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2020 Election: Banner S Fanene

  • Banner Fanene
Name on ballot:

Banner S Fanene

Running for:

State Senate – District 22

Political party:

Non Partisan / Independant

Campaign website:

Current occupation:

Semi Retired / Disabled



Previous job history:

Business Management, Farmer, Musician, CDL Driver, Community Servant, U.S. Navy, Son, Dad, GrandDad.

Previous elected office, if any:


Please describe your qualifications to represent the people of Hawaii.

Hawaii is my Home away from Home. I understand, live, & love Aloha.

What will be your top priority if elected?

Homeless, Teacher Pay, Lower COL

As Hawaii faces the COVID-19 pandemic, what more can be done to protect residents’ health?

Decrease to 50% Dependance on Tourism, with or without CV19

What more can be done to help residents who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Destroy Hawaii Democrat Party Monopoly in Government.

Should public worker furloughs, pay cuts or downsizing be used to help the state deal with lower tax revenues and higher expenses during the pandemic? Why or why not?

No. A Contract is a Covenant NOT to be broken.

Hawaii’s tourism-dependent economy has suffered greatly due to the pandemic. If elected, what would you propose to support and diversify the state’s economy?

Hemp Ag & Hawaii International Transhipment Port.

Do you support reforms to policing in Hawaii? If yes, please explain what reforms you support.

If needed yes. I don’t have enough info at this time to reccomend Reforms.

Do you support or oppose the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island and why?

There must be only “1” Telescope on Mauna Kea. First, completely remove EVERY Telescope on the Mauna. When that is done, then build TMT.

Is there anything more that you would like voters to know about you?

What We Need is Common Sense for these UnCommon Times…Dad taught me his smart-aleck Son. Love & Miss my Dad, my Hero!

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