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Senate in flux with new districts


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 23, 2012

~~<p>The boundaries for some state Senate districts have shifted significantly. For example, Windward Oahu's 25th District now takes in Kailua, Waimanalo and a slice of Hawaii Kai, too. Further up the coast, the 23rd District is now more rural, including a bit of Heeia and the entire Windward Coast, up to Mokuleia.</p>
<p>This has effects on the kind of representation that will best serve the constituents, who will want to elect an advocate for their local concerns, as well as represent their interests well in more statewide issues. Add the desire to foster a broader marketplace of ideas in the state Senate, and choosing the right candidate becomes more complicated.</p>
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The boundaries for some state Senate districts have shifted significantly. For example, Windward Oahu's 25th District now takes in Kailua, Waimanalo and a slice of Hawaii Kai, too. Further up the coast, the 23rd District is now more rural, including a bit of Heeia and the entire Windward Coast, up to Mokuleia.

This has effects on the kind of representation that will best serve the constituents, who will want to elect an advocate for their local concerns, as well as represent their interests well in more statewide issues. Add the desire to foster a broader marketplace of ideas in the state Senate, and choosing the right candidate becomes more complicated. Login for more...



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