Maile’s Supporters from Many Different Groups

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Invitation to Patsy T. Mink PAC Reception

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Halloween Spooktacular – Leihoku El – Oct 25

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A Letter to the Editor from Kupuna Art Frank

From: art frank
Subject: letters-to-the-editor
To: “Honolulu Star Bulletin”
Cc: “Honolulu Star Bulletin”
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008, 10:16 AM


My wife Carolyn and I lived on the Wai’anae Coast from 1986 to 2006, moving to Honolulu for two years and returning to Wai’anae on June 15, 2008. As an activist at our state capitol since 1980, I know Maile has done a great job for us because I’ve worked with her on many issues facing the Wai’anae Coast and all Hawaii nei for the past six years.

I know for a fact when it comes to education, Maile has been at the forefront. As an example she helped to fund air-conitioning and power upgrades at Wai’anae High School ($2M); Waianae Elementary ($400K); & Kamaile Elementary ($500K). Maile helped with obtaining fans for all of our schools in the district. Maile was instrumental along with our State Senator, Colleen Hanabusa who co-introduced a bill, “Teacher Induction Program” to fund $1M for new teacher mentoring/orientation program for WHS and its feeder schools. This is very important for our kids because we’ve always had problems with continuity in keeping our teachers after their probationary period is over. Now we have a better chance of keeping our teachers on the coast thanks to this mentoring/orientation program.

Maile has also done much for housing the homeless/low income residents on the West side at Kahikolu Ohana Hale O Waianae ($500K Op funds; $1M CIP); Habitat for Humanity grant-in-aids; Ohana Ola O Kahumanu: Rent Supplement Program. In Transportation Maile fought for needed funds ($2M) for turn lanes at Nanakuli and Haeakala Ave which will help to prevent accidents. Jobs for our young people have been a constant problem so Maile fought for and obtained grant-in-aid for the Wai’anae Maritime Academy. According to the news media the WMA and its founders do a lot for the kids in Wai’anae, training them to be constructive, productive, tax-paying citizens eventually making a contribution to their communities. MA’O Organic Farm Internship Program with LCC ($75K). Again Maile’s hard work in support of this important non-profit is well known through the news media.

I could go on and on but let me close with these facts; Maile has worked hard in Human Services to help the disabled, na kupuna, na keiki, the disadvantaged, native Hawaiian’s etc., etc. I personally appreciate Maile’s efforts because I am a multi-disabled person, a kupuna, and native Hawaiian raised in Hawaiian Homesteads. I feel our District 45 is fortunate to have Maile Shimabukuro representing us at our state capitol. Please join Carolyn and I in voting for, and sending Maile back to our state capitol. After all Maile is no ka ‘oi, don’t you agree?

86-363 Kawili St
Wai’anae, HI 96792-2941
PH: 744-3128

Pokai Bay Clean-Up Photos – Aug 29

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MAHALO! to all the hard-working volunteers!
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Candidates Forum & Back to School Pix (Kapua)

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Photos taken by Kapua Keliikoa-Kamai during the Friends of Maile Shimabukuro “Back to School for Keiki” night at Wai`anae Elementary School on Sep 8 and the Candidates Forum sponsored by Nanakuli High & Intermediate School on Sep 9.

‘Back to School for Keiki’ on Sep 8 – Photos

Click any of the photos for a full-size view.Click here to see the slide show from the “Back to School for Keiki” night at Wai`anae Elementary School on Sep. 8, 2008. The event was sponsored by Friends of Maile Shimabukuro.

Maile’s ‘Back to School’ for Keiki Sep 8 Video

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro’s “Back to School” for Keiki night was held at Wai`anae Elementary School on September 8 from 6-8PM.


Pictured, L-R: Maile’s niece Kayla, son Keani, and niece Kelly.


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous contributions to my campaign. Whether you have waved a sign, made a phone call, cooked a dish, provided a service, sent a check, or otherwise volunteered, please know that you have made it possible for me to have the privilege of running for office.

With fond aloha,


Hawaii Women’s Political Caucus Endorses Maile

Hawaii Women’s Political Caucus endorses Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Trades Endorses Maile

Local 996 endorses Rep. Maile Shimabukuro.

Supporter Suzette Farnum

“For the first time in a long time I feel there is someone I can vote for that not only cares but is willing to take the time to try and make a difference.”
— Suzette Farnum
Owner, Captain Bruce Scuba Charters (Wai`anae)

Supporters Landai Couch, Glen Kila, Thomas Couch, Clarence DeLude

Supporter Kamuela Enos

Supporter Dr. Haaheo Guanson

Supporter Dana Newman

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro’s Campaign Video

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
2008 Democratic Candidate for Hawai`i State
House of Representatives
District 45 (Wai`anae, Makaha, Makua)

Pokai Bay Cleanup

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Pokai Bay Cleanup on 29 August 2008, organized by Representative Maile Shimabukuro, Democratic candidate for the Hawaii State House of Representatives, District 45, Wai`anae, Makaha, Makua.