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House District 40 - Ewa Beach | Iroquois Point

Bob McDermott (R) *

Age: 50
Job: State representative
Background: Executive director of the Navy League; Kalihi Palama Neighborhood Board; veteran of first Gulf War

Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?

No. We simply cannot afford another major entitlement program when our schools current infrastructure and improvements need desperate attention. This new program will necessarily require a major tax increase at some point. Plus, the current proposal is hostile to religious hosted schools; thereby being counterintuitive to the stated purpose.

What is your one big idea?

Air-conditioning for Campbell High School and other Leeward schools to improve the learning environment. Studies show that excessive heat creates a poor learning environment and lowers test scores.