Job: Social worker, Department of Health
Background: Hawaii Government Employees Association steward
Do you support the constitutional amendment to allow public money to be spent on private preschool? Why?
The proposed constitutional amendment will allow the use of public funds to subsidize private preschools. While I support early childhood education, I do not support funding private schools with taxpayer dollars. Attention and funding should be used to improve and sustain the school program we already have in place.
What is your one big idea?
Require an order to immediately treat individuals facing criminal charges when a judge initially finds the accused unfit to proceed and dangerous to decrease violence against staff and increase patient safety. The State Hospital increasingly has become a forensic institution, all admitted are legally encumbered, many with violent felony charges.