Man Whose House Was Set on Fire Last Week… Announces Run for Governor

Last week the infamous “House of Cards” in Seaview here on the Big Island was burned to the ground in what the Big Island Police have described as an arson.

The "House of Cards" in Seaview

The “House of Cards” in Seaview

The house was owned by Charlie Collins and he could be seen walking around today’s Pahoa Spirit Day parade talking to anybody that would talk or listen to him.

Candidate for Governor Charles Collins and County Council Candidate Tiffany Edwards Hunt

Candidate for Governor Charles Collins and County Council Candidate Tiffany Edwards Hunt

He walked up to me and he said are you with the media or are you just taking pictures… well I really didn’t want to be bombarded by him at the time and I just told him I was taking pictures.

He was talking to folks and handing out literature to anyone that would listen to him announcing his run for Hawaii State Governor.

I’m not sure what platform he’s running on or what political party.  District 5 County Council Candidate RJ Hampton did say that he was a good friend of hers.

Charles Collins and RJ Hampton

Charles Collins and RJ Hampton

Look out Abercrombie… you got competition!

Governor Abercrombie on “Our Voyage Together”


Media Release:

Since becoming Governor, I have assembled a team of talented and dedicated public servants to lead our sixteen state departments–and I have been working to formulate a fair and balanced approach to the challenges facing our state.

Yesterday, in my first State of the State address, I presented a plan that will balance the budget, speed up our recovery, result in increased revenues and create a healthy, functioning government.

Although our goal is to present ideas that are well

considered and developed–products of conversations with lawmakers, academics, private businesses, workers, nonprofits, and community leaders–I am wide open to other ideas. I want to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to send me your comments, ideas, and concerns.

As I’ve said many times, the challenge before us is not to balance a budget. Our challenge is to ensure that our values and priorities are reflected in the decisions we make and actions we take. I am asking every person—each legislator, administrator, business owner, worker, advocate, teacher, doctor, parent—each and every citizen to help. Everyone must be prepared to contribute.

I’m counting on you…just as I know you are counting on me. I’m proud to be your Governor.

Imua Hawaii!

Neil Abercrombie
Governor, State of Hawaii