Job: Community volunteer
Background: Former state representative; Hawaii Commission on the Status of Women; Mililani Neighborhood Board
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
Yes. Growing research suggests that children with a preschool experience have more positive outcomes over their lifetime. In my district for school year 2012-2013, only 71 percent of children entering a DOE kindergarten had attended preschool. Every child deserves to enter school with the same advantage as their peers.
What is your one big idea?
To establish an array of affordable, accessible services for our kupuna that allows them to live safely, and in dignity, and provides the necessary support and relief for their caregivers.