During my time in public service, as a Hawaiʻi State Representative and as a Honolulu City Councilmember, I have always fought for working families and the vulnerable. I was born and raised on Oʻahu. My grandparents were Filipino immigrants who worked hard to call Hawaiʻi home. I know the importance of a strong work ethic, acting with integrity and doing what you say you are going to do.
There are so many challenges facing our Honolulu community. COVID-19 brought our economy to a standstill and our working families are in distress. The cost of living is too high, housing is in short supply and it seems like we hear a new story of crime or drug abuse each day.
To some, it seems like things just keep getting worse – but, not to me. I see this as a pivotal opportunity in our City’s history. We can choose to continue the status quo or make bold changes now.
Our unique Hawaiʻi lifestyle is special because of the beautiful aina but we stay here because of the strong sense of commitment to ʻohana that you can’t find anywhere else. To me, our strength comes from our people. Honolulu’s rich history and traditions must be preserved and protected while we work together to create opportunities for our children and grandchildren to live happy, healthy, productive lives here at home.
Join me today. Change starts now.