Candidate: Steve Tataii
Phone: 808 845-5716
Website: Library of Congress Archive *
Address: P O BOX 17734, Honolulu, HI 96817
Political Office/Position Sought: US House District 1
Are you an incumbent? No
Campaign contact name, phone number, and e-mail address: Same as above
*This is my older website curtesy of Library of Congress, and it has updates up to my 2008 elections for US House 1, My P O BOX in this website has not been updated
1. Why are you running for office?
My knowledge will help educating Colleagues in Congress to stay on the right track. My lifetime observation & learning about our world leadership shortcomings have trained me just for that. I speak 6 languages have skills & ability to become the best choice in this capacity for Hawaii, the nation & the world. I have not run for office since 1988 for money or fame, but to help solve our complicated problems others have not been able to easily tackle, and because I want to speak for those who can not speak for themselves due to their hardships, discrimina2on, and poverty. I want to help solving our homeless issues, because we have an increasing number of homeless in Hawaii, and refugees beyond due war ravaged regions leaving by no choice in an attempt to save their own lives & that of their families.
Breaking sad news just heard on TV (7/20/16):
My condolences goes to Representative Mark Takai’s family & friends as I heard the sad news (RIP). He was a wonderful pleasant individual as I remember meeting him on several occasions at the University of Hawaii gatherings. We were schoolmates, and when I took part in many rallies to improve the students’ lives; he was open to suggestions as the president of UH students association, very kind & pleasant to talk to. Unfortunately we lost contact after he went to serve in Congress. He was a great example among all of us believing in fairness & justice for all. He will be greatly missed.
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?
A Native Hawaiian Government within the US Government in Hawaii must have its coexisting apparatus with US & State Governments equally & allowed to have an independent administrative rule, which would enable all Native Hawaiians benefit from their own Native Hawaiian representatives on or off Hawaiian Owned lands, ceded lands & Kaho’olawe.
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.
1)- Education opportunities, 2)- Continue with our outstanding progress in ‘Olelo (Hawaiian Language), which I consider myself as one of its “puna na leo” original advocates since 1977, 3)- continue our progress with Hawaiian home lands, and Hawaiian Roll Call Commission under honorable ka Po “O keali’i Joahn Waihe’e, and further attempts at lowering blood quantum to remove obstacles, 4)- getting on with ahu pua’a and na loko ‘ia, and kalo working the land, and preserving our Hawaiian way of life freely, and without too many unnecessary laws to slow us down, 5)- Our well respected system of “Ho’o pono pono” to decide for our people’s future, and those in need of rehabilita2on from “ka po’o” of our sessions.
As a whole for all of Hawaii “na mokopuni ‘o Hawaii”; my 1988 plans to start an agricultural production plan in as many products as possible, especially now that Hamakua projects have closed & reviving old Hawaiian Fish Ponds (na Loko ‘Ia) s2ll stands. This was to help Hawai’i to become greatly self-sufficient in economy, and increase jobs. Another issue of my interest was to create bicycle lanes on nearly all major roads, and as we see; 28 years later someone has come up with the plan to create the lane only on King street beginning from South street to University avenue. My bicycle lanes project was the first effective & basic way to cut traffic jams before diving into what they’re now trying to do before the basics,”Speed Rail project.”