Job: Hope Chapel Kahaluu senior pastor; city part-time recreational summer aide
Background: Families Against Drugs coordinator; Kahaluu Community Policing organizer
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
No. I agree with the intent of the Early Childhood Education Program, but the state is moving too fast. I have concerns about faith-based preschools that make up 50 percent of all preschools. I would consider a preschool voucher system that would allow parents to choose, eliminating constitutional issues.
What is your one big idea?
I would propose a plan that would bring small farmers together, to be able to sell their produce to our schools. I would start by lobbying for authorization from the federal government and approval from our state to include “poi” as an approved starch for all Hawaii school lunches.