Meet the candidates: Mason Chock

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock pauses at the Menehune Fish Pond lookout before heading down to help clear the pond of the final mangroves.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock speaks of the importance of clearing out the last section of invasive mangroves at Alekoko Fishpond, also known as Menehune Fishpond.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock explains what mangroves do to Hule‘ia Stream, and points out that koloa ducks are returning and repopulating since the mangroves have been removed.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Peleke Flores sits down to talk about his relationship with incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    According to incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock, the rocks seen here are part of the original Alekoko Fishpond wall before the mangroves produced more land.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock talks about the rocks found by him and people he serves with, which can be found by the entrance to the Alekoko Fishpond, and how they show their respect to the land by praying there or putting fish under the rocks, following Hawaiian rituals.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock takes a moment to talk about respect for the ‘aina and his leadership program.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock pulls out some mangroves and talks about the issues Hule‘ia Stream was facing.

  • Stephanie Shinno / The Garden Island

    Incumbent County Councilmember Mason Chock steps on the land created by mangroves near the Alekoko Fishpond along Hule‘ia Stream.

LIHU‘E — While serving in the Kaua‘i Fire Department for 12 years as a firefighter, incumbent Kaua‘i County Councilmember Mason Chock, 49, was tested by a pivotal moment.

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