Father | Husband | Rancher | Community Leader | Veterinarian

Aloha, My name is Herbert "Tim" Richards, the elected Councilmember representing you and District 9; Waimea, Hawi, Kapaau, Waikoloa, Kawaihae, Puako, Waikii - Pretty much all of North and South Kohala. I'm seeking re-election in the Mail-in primary election on August 8th, 2020. 

Who is Dr. Herbert M. "Tim" Richards III? Let me start by telling you a little about myself and how this helps you and your community.

I'm a veterinarian at Veterinary Associates Inc. in Waimea, a passionate advocate for building a more robust agriculture industry. I'm currently serving my second term as your Councilmember for District 9.

Tim is a sixth-generation "kama'aina" resident of Hawaii and third generation to the Big Island. Born and raised in North Kohala, Tim grew-up working on the family-owned and operated Kahua Ranch, a cattle and sheep operation that also had greenhouse farming, growing tomatoes, lettuce, and long stem carnations. Through these life experiences, he developed a deep appreciation for the lands of Hawaii and the people who work and steward those lands.

Through collaborative partnerships in our community, I bring people together – especially those who have no seat at the table. As an island in the middle of the Pacific, we must come together to become more "self-reliant" and united as one Hawaii Island.

My vision;

  • Ignite the agriculture industry to power our local economy.
  • Develop renewable energy options for Big Island.
  • Update our infrastructure.
  • Responsibly manage and steward our land.
  • Take care of our homeless neighbors.
  • Spark economic growth.

Together, we can build a healthier and more sustainable Hawaii Island.

As I walk into the office ( actually it's a Zoom meeting - vroom, vroom), I'm reminded that the work we do in this community makes a huge difference. Knowing that motivates my work. Your vote makes it all possible.


Vote Tim Richards

It's not me... It's We.

For these reasons, I'm asking for your support  (hint ☑ #VoteTimrichards) in my bid to seek re-election to the Hawaii County Council, District 9, and continue serving you and the community.

With my profound appreciation,