Frank C. Benevedes runs for supervisor, 1917.

Frank C. Benevedes

I am a candidate running for the position of supervisor in the Democratic party. I am Portuguese by birth, but I was born in Kohala, Hawaii, therefore, I am Hawaiian, without anyone denying this; I have many children in Hawaii who live here as their homeland and will lie in my dear land that I love.

I am a laborer, and work for the good of the laborers at all times, and thereby for the public, without regard for that but for equality.

Give your ballots for me this coming Saturday. I am your son, O Hawaii, to be proud of. Grant me an olive branch of aloha.

(Aloha Aina, 5/25/1917, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXII, Helu 21, Aoao 2. Mei 25, 1917.