Temperament matters in who represents voters at City Hall, as do positivity, humility and fair play.
Mahalo to Civil Beat for getting to the bottom of an unethical campaign mailer Trevor Ozawa used to discredit Tommy Waters in the upcoming Honolulu City Council special election.
We weren’t surprised and here’s why.
There was a time we supported Trevor Ozawa. In his first campaign, he came to our golf club and met several members of the women’s group during lunch. He seemed earnest enough. It appeared he would be, albeit a young candidate, seemingly capable, energetic and a dedicated representative of our district. We voted for Trevor over Tommy Waters in 2014.
After Trevor was in office, we soon began hearing negative comments about him and those were verified by firsthand accounts and witnesses to his job performance, attitude, insensitivity, and lack of concern in handling constituent issues.
This past fall we went to a coffee hour for Tommy Waters, and it was like night and day. Everything he said that night lifted our hearts and gave us hope. In our eyes Tommy was like a breath of fresh air.
We saw his commitment, his strong work ethic, his quick smile, and his ability to get along even with those he disagrees with. He’s honest, caring and the only politician we have ever known who gives his cell phone number out to everyone, and he takes those calls. He’s a good listener and truly interested in what constituents share with him.