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Matthias Kusch – Council District 2

Why I am running:

My 3 daughters were born and raised here, and like you, I want a bright future for them by embracing technology, creating affordable housing and working to protect the cultural landscape and environment.

After working for Hawaii Fire Department for 25 years, managing affordable rentals that actively coordinate with the County, and having led several local non-profits; I understand the County of Hawaii inside and out. I have reached a milestone in life where I am uniquely qualified to take on the biggest issues facing Hawaii Island and turn them into solutions.

Our homeless/houseless population needs to be addressed so families feel safe and business’ can thrive. Now is the time to take this proven experience, local know-how, and make progress together to a better future.

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Former council members Jimmy Arakaki & Donald Ikeda
Endorsed by:
Japanese Chamber of Commerce
State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers
Operating Engineers
National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Hawaii Firefighters Association
Hawaii Firefighters Association
Hawaii Government Employees Association
General Contractors Association of Hawaii
Plumbers UA Local 675

We support Matthias because of his effectiveness in advancing the Hilo Bayfront Trails project. His successful career in the Fire Department and other ventures has given him unique insights into how to make things really happen. He is collaborative, creative, and truly enjoys a challenging task that benefits his community

Matthias brings his background from the Hawaii Fire Department, his business and volunteer work to provide the experience the County Council needs, I support his candidacy for District 2

Matthias has a long history of being a supportive and objective leader. He is known for being decisive under pressure, but always interested in hearing others’ ideas and opinions to overcome a challenge.

Female Firsts in Hawai‘i Fire Department

Voting & District Resources

Election Day
Ballots must be received by the County Elections Division by close of voting, 7:00 p.m.
General: November 8, 2022

Paper Registration Deadline
Paper Voter Registration Applications must be submitted to your County Elections Division by:
General: October 31, 2022

Voters may register online at any time or in-person at a voter service center.

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