Rep. Shimabukuro recently submitted the following responses to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Candidate Survey:
Question: What single issue facing Native Hawaiians concerns you the most, and how would you address that issue as a legislator?
Rep. Shimabukuro: The state’s ability to sell and exchange public and ceded land via resolution (e.g., HCR21-26, HCR32-34, HCR36, and HCR320 from 2010). I support a moratorium on the sale of ceded and public lands, so that a ceded lands inventory can be completed, and to preserve these lands for future generations.
Question: Do you support a moratorium on the sale of ceded lands?
Rep. Shimabukuro: Yes.