Volcanic Ash: Wild attacks on high court could backfire on Trevor Ozawa

Ozawa’s hissy fit after the state Supreme Court invalidated his 22-vote general election win against Tommy Waters was unhinged, ill-advised and yet another sign he’s driven by a Trumpian sense of personal grievance. Star-Advertiser 2-3-19

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Lee Cataluna: Judging judges is a poor way to play

"Waters is disarmingly friendly, quick to make a joke, kinetic and loose-limbed. Ozawa is surprisingly prickly, quick to take offense and known for his displays of anger more than personal warmth." Star Advertiser 2-1-19

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The Blue Hawaii Podcast Special Election Edition

Mahalo, Josh Michaels and Ryan Little, for having me on The Blue Hawaii Podcast again! I had a great time discussing our upcoming Special Election for the District IV seat on the Honolulu City Council and appreciate the opportunity. 

Click Here to Listen to the Blue Hawaii Podcast Special Election Edition

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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Special Election - Honolulu City Council District 4 | Program

Mahalo to INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I for the opportunity to be on your show and talk about the issues that are important to our community in this upcoming Special Election.

"I would not fund trash pickup.  I don't think that's fair. People are paying a lot of property taxes.  We're going to get $108 million in revenue from increased property values. That's a lot of money.  Why do we have to increase the tax for garbage pickup?" -Tommy Waters on Island Insights, 3-14-19.

Click Here to Watch Our Forum on Insights on PBS HAWAI‘I

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Talking Story with Honolulu Civil Beat's Chad Blair - Podcast

Mahalo, Chad Blair of Honolulu Civil Beat, for inviting me to be a guest on your Podcast and the opportunity to discuss  homelessness, our cost of living, and rail. Click Here to Listen to Our Podcast.

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Momentum Is Building

Mahalo, HNN Rick Daysog, for covering our Special Election Race for District IV.  Momentum is building and as University of Hawaii political science professor Colin Moore opined, “It’s a pretty dramatic lead and it does give a good indication that he (Waters) is going to be very competitive in this race.” HNN 3-14-19.

Click Here to read Rick Daysog's Story

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Mahalo nui loa to PBS for the opportunity to be a guest on Island Insights, to all of the callers who shared thoughtful questions for us to field, and to all of our viewers from City Council District IV. It was a lively discussion, and I was happy for the opportunity to discuss critical issues for our district like homelessness, monster homes, and fiscal responsibility around rail. If you missed the show, you can CLICK HERE TO WATCH INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I: Honolulu City Council, District 4.

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Civil Beat Candidate Q&A - General Election

Mahalo to Honolulu Civil Beat for providing the opportunity to all candidates to share their platform and vision on the important issues facing Honolulu City Council District IV.

Click Here to Read My Responses to Civil Beat’s Candidate Questionnaire for the General Election


Like Paddling a Canoe, You Have to Pull Together. Please Vote Tommy Waters on August 11.

Two years ago my 50s crew with Hui Lanakila Canoe Club came in 3rd place in the Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association (HCRA) State Championship. Same crew went on to place 3rd in the Moloka’i Hoe the same year. This season, I’m sitting out in order to run for the Honolulu City Council from East Oahu. I miss paddling canoe, but there is so much more at stake this election season. High cost of living, lack of affordable housing, homelessness, monster homes, clean usable parks, crime, beach access, traffic, and rail.

If elected, I promise to work hard to make our City the most livable, safest, affordable place in the country. Like paddling a canoe, you have to pull together for a common goal, dig deep and work hard, everyday, while treating people with dignity and respect.

I humbly ask for your support, Aloha (poke) and kokua this Saturday August 11, 2018. Please Vote, Tommy Waters!

Mahalo Nui Loa,



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Campaign 2018

Mahalo to Hawaii News Now and Ashley Nagaoka for interviewing me for your Campaign 2018 segment and allowing me to highlight some of the issues in our community that have gotten worse. And, as a result, pushed me to run again for our CDIV seat.

Click Here to Watch the Hawaii News Now Video - Campaign 2018

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Do you have concerns regarding a City issue but haven't voiced them? Your vote is your voice. You have the power to generate change by sharing your thoughts and opinions with your elected officials. If you have a question/concern or would like to learn more about our campaign, please explore our site, get in touch and weigh in.

Mahalo for your consideration and I humbly ask for your support in the coming election.

ThinkTech Hawaii - Tommy Waters Candidate for Honolulu City Council District 4 (Community Matters)

Mahalo to host Marsha Joyner and ThinkTech Hawaii for the opportunity to be a guest on your show.  Walking door to door, our residents have expressed concerns about various issues in their neighborhoods: homelessness, affordable housing, monster homes, crime, and a number of other important issues where they have seen no resolution.  Their opinions seem to be taken for granted and it's time their voices are heard. 

City Council District IV needs a legislator that will be accountable, transparent, accessible and will keep open lines of communication and not only listen to the needs of the community but work hard to address concerns. Your opinion matters and I would be honored to be your representative in the City Council.  I humbly ask for your support and vote on August 11.

ThinkTech Hawaii Video - Tommy Waters Candidate for Honolulu City Council District 4 (Community Matters)

'Ōlelo Candidate in Focus - Tommy Waters

Mahalo to 'Ōlelo for giving me the opportunity to spread our message of Leadership with Aloha.

We touched on a number of issues that are important to our community but know there are many more. As the Primary Election is fast approaching, please continue to share your thoughts and concerns. Open and active lines of communication ensure we work TOGETHER IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR COMMUNITY and I humbly ask for your vote.

'Ōlelo Television: Candidates in Focus - Tommy Waters



Civil Beat Candidate Q&A

Mahalo Civil Beat for giving me the opportunity to discuss issues important to our residents.

From keiki to kupuna, it is our responsibility to take care of the present while planning for the future. Mahalo for sharing this article on our platforms and priorities. You deserve Leadership with Aloha. Be heard. Vote!

Honolulu Civil Beat: Candidate Q and A