Job: Retired adviser to the head, state Department of Defense
Background: HOIE Community Association; O Ka‘u Kakou; Friends of Puna’s Future
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
I support student vouchers to give parents financial leverage in their determination of how well schools are educating their keiki. Therefore, if politicians are going to support and fund mandatory preschool, school vouchers should also apply to preschools. Vouchers would cover both public and private schools.
What is your one big idea?
Improve the way government supports the people. i.e. — term limits, voter approved pay raises for politicians, no “gut & replace,” line item veto, more county autonomy, get state out of primary election, put all qualified candidates on ballot, flat income tax above poverty level, no tax food & medicine.