County Council- District 6
Kona to Ka'u
Colehour Bondera is a farmer and community developer. Raising Kona coffee, avocados, and his two children on their farm in Honaunau over the last 20 years has embedded him in the community. He continues to serve his community through local farmer associations, solving community needs, and responding to his neighbors. He is a strong leader, frequently serving as president and founding organizations, when the need arises.
Colehour believes this island can have a food secure, thriving local economy, by taking care of the ‘Aina and our community. With the pandemic, rising costs, and the ups and downs of tourism, our residents are struggling. High housing costs, inadequate transportation, lack of decent jobs, and outmoded schools are challenges that many families face. Having dealt personally with many of these challenges, he’s ready to stand up for the needs of his neighbors in District 6.
Listening to our diverse community and how they see change happening is how he works. Hawaii County Council can change our families’ lives significantly with better planning, access to affordable housing and public transportation, higher quality schools and real family supporting jobs. As an island, we need a sustainable local food system and economy moving away from fossil fuel dependency. With your help, he will work with the other members of the County Council and Mayor to make this happen!