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LIHUE — Incumbent Mason Chock, 47, of Wailua, has filed for reelection to the Kauai County Council.
“I believe I have and can continue to model the leadership behaviors that are needed in government, to build capacity and continuity within its system and in turn serve the people’s needs and their requests more effectively,” Chock said.
During the last four years Chock has served on the council, he said he’s been able to lead by contributing stability to the council and county budget while securing funds to begin construction on road and bridge improvements that have been overlooked throughout the years.
“My hope is to help transition and prepare our government to reestablish itself as a system that values people and places that were once honored and respected, before foreign mindsets and influences infiltrated it,” he said.
Chock said he was able to work well with his colleagues and the system, by introducing and passing many measures, including islandwide additional rental units to encourage affordable housing development, a resolution recognizing and legitimizing the Native Hawaiian Independence Day, and a farm worker housing amendment to support the success of local farmers.
In addition, he’s also worked to make sure open spaces are secured for the next administration to implement.
“Most of all, I’m proud to always respond to our public’s needs and provide avenues for their voice to be heard in our government process,” he said.
If elected, Chock said he will continue to bring balance to discussions around the table and to always provide collaboration toward problem solving issues, standing strong for the highest priorities to “represent who we are in this place we call home.”
“There is much more improvement that can be done with traffic mitigation, houseless needs, increasing new economic development opportunities that match our island, wastewater upgrades transitioning cesspools out and protection of our environment that I want to continue to build on,” Chock said.
Throughout his service, Chock said he did not support raising salaries for appointed department heads, deputies or councilmembers, raising property taxes for the homestead, residential, agriculture or commercial tax classes, the resolution to repeal councilmember term limits and agriculture designation in the General Plan update.
Several of Kauai’s issues Chock said he is concerned about are the balance of growth with public infrastructure for both visitors and residents that encompass housing, transportation, roads and preservation of Kauai’s environment, development of more effective government processes, including leadership competency and eliminating bureaucracy and effective community engagement that is inclusive.
“With ke akua’s blessing and your kokua, I humbly ask for your support in re-electing me to the Kauai County Council, so I can fulfill kuleana hat has been presented to me,” Chock said.
All we want to know is
WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT TRAFFIC?!!!
term of service. Then signature
Never knew who he was. Just now do I know him. 5th term. Thanks for the information. How about the others? That biggest guy Carvalho jr.? Is he stable enough? I mean he has been through war. Played football first in college at UH football. Are you sure this guy is mentally stable? truthfully. Running for Lieutenant Governor.
I already wrote a letter to the USA better business bureau informing them about Kauai government and politics. If you know, Kaua’i is a no one. A nobody to the federal or state. So you cannot threaten me on the blog. I think these athletes in politics are losers. I hope everyone reads this blog. Including the big shot businessmen out there who wants nothing to do with the athletes. Don’t you dare represent me losers, especially in the state of Hawai’i or California. Taxes? pfff… on this island.
How much money does your mayor make to represent a typical neighbor in Waimea, Kaua’i? Seriously ill from the neighbor’s view. Seriously. Does he bring in any income to support his dad? What does the news on he being a title IX recipient and under this title in 1979 say? 1972 Act or law, by Patsy Mink. Renamed under her tenure. This is who he was and for free. They defaulted on all his loans playing football.
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