by Diane Ako
(KHNL) - 49 year old Nestor Garcia is no stranger to politics. He serves on the Honolulu City Council representing the communities of Waikele, Waipahu, Village Park, Makakilo, Kunia, and Mililani. Prior to becoming a councilmember, Garcia served in the State House of Representatives for eight years, and worked in Washington as press secretary for Hawaii's senior senator Daniel Inouye.
But before entering politics, Garcia questioned the politicians. Hewas a news reporter for KHON for ten years. A 1980 graduate of the university of hawaii garcia has worked as a bank executive and serves on numerous non profit organizations.
"I know tourism is the engine that drives our economy" says Garcia.