Debra Kekaualua plans to run for mayor

LIHUE – Wailuanuiahoano resident Debra Kekaualua has announced that she’s running for mayor.

It’s not necessarily because she’s concerned about the economy and the environment. Sure, she is, but that’s not her motivation.

Her reasons are ones you don’t often hear a candidate say out loud.

“It is overdue to dis all the nepotism that has flourished fist-bumping, fanny-slapping career politicians bought and paid for by big corporate gangs that outnumber we, the colorful people,” Kekaualua said.

The current moguls, she said, have never done justice for all who live on Kauai.

“Change must occur in this round of voters and precinct stations,” she said.

One way Kekaualua said she will accomplish this is by starting with completely new employees in the mayor’s office.

Visitors to Kauai, she said, should also be monitored.

“All visitors should sign off on liability they incur when they believe they are invincible on our trails, overlooks and ocean,” she said. “There should be rules that this is not a self-guided atmosphere, all vendors of every fun adventure pays per head a percentage of their million dollar insurance policies, with the only exception being outriggers.”

She would also ban the bed and breakfast fees to those who agree to reasonably rent out to struggling working families.

Kekaualua was an observer during the Coco Palms civil trial and was was asked to leave the courtroom during a confrontation with the court bailiff. Upon her refusal to leave, the bailiff attempted to physically remove her, by picking her up, but instead dropped her.

Kekaualua said she believes there are proper and legal ways in which Kauai can set a precedent for other islands to follow.

The condition of Kauai’s roads are also important to Kekaualua, who said she would find a solution to repair them from Kee to the Pacific Missile Range Facility.

If she becomes mayor, she said, many of the corporate and nonprofits on Kauai will have to change their status.

For the past 48 years, Kekaualua has called Kauai her home. Things, she said, are really starting to pick up. The colorful, she said, are no longer dummies.

She has 35 years of experience at Wilcox Hospital and put together an emergency call center during Hurricane Iniki.

“I bought voice pagers, contracted with both independent and group doctors as well as rape crisis YWCA, sewage treatment alarms, tour booking for Captain Andy’s, CJM country stables and Helicopter Hotline via the FAA,” she said.

With an extensive resume, Kekaualua has worked in the service industry, the medical field, and knows how to fly a Cessna 150. But her most rewarding job was in elder care, because each one was like her mom, or dad, or auntie and uncle.

For Kauai, Kekaualua prays for health and resilience of it’s people. As mayor, her desire is to build a legacy of truth and integrity.


  1. The headline on this story was corrected to say Kekaualua plans to run for mayor. She has not filed papers for the office.
  1. Bluedream March 7, 2018 12:29 am Reply

    “Oh yeah I like this idea” lol. I

  2. Charlie chimknee March 7, 2018 1:27 am Reply

    Mahalo, great picture of spokeswoman Debra…

  3. ruthann jones March 7, 2018 2:09 am Reply

    God help Kauai!

  4. Uncleaina March 7, 2018 6:19 am Reply

    Oh wow – what a gift! Make sure to invite Debra to all the debates – it’ll be great to hear her unhinged rantings. There’s no need to say unflattering things about her as she’s quite capable of saying jaw-dropping things herself. Ultimately you find yourself reading her crazy quotes out loud trying to understand what she’s talking about. She wants to “monitor the tourists?”…well ok if you say so Debra…

  5. Lenny for mayor March 7, 2018 6:28 am Reply

    Will the doo doo still be smeared in all the county park bathrooms?

    1. debra kekaualua March 8, 2018 5:29 pm Reply

      actually the doodoo is a state responsible job, 3- years taking pictures, mel said he would take care cuz was “gross”. My opinion it sorta tells what the state really thinks about the visitors not to mention residents. This is all going to change, if im on the correct road via Mayor, im hiiting the ground skipping to the Lou.

  6. HaloHalo March 7, 2018 7:46 am Reply

    Stick to your illogical newspaper comment ranting, hun.

  7. billyjoebob March 7, 2018 8:06 am Reply

    I’ll wait for her official endorsement from Gary Hooser before I decide.

  8. manongindashadow March 7, 2018 8:59 am Reply

    Sounds all good , good luck to you!

