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Kathryn Henski is running for House of Representatives district 22, Waikiki and Ala Moana. She sat down with Joe Kent as a part of The Grassroot Institute with Keli’ikathryn henski Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu.

Kathryn began by explaining her biggest issues, “The homeless, that’s an overriding problem, and one that needs to be taken care of. Another issue is the erosion and pollution of the beaches… [and] another area that I feel is important is the seniors.”

“Senior citizens are underrepresented in my district. They’re not even brought up,” Kathryn explained, “I see the baby boomers aging, and I know some of the issues, which is being able to stay in their homes in Waikiki and not needing anyone to take care of them.” As the cost of living in Hawaii continues to rise, and many younger generations move away in search of prosperity, Hawaii’s seniors will need to find cost-effective options that allow them to live autonomously, said Kathryn.

When it comes to homelessness, Kathryn said she is tired of listening to politician’s speak about problems with no action. “Nobody seems to have a hands-on program that will take care of the homeless,” Kathryn proclaimed, “They need to stop making it a political issue, they’re not helping people… I have not seen any action taken.”

Listen to the full interview here: