2012 Candidate for U.S. Representative District 2Representative District 2
1. Do you believe that the United States government should formally acknowledge the special legal and political status of Native Hawaiians, as it has done for Native American and Alaska Native Groups? If so, what would you do to secure such ackowledgment for Native Hawaiians? If not, why not?
Yes, I believe that Native Hawaiians should be treated the same as other indigenous people.
2. What are some examples of actions that you have personally taken to better the conditions of Native Hawaiians?
I have attended rallies and formal sessions advocating the betterment of Native Hawaiians. I have attended legislative sessions supporting Hawaiian rights.
3. How would you address the challenges of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act and the Native Hawaiian Education Act?
Native Hawaiians have been neglected in the progress of Hawai‘i and I would be a strong advocate in Washington, D.C., for native Hawaiian health and education benefits.
The opinions expressed here are those of the candidate and do not represent the views of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.