John J. Pavao for mayor, 1928.


Mayoral Candidate for the County
of Honolulu


There are three of us running as Republicans. One of us is attached to sugar, and the sugar owners will ever more be his boss; another of us is in a higher class than us, and those of that class will be his boss should he win; as for me, I am of your class, and all of you will forever be my boss; and so who will you choose this coming October 6th? Will it be those out of your class, or will you select the one from your class?

I have faith and confidence that you and all of those of our class will choose me as a MOSES who will deliver this lahui from the burdens of Egypt, and our homeland, beloved Hawaii will come into MILK AND HONEY. Beloved is the land of our birth along with her ridges and rivers, and above all, my fellow makaainana who were troubled all these many past years. My victory will be a victory for us all; their victory will perhaps be our downfall. Don’t forget to mark my name so that I become a MOSES for us all. We are weak, but by standing together, we will be victorious; therefore all ohana work together and vote for J. J. PAVAO as your candidate for mayor.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 10/4/1928, p. 2)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Okatoba 4, 1928.


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