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House District 47 - Waialua | Kahuku | Waiahole

Kent K. Fonoimoana (D)

Age: 56
Job: Owner/operator of small service-related business
Background: Kahuku Community Association; Koolauloa Neighborhood Board; Defend Oahu Coalition

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

I support early education. I am concerned about amending the Constitution. Many private preschools are sponsored by secular organizations and their curriculum may conflict with constitutional protections. Preschool education may not be readily available to those who desire a nonsecular approach. There may be better alternatives for making preschool available.

What is your one big idea?

I have a several initiatives that I would like to have the opportunity to implement. The main idea I have is making our island state food and energy independent by developing work programs and exploring an alternative renewable energy source that could utilize Hawaii’s most abundant natural resource — water.