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House District 12 - Spreckelsville | Upcountry Maui

Kyle T. Yamashita (D)*

Age: 54
Job: State representative; small-business man
Background: Boy Scouts of America Annual Council Dinner Committee member

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

Yes. The state does not have the financial means to build the infrastructure in order to meet the needs of all of our preschool children. Investing in the early years of a child’s development will save us in the out years in social and remedial services.

What is your one big idea?

Restructure our tax code to a system that will encourage and drive the economy. I believe this can be achieved while maintaining current revenue. Under the right tax structure our economy would become stronger and more vibrant, which would lead to a solid tax base.