Through my work in the community, I realized that the people of Hawai‘i need new voices for change.
I proudly represent a diverse community of working class and military families. In my first term, I have drafted and advocated for legislation that defends our human right to clean water during the Red Hill water crisis; assisted hundreds of neighbors through Covid-related issues; secured funding for long-overdue road, school, and transportation needs; fought for best practices in ending homelessness and disparity in our criminal justice system; and voted for measures that support working people across the state including raising the minimum wage, making the Earned Income Tax Credit permanent and refundable, and establishing fair taxes for visitors.
In the future, I hope to continue to fight for the district at the state level, stabilize the rental and housing market for young families, support worker-ownership of the tourism industry to keep wealth here, defend our fragile island environment, and advance equal opportunity through education and the arts.
When not at the capitol, I continue to practice law, write, and volunteer with my former job at Kokua Kalihi Valley Healthcare Center and other organizations. In my free time, I like cooking and surfing.
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