HOOSER: Sometimes leading means stepping back
The primary election results for the Kaua‘i prosecutor’s race show without a doubt who the winner of the general election will be. With the most-recent count showing Rebecca “Becky” Like at 8,184 votes and Shaylene Iseri at 3,645 votes, the ultimate outcome is clear.
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Yes, some of us still haven’t realized that their time has come and long gone. Gary always looking for a verbal beating. When we stop treating the Kauai election process as the “popularity contest” that it is, and we update the qualifications for those who would like to compete for a position, only then we will have people who are not just a body in a chair that only cares about a day a week and a vote here and there and most of all the $65,000 dollars they get paid a year. Who wouldn’t run with those qualifications. The local elections on Kauai are a BIG JOKE. If you want a council who has what it takes for the job the administration should interview and Hire those people who have the qualifications for the job like you would hire anyone for a job that pays $65000 a year period.
We should have stopped any forward elections on the prosecutor position. Only 24% voted. When it comes to a general election many more will vote and when you have a “popularity contest election” on Kauai, track records show you will bring out “local” voters which will increase the 3645 votes like it always does.But remember there is no such thing as prejudice voting allowed.. don’t necessarily count Iseri out as you have sir.
…and sometimes the opportunity presents itself where those who can step back…WILL! Why not try it, Gary?