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House District 44 - Waianae | Makaha | Makua

Jo Jordan (D)*

Age: 52
Job: State representative
Background: Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board; neighborhood security watch programs, community policing and Weed & Seed projects

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

I support the constitutional amendment allowing public money to be spent on private early childhood education programs because it allows the general public to vote on this issue. More importantly, I strongly support early childhood education programs that prepare our keiki for school.

What is your one big idea?

My one big idea that I have been working on is social impact bonds to fund social programs and services with no initial outlay of taxpayer funds. As a result of a resolution passed last year, a preliminary study was completed, but this new approach needs more review before implementation.