Full name: Lawrence Bruce Fenton
Name on ballot: Larry Fenton
Political Party: Republican
Running for: House
Email address: Larry@LarryFenton.com
Current job: Ironworker
Place of birth: Honolulu
Campaign website: www.LarryFenton.com
Job history past 10 years:
Ironworkers Local 625
Ever run for public office? If so, when? Outcome?
2010 City Council, 6th District; 2012 state Senate, 11th District. Neither race did I win.
Other civic experience or community service?
Live Aloha Project
Painting over graffiti
Member, Huikala Baptist Church
Anything else you’d like voters to know about you?
Lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans
U.S. Army, served from 1981-87, honorable discharge
Graduated magna cum laude from Chaminade University, bachelor’s degree in historical and political studies
What makes you qualified to be a state representative?
It’s easy to qualify to be a state representative. I have a bachelor’s degree from a local university, Chaminade. I am an honorably discharged veteran. I am looking out for the people of Hawaii.
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?
In general, I am against any tax increase unless it is absolutely necessary. We do need better roads so I would weigh this carefully or try to find alternatives to increasing 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 support the rail project as written. I voted yes on it in 2008 (along with majority of voters). In general I am against any tax increases unless absolutely necessary. We do need an efficient rail system so I would weigh this carefully try find alternatives to increasing taxes.
Should the state play a role in cracking down on illegal vacation rentals in Hawaii?
Need more information on the matter.
Should the Legislature require that police officers in Hawaii use “body cameras,” and help to fund the use of those cameras?
I am in favor of our constitutional rights and this may be a violation of our police officers’ rights. I need more information about this matter.
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?
Yes, I would like to know more.