Once again, election season is here. Our community deserves a level playing field.
I noticed an error in the naming of "Three more vying for isle OHA seat": "Jonah K. Kapu of Lahaina" (The Maui News, Sept. 8; Corrections, Sept. 13).
For many of us, myself included, growing up and/or living for some time in these islands imparts a unique intimacy that is often subtle and that is the name we know and relate to one another by. In this case, Jonah K. Kapu is known as Keeaumoku Kapu by his family, friends and maybe a few of his political adversaries.
Name recognition is a large part of any candidacy for elected office. Keeaumoku Kapu will not only represent and advocate for the less than 50 percent Native Hawaiians, he will address and pursue remedy for all island residents in a holistically sustainable manner.
Unlike previous Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees, Keeaumoku Kapu will not let the 49 percent Native Hawaiians who cannot and/or have not qualified for Hawaiian homelands get swept under a rock or into the bushes as we have seen in recent years.