“Integrity, Transparency & Accountability must be at the core of a cultural change within Honolulu Hale to restore the trust of the people. We must do things for the right reasons or we will lose our Aloha Spirit & lose the Hawai‘i we love.”
In 2001, after being nominated by the late Sen. Daniel K. Akaka to the United States Military Academy (West Point) and watching the world-changing events of the September 11 attacks unfold one month into his first academic year, Earl Tsuneyoshi knew it was his duty to serve and defend not only our country, but also his home here in Hawai‘i.
He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan as an Infantry Airborne Ranger in the iconic 173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT(A)) and 1st Armored Division (1AD). He is privileged and honored to have served our country alongside the many brave men, women and their families.
As a Councilmember for the City & County of Honolulu, Earl Tsuneyoshi plans to focus first on public safety, and secondly on developing Kapolei to further promote the live-work-play concept and affordable housing. Tsuneyoshi believes this process is vital to increasing quality of life, decreasing traffic and ultimately enabling a focus on the family unit. He wants our keiki and grandchildren to have the ability to return home to live and we must provide them with truly affordable home options that will be sustainable in the long run.
Along with this goal to promote strengthening ‘ohana and healthy living, Tsuneyoshi has plans to improve the county’s Parks and Recreation with cost effective and age appropriate equipment, enabling families to fully enjoy our local paradise. Tsuneyoshi will also focus on restoring trust and confidence within our city.
Earl continues to serve as a Major in the Hawaii Army National Guard and was recently activated to serve with the Hawaii National Guard’s COVID-19 Response Joint Task Force. He has also contributed in varied roles to assist in recent domestic operations here at home. His experiences help him to see how much more he could do by serving the residents, his neighbors, in Honolulu County District 9.
No other candidate has demonstrated a stronger desire to selflessly serve. As a Combat Veteran who continues to serve in the Hawaii Army National Guard, a family man and a lifetime public servant, Earl will stand up to special interests and keep our communities safe putting families first.