Maile With Supporters Mae Chung and Harriet Tojo

Mae Chung and Harriet Tojo visited Maile at the Capitol on Opening Day 2008.

Pictured L-R: Karen Young (Maile’s mother), Harriet Tojo, Maile, and Mae Chung.
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2008 Platform

I want to keep Wai`anae “Country Forever” as they have coined on the North Shore, while still progressing forward on a community based level.

Some of my platform priorities include: 1) creating legalized campgrounds for the homeless; 2) staggered shifts for government workers; 3) increasing bike/walking paths statewide; 4) facilitate land conservation through the Legacy Lands and County preservation funds; 5) amend building code to allow traditional Hawaiian hale/halau to be used for residential purposes, independent of a Western-style home; 6) provide more air conditioning and fans to public schools; 7) complete funding for turn lanes at Haleakala and Nanakuli Avenues; 8) third party reviews for affordable housing projects; 9) government-funded universal healthcare.

Supporter John Mahoe, Wai`anae Coast Veteran

Maile pictured with supporter and Wai`anae Coast resident John Mahoe of the Green Beret Special Forces. This photo was taken at the recent Memorial Day ceremony at the Herbert K. Pilila`au Recreation Center in Wai`anae.

Mahalo nui loa to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Green Beret Special Forces, Women’s Auxiliary, Wai`anae & Nanakuli High JROTC, Herbert K. Pilila`au Recreation Center staff, and all other volunteers who made the Memorial Day ceremony a beautiful event.

Lawmakers show they care on Memorial Day

Letter to the Editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/4/08:

I would like to express my appreciation to some of our legislators and our City Councilman for coming to the Memorial Day celebration that was held at the Herbert K. Pililaau Army Recreation Center (Waianae Army Rest Camp) last Monday. State Sen. Colleen Hanabusa, Rep. Karen Awana, Rep. Maile Shimabukuro and City Councilman Todd Apo have been coming to this celebration for a number of years and always give inspiring speeches.

Although our gatherings are generally small, our legislators come and give speeches that you can tell are well thought out and sincere. I would like to say thank you to those legislators.

Larry Moore
Makaha