Why Should Filipinos Vote for Keith Amemiya For Mayor of Honolulu?

My name is Keith Amemiya and I’m running for Honolulu Mayor. I was born and raised on Oʻahu. I love this place and want to make sure it remains special for generations to come.

My entire career has been in public service, with much of it dedicated to the youth of Hawaiʻi, when I was the head of the Hawaiʻi High School Athletics Association. Through that experience, I got to meet families from all across our islands to learn about the strength of our communities but also how hard it is for our working families. Families had to choose between working multiple jobs or paying the bills, sitting in traffic for their jobs or spending time with their family, taking care of their physical health or taking care of their family. 

Now as our island faces the devastation of COVID-19, these problems still exist and are even worse, and the Filipino community has also faced many hardships. As Mayor, I would focus on getting people back to work, increasing the amount of affordable housing for Oʻahu residents, and ensuring the health and safety of our community. 

I’m proud to have the support of many respected Filipino community leaders, including Dr. Amy Agbayani, Councilmember Kym Pine, Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Councilmember Joey Manahan, Major General Antonio Taguba, and many others. I am proud to have the endorsement of the Laborers Union and Local 5. I pledge to always work with the Filipino community to understand what is happening and to address any concerns.

I look forward to serving the Filipino community, and humbly ask for your support and vote.

Maraming salamat po,

Why I am Supporting Keith Amemiya for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu – Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine

Keith knows our communities and he believes in the power of our people. He treasures the history that binds us, and his decisions are rooted in island values. Keith will engage with our communities and bring people together to solve problems for people like my daughter and Keith’s son and future generations. Right now, the only way we will get out of the COVID crisis is by working together. We’ve had too much squabbling, grandstanding, and ignoring the voices of the people. Keith is a collaborator who is more interested in solving problems than getting the credit. His leadership style will help us realize what we can accomplish together.

Why I am Supporting Keith Amemiya for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu – Major General Antonio Taguba

I share the same priorities with Keith. First, his administration must strive for a full recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, namely, restoring the health and welfare of Hawaiʻi residents and the economy.  Second, to focus on affordable housing.  And third, to reduce homelessness. I know that Keith will work tirelessly and collaboratively to see them through. He is the leader Oʻahu needs.

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