Aloha,

To those of you who helped in my recent campaign and to those of you who voted and participated in any way in the recent election here on Kaua’i, MAHALO!

The Himalayan country of Bhutan has adopted a policy that government’s mission is not an ever-increasing Gross National Product (GNP), but rather Gross National Happiness (GNH). One of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness is governance. I agree, and I hope that you do, too. How we as a democratic society make our collective decisions together affects our collective happiness and wellbeing. Whether as a politically active citizen or as an elected official, we can all play a part in creating happiness and wellbeing in our community.

While an election is the most important event in a democracy, the individual decisions made by elected officials are also critical, so I hope you will stay tuned through this website or other means. Your participation, joined with others, can keep Kauai Kauai while making it more prosperous, healthy and sustainable than ever.

With deep appreciation for you, our community and our world,

JoAnn-Yukimura-Signature