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District 08 – Gilbert Rebolledo (R)

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Full Name: Gilbert Rebolledo ( Gil )

Name on Ballot: Gilbert Rebolledo

Age: 55

Political Party: Republican

Running For: House

District: District 8

Email Address:

Current Job: Property management and maintenance

Place of birth: Los Angeles

Campaign website:

Job history past 10 years:

Property management and maintenance

Ever run for public office? If so, when? Outcome? No

Other civic experience or community service?

VOLINCOR volunteer, homeless shelter volunteer, Hale Makua health care services volunteer, youth pastor, former educator, disaster relief trained.

Anything else you’d like voters to know about you?

My goal is to serve the people of Hawaii well and uphold our state motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.

What makes you qualified to be a state representative?

I am currently vice chairman of the Maui County Republican Party.

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?

No. I oppose any increases to our general costs of living as well as any increases in our taxes. Our Legislature needs to consider better use of funds and not burden the people of Hawaii with increases of living costs and burdensome increases in 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?

No. Other alternatives exist and should be considered.

Should the state play a role in cracking down on illegal vacation rentals in Hawaii?

If violations of laws and mandates are occurring, then those laws and mandates should be enforced.

Should the Legislature require that police officers in Hawaii use “body cameras,” and help to fund the use of those cameras?

We have law enforcement officials such as the commissioner and police chief. It should be their responsibility to make that decision based on their understanding. If funds are needed, they can make a request based on whatever they feel is necessary to run their departments effectively.

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?

No. Our police department and our police officers need the public’s help by following our laws and respecting our law enforcement officials. Police department leaders need to do all they can to keep their officers in line and discipline offenders harshly while upholding the integrity of the department.

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