Kane files pa­pers for 8th House seat

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For­mer Maui County Coun­cil Mem­ber Dain Kane, a teacher at Iao In­ter­me­di­ate School, has filed pa­pers to seek the Demo­cratic nom­i­na­tion for the Cen­tral Maui 8th House seat.

“In an Oahu-dom­i­nated Leg­is­la­ture, I would bring a strong voice and pres­ence from Maui, to rep­re­sent the is­sues that are im­por­tant to us,” he said in an­nounc­ing his can­di­dacy.

Kane served as the WailukuWai­hee-Waikapu coun­cil mem­ber from 1999 to 2006, when he left the seat to make an un­suc­cess­ful bid for mayor.

The House seat in­cludes Ka­haku­loa, Wai­hee, Waiehu, Pu­uo­hala, Wailuku and Waikapu.

Kane said he’s lived, worked and raised his fam­ily in the dis­trict for 33 years.

“I offer a can­di­dacy that has strong ties to, and an un­der­stand­ing of, our dis­trict, along with proven leg­isla­tive ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.

Kane said he’s com­mit­ted to “be­ing your voice that bridges the is­sues of our com­mu­ni­ties to the cham­bers of our state Capi­tol.”

He cited the ma­jor cam­paign is­sues as “im­prov­ing pub­lic school ed­u­ca­tion, strength­en­ing our com­mit­ment to help our most vul­ner­a­ble cit­i­zens, ag­gres­sively pur­su­ing af­ford­able hous­ing op­tions for work­ing fam­i­lies, rais­ing the qual­ity of life for our Na­tive Hawai­ian com­mu­ni­ties, and pre­serv­ing, pro­tect­ing, and sus­tain­ing our nat­u­ral and cul­tural re­sources.”

As a coun­cil mem­ber, he served as coun­cil chair­man and chair­man of the Bud­get and Fi­nance Com­mit­tee.

He also was pres­i­dent of the Hawaii State As­so­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties, a mem­ber of the board of di­rec­tors for the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Coun­ties Western In­ter­state Re­gion, a NACO pres­i­den­tial ap­pointee to the Justice & Pub­lic Safety Steer­ing Com­mit­tee and a del­e­gate to the Asian Pa­cific Amer­i­can In­sti­tute for Con­gres­sional Stud­ies in Washington, D.C.

Later, Kane served the coun­cil as its leg­isla­tive li­ai­son at the state Leg­is­la­ture. He said he worked closely with House and Se­nate mem­bers and their staff mem­bers to advocate for Maui County.

He then started a con­sult­ing busi­ness to as­sist clients with nav­i­gat­ing the pro­cesses of state and county govern­ment.

DAIN KANE Seek­ing state House seat

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