I will use my experience in all three branches of city government to ensure that our community's voice is heard and needs are met.
I have spent my career serving our community, and I will fight to make government more accessible and responsive to your needs.
I am here to listen, so we can tap into the generational knowledge that exists in our community and together move our community forward.
My name is Matt Weyer, and I am running to represent Council District 2. Together we can ensure that our community’s voice, your voice, is heard.
I hope to bring a fresh perspective while using my experience as a former domestic violence prosecutor, and years as a community advocate, to fight for our community with integrity and transparency.
I commit to being accessible and listening to your needs. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to talk story. I am here and ready to listen, learn, and serve.
I grew up in Waikele during my teenage years and owe who I am to my family. Raised by a single mom as a child, I understand the frustration of our families that work hard but still find themselves unable to afford a home or keep up with the rising cost of living.
My stepfather served in the military for 30 years, and growing up I was taught the importance of looking out for our neighbors and serving our community. By working together to invest in our families, community, and island, we can achieve the quality of life our communities deserve.
After graduating from Mid-Pacific, I went to UH Mānoa for undergrad, grad school in public administration, and law school, receiving certificates in environmental and Native Hawaiian law. During law school, I both worked to protect our water resources and mentored incarcerated youth as a board member for Law for Youth Empowerment.
I then served as a felony domestic violence prosecutor handling intimate partner violence and child abuse cases before entering private civil practice. As a prosecutor, I saw how crime and a lack of mental health and substance abuse treatment can affect our community. Together we can do better.
I left private practice to work in the public sector because I believe it is possible to create an affordable and vibrant Hawaiʻi. I first served as a policy advisor at the City Council and then transitioned to working on affordable housing and homeless services. My three terms on the Neighborhood Board have allowed me to hear many of your concerns and share in many of your successes. This was only possible because of you; you allowed me to be a part of the conversation.
As your candidate, I will be continuing those conversations by walking door-to-door over the next several months. My goal during this time will be to listen, for this election is about you and building trust. I humbly ask for your vote so that we can continue to fight for our community.