Job: Candidate for state House of Representatives
Background: YMCA of Honolulu; AMR Child Development Center; Hawaii Foodbank; Mormon Helping Hands
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
As a mother of a 3 year old, I am a proponent of early childhood education. However, I am opposed to the amendment. It establishes a dangerous precedent, of having public money fund private school education. If our state budget cannot provide for early education, that speaks volumes to priorities.
What is your one big idea?
Eliminating homelessness in Hawaii. Bringing ALL stakeholders to the table — including the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, ACLU, respected homeless advocacy groups and business community to resolve homelessness on an individual basis, not one size fits all approach. Funding would be joint responsibility of the stakeholders.