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Andria Tupola on Welfare & Poverty

 

 


Ohana Zones: state-sanctioned safe zones for the homeless

Q: Do you support implementing government sanctioned safe zones ("Ohana Zones") for Hawaii's homeless population?

A: Yes. I support Ohana Zones as long as these zones have a leader, relationships of trust, strict guidelines, rehabilitation and transition programs, and community support. Without these requirements, any public funding towards homeless initiatives should be focused on proven and effective solutions.

Source: Hawaii Gubernatorial Election 2018 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2018

Clearinghouse for decentralized solutions on homelessness

Q: Homelessness continues to be a major problem in Hawaii. What specific proposals do you have to help reduce homelessness?

A: As the problem of homelessness in our state is one of geographically and socioeconomically disparate populations, the state government should serve as a central clearinghouse for a policy of decentralized solutions. Regionally specific approaches should be adopted in conjunction with the current individual needs-assessment approach.

In short, we need to engage, empower, and educate. We need to engage the community by assembling regional teams on each island to include a combination of nonprofits, county and state officials, law enforcement, community organizations, and the homeless themselves. We need to empower the homeless population to better their current situation by evaluating the unique needs of individuals. We need to educate those who are recently housed to prevent them from returning to be homeless.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2018 Hawaii gubernatorial race , Aug 9, 2018

Increase affordable housing by tax cuts & fewer regulations

Q: What should be done to increase affordable housing, especially for the middle class? What could you as governor do specifically?

A: To increase affordable housing for the middle class, we must first must decrease the cost of living in order for those receiving a median income or below to not only survive, but thrive here. Every individual or family deserves the opportunity to have a fighting chance to purchase a home of their own instead of sinking their hard-earned income into sky-high rental bills each month if they choose. I will prioritize decreasing taxes so that individuals and families can utilize their income more effectively to improve their quality of life. I will increase support for local developers and local jobs so that more dollars can stay here and stimulate our economic growth and sustainability. To increase our supply, I will work toward reducing the burdensome permit waiting period for developers, which will allow building to occur more quickly.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2018 Hawaii gubernatorial race , Aug 9, 2018

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Bob McDermott
Colleen Hanabusa
David Ige
Duke Aiona
John Carroll
Neil Abercrombie
Tulsi Gabbard
HI Senatorial:
Brian Schatz
Cam Cavasso
Eddie Pirkowski
John Carroll
Linda Lingle
Mazie Hirono
Ron Curtis

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ: Incumbent Phil Murphy(D)
vs.State Rep. Jack Ciattarelli(R)
vs.Candidate Hirsh Singh(R)
VA: Incumbent Ralph Northam(D,term-limited)
vs.A.G. Mark Herring(D)
vs.State Sen. Amanda Chase(R)
vs.Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax(D)
vs.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy(D)
vs.State Rep. Lee Carter(D)
vs.Former Governor Terry McAuliffe(D)
vs.State Sen. Jennifer McClellan(D)
vs.State Rep. Kirk Cox(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022:
AK: Incumbent Mike Dunleavy(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AL: Incumbent Kay Ivey(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
AR: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson(R,term-limited)
vs.Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin(R)
vs.Trump Adviser Sarah Huckabee Sanders(R)
vs.A.G. Leslie Rutledge(R)
AZ: Incumbent Doug Ducey(R,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CA: Incumbent Gavin Newsom(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CO: Incumbent Jared Polis(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
CT: Incumbent Ned Lamont(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Ron DeSantis(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
GA: Incumbent Brian Kemp(R)
vs.Minority Leader Stacey Abrams(D)
vs.Senate candidate Shane Hazel(L)
HI: Incumbent David Ige(D,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Andria Tupola(R)
IA: Incumbent Kim Reynolds(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Cindy Axne(? R)
ID: Incumbent Brad Little(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent J. B. Pritzker(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Laura Kelly(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MA: Incumbent Charlie Baker(R)
vs.Harvard Professor Danielle Allen(D)
MD: Incumbent Larry Hogan(R,term-limited)
vs.State Rep. Robin Ficker(R)
vs.State Rep. Peter Franchot(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2022 (continued):
ME: Incumbent Janet Mills(D)
vs.Former Gov. Paul LePage(R)
MI: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MN: Incumbent Tim Walz(DFL)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NE: Incumbent Pete Ricketts(R,term-limited)
vs.U.S.Senator Bob Krist(R)
NH: Incumbent Chris Sununu(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NM: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NV: Incumbent Steve Sisolak(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NY: Incumbent Andrew Cuomo(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OH: Incumbent Mike DeWine(R)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
OK: Incumbent Kevin Stitt(R)
vs.State Sen. Ervin Yen(R)
OR: Incumbent Kate Brown(D,term-limited)
vs.Gov. nominee Bud Pierce(R)
PA: Incumbent Tom Wolf(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
RI: Incumbent Gina Raimondo(D,term-limited)
(no prospective opponents yet)
SC: Incumbent Henry McMaster(R)
vs.State Rep. James Emerson Smith(? D)
SD: Incumbent Kristi Noem(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
TN: Incumbent Bill Lee(R)
vs.Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw(? D)
TX: Incumbent Greg Abbott(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Allen West(? R)
VT: Incumbent Phil Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WI: Incumbent Tony Evers(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WY: Incumbent Mark Gordon(R)
vs.Minority Leader Chris Rothfuss(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2023:
KY: Incumbent Andy Beshear(D)
vs.Former Gov. Matt Bevin(? R)
Senator Rand Paul(? R)
LA: Incumbent John Bel Edwards(D,term-limited)
vs.Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond(? D) Senator John Neely Kennedy(? R)
MS: Incumbent Tate Reeves(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
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