Sunday, July 15, 2018
A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
By Andrew Walden @ 8:22 PM :: 4228 Views :: Ethics, Politicians
A Rogues Gallery – Hawaii Candidates 2018
by Andrew Walden
Are these people really running for office?
Here is a partial list of news coverage of some of the most astounding candidates running in 2018. Most of them are incumbents--some have been ousted and want back in….
Mark Kaniela Saito Ing
Alika Atay Wailuku, Maui
Kelly King South Maui
Heidi Tsuneyoshi Dist 2
Robert Bunda Dist 2
Brickwood ‘Buzzy’ Galuteria—SD12 Kakaako
Matt Lopresti SD19 Ewa
Clayton Hee SD23 Windward
Chayne Marten HD10 Lahaina:
Tom Brower – HD22 Waikiki
- Truthout: “The Tom Browers of the world dominate our politics like a pack of rampaging Robin Hoods in reverse, robbing from the poor and the needy and the sick to profit the rich and the powerful.”
- Think Progress: 'If Brower were found roaming middle-class neighborhoods and smashing items in people’s homes, he would find himself both out of office and behind bars.'
- “Tom Brower does not represent the Democratic platform principles” -- Jacqueline Marcus, Buzzflash
- Raw Story: Hawaii lawmaker ‘solves’ homeless problem by destroying their stuff with a sledgehammer
- Gawker: Lawmaker Says Violence Is the Solution to Homeless Problem
- UPI Odd News: State Rep. Tom Brower hammering away at Hawaii's homeless problem -- literally
- Mediaite: Sledgehammer-Wielding State Rep. Smashes Homeless People’s Carts to ‘Clean Up the Streets’
- AP: Brower is terrorizing people and modeling that it's OK to commit violence
- Jezebel: BROWER IS LITERALLY WANDERING AROUND WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER VIOLENTLY DESTROYING HOMELESS PEOPLE'S FEW AND PRECIOUS MEAGER COMFORTS.
- HuffPo: Vigilante with a sledgehammer and a self-righteous mission
- Sun News: Rep. Tom Bower say's he's doing "a good thing" by wandering the city of Waikiki with a sledgehammer
- Salon: Hawaii state representative smashes homeless people’s carts with a sledgehammer
- KITV: Brower said he's about to go on a vacation but when he returns -- he will be back out on the street looking for those mis-used shopping carts
- Colin Kippen: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
- AM: HAMMER TIME
- Daily Kos: “If Rep Brower feels that the job is futile or beneath him (or takes up too much time from his unorthodox hobbies), he's free to resign.”
- SA: Brower's actions could traumatize homeless people and incite street violence
- VIDEO: Brower Rapping Invocation at Legislature
- Daily Caller: “I got tired of telling people I’m trying to pass laws." -- Rep Brower
- Bustle: Scumbag Brower's One-Man Wrecking Crew
- CTV: Insane Hawaii State Rep. Tom Brower Smashing Homeless Shopping Carts With Sledge Hammer
- SA: Homeless advocates earlier today were calling for legislative leaders to take disciplinary action against him
- Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
- Council Drops Sidewalk Ban: Big Win For Homelessness Industry on Heels of Tom Brower Antics
- Letter: Waikiki Rep Brower Threatening to Smash More Shopping Carts?
- Rep Brower Billed State for Sledgehammer Used to Attack Homeless
- 2010: Homeless tent cities: Seattle’s decade-long nightmare coming to Honolulu?
- Tom Brower “What a weird guy.” – Dan Boylan, Midweek, November 27, 2013
- "I think it's a little wackadoo." Waikiki resident Dave Moskowitz, November 18, 2013 Star-Advertiser
- ETN: VIOLENT HAWAII STATE REPRESENTATIVE SCARES TOURISTS AND HOMELESS IN WAIKIKI
- DM: Watch 'vigilante' politician cruise Hawaiian streets with a SLEDGEHAMMER
- RT: Brower appeared to be a crazed individual carrying a sledgehammer through the streets of Honolulu
- HuffPo: He apparently wears gloves and an Armani Exchange baseball cap while doing such dirty work.
- Daily KOS: "I can't believe he's a Democrat."
- "Rep. Brower's solution to problems makes the problems worse. I'm beside myself that this is where my vote went." -- Attorney Marcus Landsberg, December 3, 2013
- March, 2014: Letter: Waikiki Rep Brower Threatening to Smash More Shopping Carts?
- May, 2014: Rep Brower Billed State for Sledgehammer Used to Attack Homeless
- May, 2014; Sledgehammer Tom Brower Taxpayer-Funded Survey: Should Homeless Shopping Carts be ‘Disposed’?
- June, 2014: Sledgehammer Tom Brower Loses Key HSTA Endorsement
- October, 2014: Will Tom Brower ever learn?
Romy Cachola – HD30 Kalihi
Rida Cabanilla – HD41 Ewa
Richard Fale – HD47 Laie
Jessica Wooley – HD48 Kaneohe - Waiahole