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Why I'm Running

As a community organizer, Neighborhood Board Chair, and public health advocate, I have helped deliver results by effectively collaborating with our local, state, and federal leaders.  I want to use my experience and collaborative leadership approach to better address the problems we're facing by bridging the divide between our community and government. I'm running for State Representative because a lot of work needs to be done to address homelessness and to ensure that Honolulu is safer and more affordable for local residents.

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Meet Ian

Ian Ross is a dedicated public servant with a long background in community organizing and public health advocacy. Born in Honolulu and raised on Kauai, Ian's commitment to public service is deeply ingrained in his upbringing and experiences.


District 23, encompassing McCully, Moiliili, Pawaa, Kapahulu, and portions of Lower Makiki and Ala Moana, is the heart of Honolulu. Ian is committed to ensuring it is a vibrant and safe community. He understands the unique challenges and opportunities within the district and is dedicated to making a positive and lasting impact.


In his role as Public Affairs Director at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and his impactful tenure with the Alzheimer's Association, Ian has been at the forefront of healthcare advocacy, focusing on improving outcomes for family caregivers and the most vulnerable segments of our community.


As the Chair of the Makiki Neighborhood Board, Ian has been a vocal advocate for neighborhood safety, actively addressing issues such as illegal game rooms and supporting neighborhood security watch programs.  Additionally, his work in the Legislature as a bill drafter and then legislative aide to the Senate Housing Chair has equipped him with a deep understanding of the legislative process.


Ian’s campaign is rooted in experience, passion, and a deep-seated desire to serve his community. He is ready to tackle the pressing issues of housing affordability, public safety, and homelessness, on day one.

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