Monthly Archives: July 2004

Two Karamatsu Bills Become Law


I am happy to say that two of my bills were signed into law by the Governor, my bill requiring mandatory ethics training for elected and appointed state officials, and my bill protecting consumers and Hawaii businesses from those conducting fraudulent sales using the term “Ni'ihau.” As my freshman term ends, I am proud to say that I was able to get my goals for Hawaii achieved administratively, and now, by creating laws. In addition, I helped to secure nearly $32 million for the Waipahu area.

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Working Hard


These past several months, I have been working hard on my internet business. I am trying to double up the amount of time spent on my business since personal time was hard to find during the legislative session. Right now, the business is paying for itself. However, I hope to improve my revenue elevenfold by December 2004 so I can be comfortably in the “black.”

In addition, I have been meeting my neighbors to share my legislative accomplishments and hear their concerns. Its really nice seeing people I have be-friended in the past couple of years.

I understand that Governor Lingle and the Republicans are determined to get me out of office. In fact they are so aggressive, they have approached a couple of my former Democratic opponents to run against me as Republicans. I will just focus on my work for my community and the people of Hawaii. I will let my accomplishments in the legislature and community speak for itself. As a moderate Democrat, I have won the support of liberals, conservatives, and everything in-between.

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