High School Social Studies Teacher, Maryknoll School (1996-2000); Law Clerk, Judge Dexter Del Rosario (2003-2004); Law Clerk, Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr. (2004-2005); Attorney, Senate Majority Research Office (2005-2006); Attorney, Law Office of Eric A.
Crafting laws and policies that address the complex challenges facing our State requires leaders who are driven by values embodied in the concepts of aloha, kuleana, and ohana; leaders who will put in the work to understand the complexity of problems and draw upon best practices and evidence-based data to craft laws that address these problems; and leaders who are willing to listen and bring diverse (and sometimes conflicting) points of view together to arrive at solutions that work for communities. I believe I have brought and can continue to bring these values and skills to elected office in representing the people of Hawaii.
Cost of Living in Hawaii; Housing; Economic Opportunities
Advancing measures that provide opportunities for working families to thrive.
Passing laws are just one aspect of being a good legislator. Legislative oversight and collaboration with executive agencies, working with community stakeholders from non-profit agencies to industry leaders engaged in important community work, and addressing constituents' concerns are all ways I hope to work to improve the lives of constituents.