Job: Associate pastor, Kaka‘ako Christian Fellowship
Background: Former Liliha Neighborhood Board member; former Lanakila Elementary part-time teacher
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
I firmly believe that early childhood education is important. But this proposal is not the best way to help our keiki. There are too many unanswered questions and concerns. Early childhood education should be affordable for all families, sustainable, and done in a way that respects our teachers and parents.
What is your one big idea?
Families and seniors work hard to make ends meet. We need to help them. One way to help make Hawaii more affordable for families is to lessen their tax burden. By eliminating the general excise tax on groceries and medical services, a family of four would save over $450/year.