Job: State representative
Background: Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board; neighborhood security watch programs, community policing and Weed & Seed projects
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
I support the constitutional amendment allowing public money to be spent on private early childhood education programs because it allows the general public to vote on this issue. More importantly, I strongly support early childhood education programs that prepare our keiki for school.
What is your one big idea?
My one big idea that I have been working on is social impact bonds to fund social programs and services with no initial outlay of taxpayer funds. As a result of a resolution passed last year, a preliminary study was completed, but this new approach needs more review before implementation.