I am the son of a single mother, a product of a working class family, and a fighter for justice and equality. I owe my upbringing to my mother and sister who helped shape me into a person who always acts with compassion and empathy. After graduating high school, I answered my nation's call for service and joined the US Air Force. After six years of honorable service and multiple deployments overseas in support of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I decided to use my GI BILL to go to college and earn my degree.
I have dedicated myself to working hard to increase working family
wages, protecting our precious ecosystems, achieving affordable
healthcare, addressing the affordable housing crisis, and providing
teachers with the salaries and resources they deserve. I am at my best
when I am able to serve others, and I hope to do so for everyone in our
community and across the islands. We have so much to be proud of in
Hawaiʻi, but there’s a lot of work to do to ensure that each individual
has the representation they deserve. A vote for our campaign is a vote
for effective leadership and for positive change.