Miles Shiratori
Miles Shiratori

Candidate Profile

Candidate: Miles Shiratori
Date:  7-7-2016
Phone:  808-383-5832
Website Address:  None
Political Office/Position Sought:  U.S. Senate
Senate/Representative District: Statewide
Are you an incumbent?    No

Campaign contact name, phone number, and e-mail address:
Miles Shiratori • 383-5832 •

1.  Why are you running for office?

The power of the people has been stripped and the people are no longer in control of our government.  Our politicians don’t have principles anymore.  Now it’s all about staying in a position of power over the people.  Today, there is more government control, more regulations, decreased individual rights and an overall tolerance of an elitist dictatorship.  In a true democracy, the power is held by the people and not by the government.  I would draft legislation for Term Limits and Campaign Finance Reform.  This way, we will get fresh new faces, fresh ideas and fixing Congress is a must, our system is broken.  We need a bold, innovative, creative and decisive leader who can stand up and fight the status quo, a leader capable of setting our priorities to improve our lives today and invest in our future and the future of our children.  This is why I am running for U.S. Senate.

2.  What are your views about Hawaiian self-governance?  In your capacity as a legislator, what action, if any, would you advocate in support of Hawaiian self governance?

I believe in sovereignty for the Hawaiian people.  You should have the right to be recognized and have the right to self govern your selves, if this is truly what the Hawaiian people want.  As legislator, I will work with your Hawaiian leaders and we will draft legislation together on how you want to be self-governed.

3.  When it comes to Native Hawaiian issues, what do you perceive your role as a legislator to be?  What ways can you, if elected, support Native Hawaiian concerns through your legislative abilities?  If elected, describe specific Native Hawaiian bill ideas that you would be willing to propose or support for the advancement of Native Hawaiians.

My role as legislator will be to help the Hawaiian people. I would play a critical role in combating the high rates of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.  Make sure education is a priority for the children.  I would get the federal funding needed for Native Hawaiian programs in education, health, housing and jobs.  Also improving the lives of Native Hawaiian families, also keep Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage alive for our people and stay centered on family values that include respect for our kapunas (seniors), make sure Hawaiian communities prosper and working to create a better and brighter future for all.