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Hunt vying for Council District 5 seat


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 newspaper Big Island Chronicle, said she 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.

Tiffany Edwards Hunt

Tiffany Edwards Hunt

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 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.

Hunt also serves as the president of the Mainstreet Pahoa Association 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.

For further information, contact Hunt at (808) 938-8592, or email

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