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2020 Election: Walter Ritte

  • Walter Ritte
Name on ballot:

Walter Ritte

Running for:

State House – District 13

Political party:


Campaign website:

Current occupation:




Previous job history:

community organizer

Previous elected office, if any:


Please describe your qualifications to represent the people of Hawaii.

Community organizer, protector of the environment, Aloha Aina Warrior

What will be your top priority if elected?

Dealing with the Pandemic, Get us to a better place with food security and an Aloha Aina Economy.

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

Follow all WHO safety recommendations, accept the new normal and learn to thrive.

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

Create new quick new jobs that enhances the environment through a number of Conservation corps and youth corps, a circular economy, a regenerative economy, a subsistence economy and aloha aina investors with a triple bottom line.

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?

We are all in this “together” cuts should start from the top and no one group suffers. Equal treatment.

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?


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

Protect and enhance the right to know.

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

OPPOSE: Maunakea is a sacred place!

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

I bring with me many years of experience of working for and protecting these islands for our future generations.

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