Job: State representative
Background: Office manager, policy analyst, Legislature; board of directors, Hawaii Meth Project; Hawaii Invasive Species Council
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
The right to public education for all should not be eroded by diverting public funds to benefit exclusive private schools. I support this amendment so long as public funds are used only when there are no public classrooms available, and only as a transition until new public facilities open.
What is your one big idea?
Education is the key to a better future for our next generation. We should eliminate the financial barriers preventing many from going to college. We can follow Oregon where students can attend college with no up-front cost, instead paying back 2 percent of their earnings over the next 20 years.