I consider it an honor and a privilege to run as your representative for County Council in the 9th District.
The Big Island has been my home for most of my life and I value the blessing of being able to live here with my family.
People have asked me, "Sonny, why are you running for office?" My answer is simple: I believe that I can make a positive difference by bringing a real sense of unity between all nine districts!
One thing keeps coming up in my mind. We have many people from different cultural backgrounds with different values and unique ways of expressing them. As a result you will have people with different views and opinions.
Each district has common, as well as unique, needs and concerns. The County council's kuleana (responsibility) is to seek solutions to these needs and concerns. Teamwork and a sincere desire to help each other instead of only desiring to "protect" our own district is not pono (right).
We live on one island! We need to think and move as one people seeking the absolute best for our island community as a whole.
I have the skills needed in order to bring people together to solve the problems that we are facing in these very tough economic times. I promise to do my best for our community!
Oliver "Sonny" Shimaoka
I started this campaign for County Council because I believe a better Hawaii is possible. Unprecedented challenges require bold leadership to find the right solutions. Browse through our website or contact us to learn more about the values that drive our campaign.