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U.S. Senate

Michael Kokoski (L)

Age: 49
Background: Federal prisoner (3/92); probation (6/08-4/10); working as machinist; back to prison for failing drug tests (4/10-9/12)

What makes you qualified to be a U.S. senator?

The God of Heaven loves me; and, after serving so many years locked up by the federal government, I am the only candidate qualified to represent and advance personal freedoms and liberties for the people of Hawaii on the floor of the United States Senate.

Should the United States recognize a Native Hawaiian government through an administrative rule rather than an act of Congress?

I think that the administrative process of official recognition should be made and then appealed to the floor of the United States Senate, where I would sit and stand on behalf of the people of Hawaii, who would advise me how to proceed to the vote.

What changes, if any, would you make to the federal health care reform law?

I would vote for legislation that allows individuals, businesses and religious organizations to deny benefits to employees and services to the public in accordance with their religious beliefs; and vote to federally fund the health care provided to the Micronesian people rather than placing burdens on states to fund it.

Should Hawaii be exempt from the Jones Act, the federal maritime law that protects the domestic shipping industry from foreign competition?

Yes. Absolutely!

Would you repeal the Common Core curriculum standards for public schools?