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Election 2002

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Ewa Beach

Jeff Alexander


Election 2002
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Democrat

Age: 49 Job: Construction project manager Past: Ewa Beach Community Association; Ewa Neigh- borhood Board

What qualifies you to be a state representative?

I grew up in Ewa Beach, have been active 12 years. Currently chairman of Ewa Neighborhood Board. In construction 31 years. I've managed up to $2 million worth of projects at once. I know how to budget and get a job done. I know what the district and state need.

What is the most pressing issue facing your district and what would you do about it?

Roads! There are several canefield roads still left. I would turn them into real roads. Widen Geiger Road through Kalaeloa to Campbell Industrial Park. Have the developers, State and City finish their sections of Kapolei Parkway by 2006. Have another road built from Ewa to Farrington Highway.

What is the best way to stimulate the state's economy?

Offshore gambling and a lottery. In two years it would bring our economy up, then investors would return, some to purchase old high rises in town and build modern buildings. The cost of each would be 100 million and up. Tourists would return, which would help small business.


Ray Galas

Democrat

Age: 32 Job: Emergency services manager Past: Former member, Ewa Neighborhood Board

What qualifies you to be a state representative?

Ewa Beach residents deserve a representative, raised in the community, with family involved in Ewa Beach, a Campbell Alumni, who earned a bachelor's degree and served our nation supporting U.S. peacekeeping missions with the military & Red Cross. Together, we'll work to build upon the balanced growth legacy of Rep. Paul T. Oshiro.

What is the most pressing issue facing your district and what would you do about it?

Ewa Beach residents want a representative who will manage and lead our infrastructure growth challenges to our transportation and education systems. As Ewa Beach's representative, I'll ask the tough questions and work with our city, state, federal and business partners to best plan, fund, build and maintain our growing community. ...

What is the best way to stimulate the state's economy?

Ewa Beach families know that when our roads, schools, public beaches and parkways are well built and maintained, that our community is healthy, safe and prosperous. ...


Romeo M. Mindo

Democrat

Age: 65 Job: Unity House Inc. Past: Past president, Hotel Workers Union Local 5

What qualifies you to be a state representative?

My educational background. Was president of Hotel Union Local 5.

What is the most pressing issue facing your district and what would you do about it?

I will not promise anything. Let my performance speak for itself if I should get elected.

What is the best way to stimulate the state's economy?

Tax credit should be extended.


Pam Lee Smith

Republican

Age: 48 Job: Independant campaign spending consultant Past: Ewa Neighborhood Board

What qualifies you to be a state representative?

Having lived in Ewa Beach for over 24 years, I know our district's concerns of congested traffic, hot schools, property crimes and drug dealing. I've served on many community boards and organizations to start to solve these problems and need to continue working on them from the state House.

What is the most pressing issue facing your district and what would you do about it?

Traffic. Developers and government must be held responsible for finishing their portions of Kapolei Parkway and the north/south road. The state should immediately add one lane leaving Ewa Beach using the existing shoulder lane, create a contra flow lane by coning and building a third lane in both directions.

What is the best way to stimulate the state's economy?

The Leeward Coast needs jobs. Kalaeloa (former Barbers Point NAS) should be developed to provide maintenance for large aircraft, perhaps a hub for UPS or FEDEX and provide tax incentives for light industry to serve these uses. These uses would provide well paid jobs for an economically depressed area.



Did not respond: Trevor V. Koch, Republican (43rd district)

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