Monday, September 27, 2010

Mahalo to Sep 24 Sign Wavers!

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Neil Abercrombie Fundraiser on 9/5/10

Al Lewis, Maile, and Art Frank. (Photo by Kaimana Pine)
Art Frank, Neil Abercrombie, and Al Lewis. (Photo by Kaimana Pine)

Mahalo to Jessica Ear and Mark Tarone for hosting a fun and successful fundraiser for Neil Abercrombie on 9/5/10!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mahalo to Sep 23 Sign Wavers!

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Kukui Maunakea-Forth Endorses Maile

Aloha e Maile,

The road ahead to November will be challenging, but remain encouraged and meet each day with the confidence that you have done everything that is pono and full of integrity.

Mahalo for continuing to serve the moku, its youth, ‘ohana and kupuna, with commitment and passion.

Please keep up the good work!


J. Kukui Maunakea-Forth, Wai`anae Coast resident

Louie Agrabante Endorses Maile!

"Congratulations...and Best Wishes to You."
-- "Braddah" Louie Agrabante

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Primary Election 2010 Results

-- to everyone who has so tirelessly worked on our primary election campaign. We couldn't have done it without you!

Mahalo to Sep 20 Sign Wavers!

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Photo from Cathy Outland.
First row (kneeling) Kapilialoha Stineman-Macomber, Catalina Gaballo, Kamakanaikawai, Kaleikaumaka, & Kahanulani Piimauna-Stineman, Tayzah Ayala, Jheyden Piimauna-Micky. 2nd row: Desiree Paaoao, Alohalani Lester-Piimauna. 3rd row: Emerin Micky, Chantel Worden, Kyra Soria; Wai, Tiare & Sarah Paaoao. 4th row: Chyna Micky; Puna Ka`aiali`i-Ramos; Nancyann Micky; Art Frank; Sabio Reinhardt-Paaoao. (Photo from Maile).
Photo from Cathy Outland.
Photo from Cathy Outland.
Photo from Cathy Outland.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Malia Miles Endorses Maile

Malia Miles (center), pictured with her son, Kamu (left), and husband, Austin (right, deceased).

Malia, Koa Paka, and Austin Miles.

"Maile is there for those in need." - Malia Miles.

Thomas Zizzi Endorses Maile

"As a fellow attorney, I know Maile has the training
and background needed to represent us
well at the Legislature."
- Thomas Zizzi, attorney and Makaha resident

Mahalo to Sep 17 Sign Wavers!

Sign Wavers Group Photo from 9-17-10. Click the photo to zoom in. Back row, L-R: Kyra Soria, Amberly Lester-Piimauna, Lou Stineman, Nancyann Micky, Tiare Paaoao, Wai Paaoao, Tayzah Ayala, Chyna Micky, Puna Ka`aiali`i-Ramos, Cathy Outland, Art Frank, Brooks Outland, Lima Kupau, Sabio Paaoao, and Emerin Micky. 2nd row (kneeling) L-R: Kapilialoha Stineman, Manulani Paaoao, Desiree Paaoao, Chantel Wordean, Sarah Paaoao, and Virginia Piimauna. Front row, L-R: Kaleikaumaka, Kamakanaikawai & Kahanulani Piimauna, Mahealani Paaoao, Catalina Gaballo, Brennan, Mahina Paaoao, and Jheyden Piimauna-Micky.

The following photos of 9-17-10 Sign Wavers are from Cathy Outland. Click the photo to zoom in.

Mahalo to Sep 16 Sign Wavers!

The following sign waving photos from 9-16-10 were taken by Cathy Outland. Click the photo to zoom in.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mahalo to Sep. 10 Pau Hana Sign Wavers!

Maile's sign wavers know that she is committed to making turn and contraflow lanes in Nanakuli, exploring alternate routes to the Wai`anae Coast, and creating the "People's Path." Back row: Summer Miles; Art Frank; Manu Paaoao; Chantel Mahuka; Desiree, Wai, Tiare, and Sarah Paoao; Cathy and Brooks Outland. Front row: Mahina and Mahealani Paaoao; Tayzah Ayala.
(Click photo to zoom in.)

Loyna Kamakeeaina Endorses Maile

"UPW backs Maile all the way."
- Loyna Kamakeeaina,
UPW member and Waianae resident

Angela Hoppe-Cruz Endorses Maile

"I know Maile cares about protecting our vulnerable population."
- Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Makaha resident

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Airdates - Election 2010 - Maile Shimabukuro HD45

These videos can be viewed on TV as well as via
live streaming on your computer -- click here.

