• Time for me to say, “Mahalo and aloha”

    Today I announce that I will not be running for reelection to the State House of Representatives. I am deeply grateful for the 30 years of support from my District. After this long term of service, though, it’s time to move on. Every two years – even when I ran unopposed – I walked door-to-door to talk with residents. Our District’s people deserve to be personally contacted and heard by anyone who wants to earn their votes. It’s physically demanding but immensely rewarding. It’s the best way to get to know constituents as individuals and to listen to them in a one-on-one setting. I launched my Legislative journey in 1990,…