Puna News — Tiffany Edwards Hunt Has Filed Nomination Papers For Puna Council Seat

Tiffany Edwards Hunt(PR) — Hawaii Island writer Tiffany Edwards Hunt has filed nomination papers for the Hawaii County Council District 5 seat, representing Puna.

Hunt, who is the editor of the 6,000 circulation monthly, Big Island Chronicle, sees transportation, growth and development, waste management, and public health and safety as key issues that Puna is facing. She is committed to tackling these initiatives and others in representing the district that spans Glenwood to Kalapana and Opihikao.  Hoping to open up the line of communication between the Hawaii County Council and the Puna constituency,  Hunt intends to offer regular office hours in Puna at no additional expense to taxpayers.

Hunt has covered Hawaii County politics for 13 years, and hopes to offer quality leadership that will result in positive change for Puna.  Hunt has published her free monthly newspaper since 2012 and has had bigislandchronicle.com up and running since 2008.  She has served as a writer for Stephens Media, namely West Hawaii Today and Big Island Weekly, Hawaii Island Journal and Hawaii Business magazine. Hunt, along with publishing her newspaper, is the editorial advisor for the University of Hawaii Hilo student newspaper Ke Kalahea and works part time helping Hawaii Academy of Arts and Sciences public charter school students develop their yearbook.   She also helps her surfboard shaper husband, Jeff Hunt, with the family’s retail business in Pahoa Village.

Tiffany Edwards Hunt also serves as the president of the Mainstreet Pahoa Associaton and the secretary of the Pahoa Booster Club, focused on supporting athletics in both regular DOE and charter schools in the Pahoa area. She is past president of both the Puna Community Medical Center board and Big Island Press Club.

Hunt will be at the following community events this week, to visit with her in person:

— Pahoa Booster Club Pahoa Spirit Parade planning meeting, 3 p.m., Monday, April 7, Pahoa Neighborhood Facility also known as Pahoa Community Center

— Ainaloa Community Association meeting, 6 p.m., Monday, April 7, Ainaloa Longhouse

— Uncle Robert’s Awa Club, 3 p.m., Keliiho’omalu property in Kalapana

— Mountain View Village Center Planning Group, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10, Mountain View Elementary School Cafeteria

— Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education farmers market, 8 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 12-247 West Pohakupele Loop, Seaview neighborhood in Kalapana

For more information on Hunt’s candidacy or to invite her to your Council District 5 neighborhood, contact Tiffany Edwards Hunt at (808)938-8592, or email tiffanyedwardshunt@gmail.com.  Check out the Friends of Tiffany Edwards Hunt website at tiffanyedwardshunt.tumblr.com , or follow Hunt on Facebook (Tiffany Edwards Hunt) and Twitter (Tiffany Hunt). Or, Google #Hunt4Puna.

6 replies
  1. Pomai
    Pomai says:

    Good luck with your candidacy. You certainly qualify for having a “feel” for the issues of Hawaii Island, and I hope you have a good experience as a candidate. Puna deserves to have political representatives that do not seem “off base” when handling sensitive topics (both at the county and state levels).

  2. Forrest
    Forrest says:

    I wish you the best in this! You’ve been covering politics a long time here and definitely are accessible to many different messages and people.

    Can’t vote for ya since I moved over to Oahu, but wishing ya the best.

  3. Ken
    Ken says:

    Got to admire the intellect of the average Puna voter.

    Can’t even understand who is who in what district – and I believe its spelled “adversary”

    Yes, Tiffany, you do have your work cut out for you!

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