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2020 Election: Leonard K. Nakoa III

  • Leonard Nakoa
Name on ballot:

Leonard K. Nakoa III

Running for:

State House – District 10

Political party:


Campaign website:

Nakoa 4 State House

Current occupation:




Previous job history:

Cook Hula Grill Kaanapali

Previous elected office, if any:

No answer submitted

Please describe your qualifications to represent the people of Hawaii.

Hawaiian by blood….American by choice

What will be your top priority if elected?

First responders and teachers.

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

Monitor the mainland Americans coming in.

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

Find another industry other then tourism. Example farming, fishing and hunting.

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!!! The top tier of government officials take payouts and downsizing. Even for me and my office if elected.

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?

Like I said in earlier questions top government take pay cuts and look into other industries.

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


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

Oppose!!!! No more sacred lands ahould be taken.

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

I amthe voice of the people. So I say to my District get involved and be heard

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