Job: State representative
Background: Former state senator; served on boards of Kaimuki YMCA, Kapahulu Center, Friends of Waikiki Aquarium
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
Yes, while I support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent for private preschools with qualifications (such as no religious teachings and quality standards), that decision is ultimately for voters to decide on the November 2014 ballot. Early education needs multiple solutions, not just private preschools
What is your one big idea?
To address huge unfunded deficits of the state health insurance fund, develop the kind of reforms approved in 2011 and 2012 for the state pension system.