Aloha, I am Eric Paul D’ Almeida. I am from Wainaku and my Portuguese family came to Hawaii to find work at Wainaku Sugar Mill.
My grandfather, a former Hawaii County Legislative Auditor, taught me about economics and local government. It has seemed for a while now, that our County Council has been wanting to license and regulate most everything from where you can’t hunt or fish to paper or plastic bags at your grocery store.
The only effect of which is limiting your job opportunities, personal freedoms and taxing families security.
As our great Councilman Dominic Yagong leaves to enter the mayoral race. We, in County Council Seat #1, are left with a choice; whether we want to keep a strong voice for personal freedoms or begin leadership which makes our decisions for us, without asking our opinion.
You deserve better than good intentions and endless regulations from your Councilperson.
That’s why I am announcing my desire to be your Councilman, for County Council #1.
I believe you are better served by first asking what you want, before making a decision. I share your concerns, vision and values.
I believe that protecting your families personal freedoms, security, success is best achieved by getting local government out of your way, not narrowing the path or choosing it for you. If you agree I would like your vote.
I am Eric Paul D’ Almeida, Mahalo.