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Question: If elected, will you commit to exclusively serve 100% Hawaii-grown coffee (including 100% Kona Coffee) at events sponsored by your office?
I proudly serve Kona coffee and Hawaiian food to constituents that visit my offices and I would continue to share and provide these wonderful products if elected to the US Senate. I am proud of the fact that President Obama has chosen to serve Kona coffee to White House visitors.
I am proud to have successfully convinced the White House to serve Kona coffee during the time President George W. Bush was in office. As Governor, I proudly displayed the White House menu in my office, which featured Kona coffee at a state dinner I attended. I will commit to serving Hawaii coffee and other Hawaii grown products to visitors to my office and to the extent practical, at other events where I am the host. If elected as your next Senator I will continue be a strong advocate for our states products.
US REPRESENTATIVE, District 2
DNR Matthew DiGeronimo
Ill commit to serving Hawaii grown coffee at my office events, but there will be exceptions in cases in Washington, D.C. when it is not available.
HAWAII COUNTY MAYOR
Yes. We already do this and served Hawaii-grown coffee from the Hawaii Island booth during the recent APEC conference. I support all crops grown on Hawaii Island and the Office of the Mayor will continue to serve and promote only Hawaii Island-grown coffees and purchase only Hawaii Island-grown coffees for official gifts.
Most of the time, even when meetings are sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, refreshments are provided by others, and control at times may be difficult. If budget and circumstances allow, then yes.
STATE SENATE, District 3
Yes, I would proudly serve it!
STATE SENATE, District 4
DNR Kelly Greenwell
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, District 5
I commit to promoting and serving only 100% Kona Coffee in my office and at official events. I also support marketing the idea of serving 100% Kona Coffee at all hotels located on Hawaii island. And I support an effort to encourage the hotels to try all of our small farm coffees as a truly buy local effort. However the reality is that many hotels are under coffee supply contracts with vendors and must comply with provisions of those contracts. Hotel management will make the final decision under those vendor contracts.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, District 6
DNR Kalei Akaka
DNR Bucky Leslie
As a representative of this district, I would consider it my responsibility to show my commitment to promoting the regions products whenever possible.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE, District 7
I would love to, but I doubt I can afford it.
COUNTY COUNCIL, District 6
Working for the County Council for the past seven years, it has always been my practice to serve 100% Kona Coffee. The coffee drinkers in our office, myself included, drink nothing less.
I will serve only Kona and Kau coffee.
COUNTY COUNCIL, District 7
Dru Mamo Kanuha..YES
Absolutely!! Currently serve 100% Kona Coffee in our office.
COUNTY COUNCIL, District 8
We drink and serve only 100% Kona Coffee at the WHCC office.
HAWAII COUNTY PROSECUTOR
So long as procurement rules are not violated.