  9. Paid2Talk March 7, 2018 9:23 am Reply

    Who needs the comics? when you got this right here!! I got my popcorn, I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy the show…

  10. RG DeSoto March 7, 2018 12:07 pm Reply

    “…we, the colorful people,” Kekaualua said.”
    Really, Debra? You’re as ha-ole (non-colorful) as one gets; excepting, of course your grammar.
    RG DeSoto

  11. Sunrise_blue March 7, 2018 12:15 pm Reply

    I’m shocked. If she feels she can make a difference, maybe some will vote for her. How bad could it get? She knows everything about Lenny Rapozo. And to mention Mel Rapozo. I hope she fares well.

  12. Mele March 7, 2018 12:23 pm Reply

    Best of everything you need Debra.

  13. Steven McMacken March 7, 2018 1:13 pm Reply

    A bonafide delusional person is running for mayor of Kauai? Wow. I wonder how the genuine “colorful people” — and the haoles, of whom Debbie is a card-carrying member — will feel about this? Ms. Kekaualua says that as mayor her desire will be to “. . . build a legacy of truth and integrity.” That’s going to be a pretty tall order for someone so used to doing the exact opposite.

  14. KawikaW March 7, 2018 1:14 pm Reply

    There are just too many things wrong with this whole idea. I couldn’t possibly list all of them. One of the main issues that first comes to mind is that you have to be a U.S. Citizen to run for office, as well as swear on a bible that you affirm to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Debra constantly states that she is not a U.S. Citizen, nor does she believe in the Constitution. On the even crazier side of the scale she calls all white people “Purple People Eaters” and thinks they should all be evicted from Kauai. Which would include herself. Fail.

  15. Sunrise_blue March 7, 2018 1:24 pm Reply

    Is she a licensed pilot? She could win. Kaua’i could win with her. I’ll side in with her.

  16. Steve Martin March 7, 2018 1:36 pm Reply

    This is a good thing. Now many people confused can now understand why I’m for HIRING a county manager and 7 professional skilled educated people to run the county business instead of electing them through the “popularity contest” style elections.

  17. Craig Callaway March 7, 2018 1:51 pm Reply

    Visitors will be “monitored,” eh? Will they be locked into ankle bracelets? Given numbered tattoos on the forehead?

    1. debra kekaualua March 8, 2018 5:38 pm Reply

      Those known for repetative war crimes will be handled in a euthasia way! Treason was hangable in Hawaiian Kingdom days, that never was EXtinguished, so no matter how hard america tries, their game is over. We are committed to Claiming, and there is nothing you folks can do to stop the new reality that was wrongfully stolen and a lot of liars that need to FESS up

  18. Debra Kekaualua March 7, 2018 5:53 pm Reply

    WIN, Lose or draw, The people will definitely have truth, integrity, and transparency. You should know that i have never done anything half-cocked. My Irish-German U.S.A.F extensively traveled as well as educational background also includes a vast skill set, which will enhance the Colorful Kauaians EXperience, not just tourists or visitors. Im still planning how the purple people eaters will be arranged and how there will be no homeless nor hungry. If that means that there will be many garage sales for those that do not fit here and/or a couple of moratorium placed that can fix Anything. We are Claiming, So be it. P.S. WE demand Justice for Lacey Woolsey as well as Sandy G.

    1. Steven McMacken March 8, 2018 1:55 pm Reply

      Vast skill set? If you’re referring to your ability to prevaricate, I would have to agree.

  19. Craig Callaway March 7, 2018 7:24 pm Reply

    Before anyone becomes overconfident about the “certainty” of Debbie’s losing, I’d like to remind everyone that not so long ago most of us thought that a dimwitted, paranoid, racist, delusional pig could never win any elective office … and he became president of the United States.

  20. Ululani March 12, 2018 1:53 pm Reply

    Debra Kekaualua hates America.

    Futhermore she lives DHHL courtesy of the U.S. Congress yet she disparages America on social media.

    Why is she running in American elections?

  21. Uncleaina March 13, 2018 6:32 am Reply

    Hey Debra- Did you actually fill out the paperwork to run? And say something else really racist!

  22. Debra Kekaualua March 17, 2018 3:14 pm Reply

    no unko, i not like you or any of the commentators and Yes, friday, i became a bonified candidate, the Peoples Mayor. The debates are sure to sell tickets and i cannot wait to see you all. In the meantime, i pray there are no incoming missiles OR as in the Thomas Event So-cal direct energy weapon. Entire Ventura neighborhoods nuked, then Santa Barbara where it rained boulders. You cannot make light of these “happenings”, but then again you folks have done nothing but awk. Aloha

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