Full Name: Scott A. Noltie
Name on Ballot: Scott Noltie
Political Party: Republican
Running For: House
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Job: Airline pilot
Place of birth: Michigan
Job history past 10 years: Hawaiian Airlines
Ever run for public office? If so, when? Outcome? Never
Other civic experience or community service?
Three years on my homeowners association board of directors
Anything else you’d like voters to know about you?
I am a constitutional conservative
What makes you qualified to be a state representative?
I don’t believe that there are specific qualifications for state representative. It is a position intended for regular citizens, to have an influence in their government. I am a college-educated professional with 30 years of work experience, and I care deeply about my community and my state.
Gov. Ige says he will once again propose increases to the state gas tax, vehicle weight tax and state registration fees to help pay for state road projects. Do you support his proposal?
I do not support any new taxes. We already have the highest cost of living in the nation, and the ruling party will continue to raise that cost with their new taxes. I want to see reform within the government, to eliminate fraud and waste, no new taxes.
If the Legislature is again asked to extend Oahu’s half-percent excise tax surcharge to finance construction or operation of the rail system, would you support such an extension?
I will not support any new taxes, increase in existing taxes or extension of expiring taxes. The rail has proven to be a monumental mistake, with mismanagement and corruption at the highest levels, while holding the citizens financially responsible to fund it. I strongly oppose any new funds for rail.
Should the state play a role in cracking down on illegal vacation rentals in Hawaii?
I do not believe the state should be involved in this, it is a city and county issue. I want to see Hawaii reform its property tax law, so that the property value at the time of sale is the only value taxed going forward, until sold again.
Should the Legislature require that police officers in Hawaii use “body cameras,” and help to fund the use of those cameras?
This is a city and county issue, not a state issue. The state should not fund it.
Dozens of police officers in Hawaii are disciplined each year for committing crimes or violating departmental policies, but little information is released about the officers or their cases. Do you think there needs to be greater public disclosure?
Absolutely. Police officers are citizens like the rest of us, and should be held to the same standards of conduct. When they violate the law, they should not be shielded from public disclosure, but treated in the same way as any other citizen.