Through my work in the community, I realized that the people of Hawai‘i need new voices for change.
NOW is the time to demand more from local politics.
I hope to represent you in the State House of Representatives for Kalihi Kai, Halawa Estates, Sand Island, Airport. Hawaii’s economy relies on the people who live and work in District 30, and the community deserves leaders who advocate for the value of their work and the dignity of their homes.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Hawaii is facing unique challenges. Thousands of families throughout Kalihi and Halawa have been affected, losing income and forcing individuals to make difficult decisions regarding health, safety, and education.
The state legislature has been in recess since March and shows no interest or capacity to work remotely. Despite making decisions that impact the lives of thousands, most state offices have suspended open meetings and public records laws completely. The state unemployment system has been a debacle. Government offices have not communicated well with the public.
The pandemic has reignited conversations about healthcare, direct advocacy, the safety of children and the elderly, and diversifying our economy in the 21st Century. We must not govern from fear, but from an open and democratic process, based on public health, best practices, and our rights under law. We can never go back to ‘business as usual’ at the state legislature. The time for new leadership is now.
It would be an honor to represent you, using my experience as a lawyer, journalist, and teacher.
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