Council hopeful aims to do job without ‘drama’ of incumbent

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oct. 26, 2012

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City Councilman Tom Berg makes no apologies for his outspoken, aggressive approach to politics. “If I have to raise my voice to shed light on corruption, greed and graft, I will raise my voice,” he said.

His strident political persona and some well-publicized controversies have made Berg a well-known political figure on Oahu, but that fame may also make him vulnerable to a challenge by four-term state Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine.

Pine said residents of the Leeward Oahu Council district tell her that “we just want someone who can do the job without all the drama.”

“Tom Berg has created more division in our community than any other leader in Leeward Coast history,” Pine said. “It just is really sad to me because we have a lot of work to do on the Leeward Coast.”