"It's a major, it's an existential threat really that could cause significant damage for us. So we're very concerned about it," said David Tarnas, State Representative for the North Kona, North Kohala, South Kohala districts.
"Tarnas shared updates on several bills he has sponsored this session, including HB1153, which would allow remote testimony, such as by phone or video, in legislative hearings; HB765, which would require state plans to address sea level rise; and HB1152, which would fund stakeholder engagement for the development of fisheries management plans statewide.
Tarnas also presented certificates from the State Legislature to Nau’i Murphy and Shelby Loo, two Waimea Middle School teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, the most respected professional certification for U.S. K-12 educators."
"David Tarnas, who served two terms in the state House of Representatives from 1994-98, will assume the District 7 House seat after a hard fought primary rematch against eight-time incumbent, Cindy Evans, and a victory in the general over Republican Tom Belekanich by a total of 6,424 votes to 1,932 votes. A total of 628 votes were left blank."
"Challenger David Tarnas on Saturday unseated incumbent Cindy Evans in the Democratic primary for one of Hawaii’s longest-occupied seats in the state House of Representatives."