Ranae Keane is a candidate for Hawaiʻi County Council District 9. Economic SustainabilityProactive Policy and Stewardship of Hawaiʻi is what Ranae Keane will work to improve for the people of Hawaiʻi County. Ranae has a background in education and management having been sought after to direct programs in Hawaiʻi, Mainland USA, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands. She has assisted non-profit organizations at the local, regional, collegiate and professional levels.  She also is an accomplished artist in the fields of movement and photography. Ranae has been a small business owner for decades and currently operates EMotion Galleries. Ranae is an independent contractor for several for local companies in the tourism industry within the Kona and Kohala Districts of Hawaiʻi Island. 

Ranae Keane’s degrees include a B.A. in Dance Theatre, B.A. in Fitness Instruction & Promotion, and a M.A. in Youth and Human Services Nonprofit Administration. Among her professional credits she has served as Project Coordinator for Camp Adventure World Services, Executive Director of Kinetic Energy Schools of Movement & Music, Educator at Innovations Public Charter School, Educator at Hualali Academy, ACDF Festival Coordinator and for five years Keane was faculty at the University of Northern Iowa. Many people recognize Ranae from her time on the stage as a hula dancer at Lava Lava Beach Club, Hilton Waikoloa and the Mauna Kea Beach Resort. Ranae Keane and her husband of 20 years, Duncan Bamsey, have both been Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award nominees for their work in the recording and music industries of Hawaiʻi.

Economic Sustainability 

Our county must support long-term economic growth without negatively impacting social, environmental and cultural aspects of the community. The approach must be multi-facited in tourism, agriculture and energy to strengthen District 9 and our County's economy. Covid 19 has had a greater impact to our economy due to a lack of economic diversification on Hawaii Island.  The current state of events will actually allow us to shape the future of tourism, agriculture and make the people who live and work in Hawaii our priority.

Proactive Policy

Hawaiʻi County Council must have a proactive approach. Proactive long term approaches to invasive species, water quality and affordable housing has to be a priority over reactive short sighted legislation.  We must have action plans in place to address the issues before a situation becomes a source of confrontation or crisis.  We must be cognizant of infrastructure when developing legislation so the energy spent creating policy is effective and efficient not only in the scope of todays issues but also to create long term stability.

Stewards of Hawaiʻi

We must be good stewards of the air, water, land and culture of Hawaiʻi. The natural resources of Hawaiʻi Island are a treasure not to be used haphazardly, but to be cultivated and protected. We must support Hawaiian cultural heritage in our actions.  Collaboration, respect and dignity must be the way of life and carried through in the actions of our government. The health of the land and the people is a value that must be first and foremost in the actions of government. We must foster a valuable society for our future generations. 

Ranae is a candidate for Hawaiʻi County Council District 9.  Please show your support by voting for Ranae Keane in the Primary Election on August 8, 2020.  You must be registered to vote by July 9, 2020.  To register online, visit olvr.hawaii.gov.

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