Job: Legislative aide, office of Sen. Sam Slom
Background: Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights Neighborhood Board; Palolo Lions Club
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
If we are going to make preschool available for more children, it makes better sense to support existing businesses than for government to compete with them. Parents need to have more choices in educating their children, including options for preschooling.
What is your one big idea?
Our state should work with governing entities of similarly harmed bodies such as Guam, Puerto Rico and Alaska, to gain congressional passage of an “Affordable Shipping Act” to exempt Hawaii from the unjustifiably high shipping costs imposed on us by an antiquated federal law.