The Change We Need
The credibility and accountability of our City Government is at an all time low. I am running for City Council because I believe I can help turn this around. In my professional and personal life, I have demonstrated a high level of integrity and commitment towards broad community benefit. As a small business owner, home builder, and advocate for housing, I have keen insights into the inner workings and failings of our City Government. I was born and raised on the Windward side, and I am deeply connected and committed to our community and the people that live here. I humbly ask for your vote to represent you on the Honolulu City Council.
As a former teacher, State Legislator, Member of Congress, and Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, I understand what it means to effectively represent a constituency and advocate for small businesses. Small businesses are the economic core of our communities; their health and success are critical to our immediate and sustained economic strength, particularly when recovering from disasters such as the current pandemic. Greg Thielen understands this well, as attested to by his decades as both a successful small businessman and an effective leader of small business advocacy groups. He represents the leadership we need to help us rebuild our economy and our communities.
— The Honorable Pat Saiki
Former Member of Congress