I ran for office in 2018 for State House 46 and in 2020 for State Senate.
I ran so that people would have a choice of two different candidates. I lost those races, but I did accomplish my goal of giving the citizens the choice of a candidate that was distinctively different from the other ones in those races. The candidates had political pedigrees but lacked the conservative values of many in our community.
Wahiawa has approximately 45 churches. To my knowledge the voting records and beliefs of the two candidates I ran against were not consistent with most of the people living in the districts. One of the candidates said to me, “people don’t care about ideology, they just want their sidewalks fixed.”
My interest in political office isn’t to start a new career or as a stepping stone to something else but its to give the average citizen influence in their government.
HB1697, listed below is a prime example of special interest running government policy not the citizen. HB1697 supports a specific ideological worldview that is foreign to most parents and can only be construed as indoctrination when used in the classroom.
|Measure Title:||RELATING TO SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION.|
|Report Title:||Sexual Health; Training; Education|
|Description:||Requires DOE to provide comprehensive training for teachers and educational officers on sexual health topics that include positive and accurate representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, other sexual orientations and gender identities, persons of color, and disability communities to destigmatize and promote sexual health. Requires sexual health education programs to include similar sexual health topics to destigmatize and promote sexual health. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)|
|Current Referral:||EDU/HTH, WAM|
|Introducer(s):||PERRUSO, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAPELA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MARTEN, TAKUMI, TAM, WILDBERGER|
When I noticed one of the introducers, I could no longer sit on the sidelines.
Why would Representative Perruso, our current representative of State House district 46, vote for something clearly not in the interest of students or parents?
The majority of people in our community strongly oppose what would be called “sexual grooming” were it to be taking place between an adult and a minor outside of the classroom.
It is advocating a sexual free for all agenda on a sensitive subject for children when they’re most vulnerable to manipulation. It doesn’t take into account any of the parents expressed wish’s and further opens the door for pornography and questionable expressions of sexuality to children as young as preschool.
Nothing is more damaging to the trusting relationship between loving parents and their children then for schools to be expressing divisive opinions counter to the parents standards.
Opinions so divisive they have to be mandated by the force of LAW!
Our public schools are already rank in the lower end of education achievement by national comparison.
This is not a step for improving the futures of our children by teaching a “Woke Social Agenda” at the expense of Music, Arts, Athletics, or all the things which prepare the next generation for healthy and productive lives.
There is so much work to be done in our schools that this should take a much more minor role and not lose sight of the standards of education for our pupils.
If elected I will only support issues that is in the best interest of children and their parents.
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I am a strong supporter of law and order.
This is why I was appalled to see Bill HB1567 being voted on and passed by my opponent Representative Perusso.
This bill will have a negative impact on our community. It will increase crime by removing needed accountability from within our current judicial system. It will quickly release serious offenders on their own recognizance, giving them a green light to further victimize our neighborhoods and workplaces within hours of their arrest.
No society can thrive without reasonable laws and the enforcement of those laws.
Letting those who commit crimes out without posting bail has increased crime everywhere its been tried.
Why would our own elected representatives pass such foolish legislation except to please outside special interest groups?
The fact that SHOPO opposes HB1567 further highlights its potential negative impact on the peace of our community.
|Measure Title:||RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.|
|Report Title:||Bail; Release; Detention; Bail Report Interview; Videoconference; PSD|
|Description:||Eliminates the use of monetary bail and requires defendants to be released on their own recognizance for certain nonviolent offenses, subject to certain exclusions. Requires the department of public safety to take steps to provide videoconferencing to a defendant who chooses to participate in a bail report interview via videoconference. (CD1)|
|Current Referral:||PSM, JDC|
|Introducer(s):||MATAYOSHI, BRANCO, GANADEN, HASHIMOTO, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KITAGAWA, LOPRESTI, LOWEN, MCKELVEY, NAKASHIMA, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TAM, TARNAS, WILDBERGER|
HB1567 Relating to Criminal Pretrial wrongfully ignores a great amount of misdemeanor and, most worriedly, class C felony level offenses (punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine) that will result in a massive blow to the victims of such crimes.
These misdemeanors and class C felonies may include (in addition to others not listed):
- Burglary in the Second Degree (708-811)
- Theft in the third degree (708-832) ($250 to $750 in value)
- Theft in the second degree (708-831) ($750 to $20,000 in value)
- Unauthorized Entry in a Dwelling 2nd (708-812.6)
- Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle (708-836)
- Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle 2nd (ACT 006 )
- Unauthorized Entry into Motor Vehicle in the First Degree (708-836.5)
- Aggravated Harassment by Stalking (711-1106.4 and 711-1106.5)
- Arson in the Third and Fourth Degree (708-8253 and 708-8254)
- Violation of Privacy in the First and Second Degree (711-1110.9 and 711-1111)
- Promoting Gambling in the First and Second Degree (712-1221 and 712-1222)
- Promoting pornography (712-1214)
- Habitual solicitation of prostitution12-1209.5)
- Negligent Injury in the First and Second Degree (707-705 and 707-706)
- Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree (707-722)
- Unauthorized Possession of Confidential Personal Information (708-839.8)
- Identity Theft (708-839.7)
- Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (708-8100)
We need to help our police officers keep criminals off the street, not simply catch and release them back into the community like fish in a pond!
Our businesses are trying hard to stay open and make a profit especially after the Covid-19 shutdowns and economic downturn. The last thing they need to be worrying about more theft and destruction of their property.
As well our citizens are seeing crime increase in their neighborhoods.
I believe in and have worked for the rehabilitation of law breakers.
But, not at the expense of the victims. If elected, I will be tough on crime and work with the local police departments to get them all the resources they need to protect and serve our community.
I will advocate for vulnerable keiki, kupuna and all who are victims of criminal activity and never support legislation that does not secure the peace and security of our lives and community.