Leeward Community College - Waianae

Election 2010 - Maile Shimabukuro HD45
All on FOCUS 49
9/10/10 Fri 11:30 am
9/11/10 Sat 2:30 pm
9/14/10 Tue 8:00 pm
9/16/10 Thu 6:00 pm

E Ala Voyaging Canoe
Election 2010 - Maile Shimabukuro HD45
All on FOCUS 49
9/9/10 Thu 10:00 am
9/10/10 Fri 9:30 pm
9/11/10 Sat 9:00 pm
9/12/10 Sun 12:30 pm

Talk Story with Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Election 2010 - Maile Shimabukuro HD45
All on FOCUS 49
9/9/10 Thu 10:30 am
9/10/10 Fri 11:00 am
9/11/10 Sat 9:30 pm
9/12/10 Sun 8:30 pm

People's Path & Cultural Park
Election 2010 - Maile Shimabukuro HD45
9/9/10 Thu 11:00 am FOCUS 49
9/10/10 Fri 1:30 pm FOCUS 49
9/12/10 Sun 9:00 pm FOCUS 49
9/13/10 Mon 10:30 pm NATV 53

Maile and Supporters at 'Olelo on Sep. 1

L-R: Rodlyn Brown, Art Frank, Maile, Brooks Outland,
and Laurie Lawrence appeared on `Olelo on 9/1/10
to support Maile's re-election.
Brooks Outland presented Maile with a beautiful
"Mighty Mo" coin that he designed.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Maile's Responses to Kanu HI's Candidate Survey

Q: If elected, what is your highest priority for improving education in Hawai‘i?

Maile: Cooling schools off! So many schools on the Wai`anae Coast and throughout the state lack air conditioning and other cooling mechanisms. The classrooms, portables, and other buildings are miserably hot, and make learning practically unbearable. I am encouraged by the DOE's recent move to install photo-voltaic panels at Wai`anae Elementary. So far, I have obtained power upgrades/air conditioning for Wai`anae High, Wai`anae Intermediate, and Kamaile Academy, and also held a fan drive which put some fans in all the schools in my district. I will continue to make this a top priority.
Q: Do you support evaluation, tenure, and compensation for teachers and principals linked to student improvement?

Maile: Support

Q: If elected, what is your highest priority for improving jobs and the economy in Hawai‘i?

Maile: Continuing to make higher education a top priority. My proudest achievement this past session was obtaining $3m to help Leeward Community College-Wai`anae purchase their own building and expand. I also supported UH West O`ahu's efforts to obtain $48m by being part of a "hui" of legislators who requested these funds. Making higher education more accessible for those in rural communities like Wai`anae will go a long way toward addressing our high teacher turnover, lack of medical professionals, lack of social workers, lack of entrepeneurialism, etc. on this Coast. Stopping the "brain drain" will help our economy overall.

Q: Which industries should we be investing in for Hawai‘i’s future?

Maile: Alternative energy. Hawai`i has the unique environment and natural resources to make us the ideal place for technologies like geothermal, ocean thermal, and wave/solar/wind energy, etc. We should encourage the development of these alternative energies so that we can power not only ourselves, but export energy and bring in revenue to our state.

Q: If elected, what is your highest priority for strengthening local food production in Hawai‘i?

Maile: We should provide more state lands to local farmers, like we have done with dairy farmers on Hawai`i island. We should go back to requiring businesses who sell in Hawai`i to buy local, e.g., Meadow Gold's "Island Fresh" milk should trully be from Hawai`i, and not the mainland the way it is now. We should legalize traditional poi preparation, eg, provide DOH licenses to those who prepare poi by hand (right now DOH will not approve of this). We should continue to fund DLNR's Legacy Lands fund and the City's Clean Water and Natural Lands fund. We should require the military to go back to allowing neighborhing farmers to use their "buffer zone" lands for cattle grazing. We should restore natural stream flows.

Q: Do you support stronger measures to keep prime agricultural lands in agriculture?

Maile: Support

Q: If elected, what is your highest priority for addressing energy and climate change?

Maile: Same response as a few questions above: Hawai`i has the unique environment and natural resources to make us the ideal place for technologies like geothermal, ocean thermal, and wave/solar/wind energy, etc. We should encourage the development of these alternative energies so that we can power not only ourselves, but export energy and bring in revenue to our state.

Q: Do you support the continuation of the State solar investment tax credits, including the refundable credits which allow low-income people to participate?

Maile: Support

Q: If elected, what is your highest priority for addressing poverty and homelessness in Hawai‘i?

