Mahalo Joan [“OHA Hot Seat,” Oct. 31] and the Weekly for putting us [candidates] all in the spotlight. This election [was] hampered in part due to a name-recognition-only momentum which, in the end, serves no one because the true intent, purpose and qualifications of the individual are not being promoted to [their] fullest. I consider this [pre-election] a great time to declare victory in this race for the at-large seat, simply because my three speaking issues that you pointed out [abolish Act 95/the Roll Commission; reform the process for electing trustees so that it doesn’t favor incumbents; conduct inventory of “ceded” lands] have now been adopted by all the other candidates in their recent public forums. .
Kealii Makekau via [HonoluluWeekly.com]