Unafraid to challenge
the status quo.
A strong advocate
for our community.
I'm here to serve our community.
Working through and out of the pandemic has been a challenge for all of us.
I know that our community is concerned about the basics: security, housing opportunity, roads and cost of living.
I am continuing to work with residents to make progress in each of these areas. So far, we have partnered with law enforcement to create the Ala Moana-Kakaʻako security watch; completed Hale Kalele on Alder Street (that provides 200 affordable rental units); funded $2 million for Kakaʻako road improvement design; and increased the minimum wage to $18.
I know that corruption and government reform are also top of mind. I have worked since 2013 to take on abuses against our community by reforming HCDA to make it more responsive to residents and challenging the Chun Brothers to take back our roads. In May, the House of Representatives also created a commission, chaired by Judge Dan Foley, to draft ethics reform proposals for us.
Same sex marriage
100% renewable energy mandate
All mail voting
Title IX protection
A permanent and refundable EITC for working families
$18 minimum wage, which will be the highest in the nation
Even with these accomplishments, there is much more work to be done. I look forward to working with our community to advance Hawaiʻi so that everyone can have opportunity.