Maile: We need pet-friendly homeless shelters. Many of the homeless are on the beach because pets are not allowed in the shelters/rentals. Many of them need their pets for emotional comfort/therapeutic reasons. There are numerous organizations who provide "animal rescue" services to the homeless, e.g., taking the pets to the veterinarian, feeding and caring for the pets, etc. We should form public/private partnerships with these animal rescue groups to create pet-friendly homeless shelters.

Q: Do you support the “housing first” model which places the homeless into permanent housing (vs. temporary shelters) as a first step toward stabilizing their lives?

Maile: Support

Q: Can you give examples of how your current political campaign has/will model island values of aloha and kuleana?

Maile: One of my top priorities if re-elected is to renew efforts to place a moratorium on the sale and transfer of ceded and public land. I believe that all public lands should be treated like a trust, similar to how DHHL handles their lands. Long-term leases are fine, but the state should not be allowed to sell/transfer our most precious and finite resource - land.

Q: Would you/have you sent your children to Hawai‘i’s public or public charter schools? Why or why not?

Maile: Yes - I am a firm believer in charter schools, and I also believe that children should be exposed to a variety of other children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

Q: What actions have you taken to help address the needs of the poor or homeless in your community?

Maile: I have authored measures which improve the general assistance program by allowing the disabled to claim both physical and mental disabilities when applying, and to claim good cause for failing to pursue medical treatment. I also authored a measure allowing people 3 months to find a rental after being approved for the state's rent supplement program.

Q: What actions have you taken in your home or office to conserve energy and/or cut greenhouse gas emissions?

Maile: I live with my parents, who have photo-voltaic panels on their roof and a solar water heater. They also recycle and compost.

Q: What locally grown products or foods have you purchased in the last month?

Maile: I participate in MA'O Organic Farm's CSA program, and try to shop at the Wai`anae Farmer's Market at least once a month.

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

Maile: To learn more about me, visit:

District 45: Vote at Waianae Inter & Makaha El

House District 45 Polling Places: Waianae Intermediate & Makaha Elementary

Due to the lack of poll workers, several polling places have closed for this upcoming 2010 election. House District 45 polling places for the 9/18/10 Primary Election and 11/2/10 General Election are: Waianae Intermediate School and Makaha Elementary School. Waianae Elementary and Kamaile Elementary will not be serving as polling places in 2010.

A complete list of statewide polling places can be viewed at this link:

AARP Hawaii 2010 State Voter Guide

From: Tam, Steven
Subject: AARP Hawaii Launches 2010 State Voter Guide
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 4:48 PM


AARP Hawaii has released the 2010 State Voter Guide – an election resource featuring the views of candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and every state legislative race in the primary election this year. The Voter Guide includes answers from 173 candidates in 68 races to questions posed by AARP members in four key issue areas. It is available for review at

AARP’s Voter Guide focuses on issues that more than 1,000 Hawaii residents age 50 and older ranked among their highest concerns this election season. They are the economy and jobs; Hawaii’s doctor shortage; the state budget challenge; and helping elderly residents age in their homes and communities.

Because it targets issues of concern to residents who are part of the largest member organization in the state, AARP’s State Voter Guide provides a unique opportunity for candidates to speak directly to Hawaii’s most engaged and powerful voting group – residents age 50 plus. Ninety-eight percent of AARP members in Hawaii surveyed say they plan to vote in the upcoming election.

“AARP’s voter guide is a valuable resource we encourage residents of all ages to use in deciding which candidates offer the best solutions to the challenges facing our communities,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “The voter guide reflects the concerns of Hawaii’s older residents, but these same issues are top-of-mind for many voters across the state.”

Given Hawaii’s historically low voter turnout, the views and opinions of voters age 50 plus carry particular weight. Roughly a third of all votes cast in the upcoming election will likely come from an AARP member.

AARP is a non-partisan organization with nearly 150,000 members in Hawaii. The Association does not endorse political candidates or contribute money to political parties or political candidates’ campaigns, and has not established a political action committee. AARP educates the public about issues of concern to older Americans and their families through voter guides, issue workshops, and candidate forums.

Follow us on Twitter @AARPHawaii and Facebook: AARP Hawaii

Thanks very much for sharing this with your friends!

Steve Tam
AARP Hawaii
1132 Bishop St., Ste 1920
Honolulu, HI, 96813-2813
Office: (808) 545-6005

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mahalo to Morning Sign-Waving Crew!

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Maile's Star-Advertiser Profile

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