State House Candidate
Kahului · Puʻunene · Old Sand Hills · Maui Lani
My platform focuses on four core values: Education, Elderly Care, Economics, and the Environment. The schools in our district are overcrowded and our aging population is in need of support. Both our economy and the environment provide nourishment that our community needs, and both require careful stewardship to flourish and grow responsibly.
FORMER AIDE PLANS TO RUN FOR STATE HOUSE
"Former congressional aide Kauanoe Batangan is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the Central Maui 9th state House District seat held by Rep. Justin Woodson.
... OF THE RENEWED EFFORTS TO PASS GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, AT THE NATIONAL AND STATE LEVELS?
"...I am inspired by the Parkland survivors and hopeful that the conversations they’re spurring help to end the frequent mass shootings unique to our country. We need to find a justified balance between our Second Amendment rights and our inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
...OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S POSITION OF NOT ALLOWING CHAIN MIGRATION?
Kauanoe of Kahului with roots in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte: “The Trump administration’s attack on family-based immigration is part of a broader effort to reshape our demographics by redefining who is welcome in America. I condemn the biased threats to our legal immigration policies, and urge lawmakers to stand in favor of family unification.”
REFLECTIONS ON THE TODAI EXPERIENCE
...After graduating, I returned to Hawaii with great memories and important lessons learned in what turned out to be one of the most transformative periods of my life. In addition to learning the analytical skills needed to evaluate policy, I learned, most importantly, the value of compassion and empathy in good governance. I believe those lessons are critical in my country’s current era of political partisanship, and intend to apply them to my upcoming campaign for the Hawaii House of Representatives.