Public school special needs educator 7+ years
Business owner; 20+ years financial services industry; hotel worker;
Master of Education and Master of Business Administration from Chaminade University Bachelor of Science from University of San Francisco in Applied Economics
Diplome de Patisserie Ecole de Cuisine Lavarenne in France.
My working experience provided me with the skill sets of a problem solver. The analytical (looking at what caused the problem) from my years in the financial services industry and creativity (imagination to create ideas for a solution) from my years working in culinary and education field.
60 years of promises by the Democratic party in our state, we continue to have:
*. Record numbers of people working two or more jobs – or only able to find part- time work
* The nation’s highest cost of living
* One of the nation’s lowest rates of home ownership rates
* The growth of homelessness
* Inadequate public schools turning out graduates – and dropouts!
* Heavy tax burden – Hawai‘i’s 4 percent GET is one of America’s most efficient ways to extract dollars from residents and visitors.
* Out-of-control government, which prioritizes special interest groups at the expense of taxpayers
High quality paying jobs; quality public school education and infrastructure; affordable housing
As an educatior, my highest priority is obtaining federal, state, private individuals and corporations to assist in building better school facilities that our keiki deserve.
Most people are not aware what our public officials are capable of doing on their behalf. As a U.S. Senator I represent our state at the federal level. If constituents has a problem with their Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, these are federal programs, I would be able to look into the matter on their behalf in Washington DC. For example Denied benefits, social security payments are wrong, any problems should be directed to the US Senator’s office.
‘Ohana is very meaningful to me. It means I believe in the sanctity of life (prolife) and natural death (not assisted suicide). God and faith have have always been here in Hawai’i let us not forget.