Job: State representative; attorney
Background: Founder, Kapolei Keiki Wellness Day, Kapolei After-Tax Shred Day, Kapolei graffiti paint-out
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
Research shows that children who benefit from a quality preschool education perform better academically, socially and cognitively because the foundations of brain development and lifelong learning are established at a young age. I support a constitutional amendment that would allow Hawaii’s keiki to have access to quality preschool education.
What is your one big idea?
My focus on economic development in Kapolei by integrating commercial, academic, tourist and cultural interests while creating jobs. The Kapolei Heritage Park, Honouliuli internment camp museum, and a creative film/media park next to UHWO are part of my efforts to put the Second City first for West Oahu residents.