Speech and I don't believe we should impair freedom of expression with governmental regulations. I have the least amount of money of any of my opponents. I don't begrudge them their money.

Source: VoteSmart 2012 Hawaii Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2012

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