|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii’s 2nd district
November 30, 2002 â€“ January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Patsy Mink|
|Succeeded by||Mazie Hirono|
|Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
November 9, 1994 â€“ November 30, 2002
|Preceded by||Brian Taniguchi|
|Succeeded by||Galen Fox|
September 27, 1952 |
Hilo, Territory of Hawaii, U.S.
|Alma mater||Williams College
University of California, Hastings
The sentiments in Hawaii about Washington's failure of leadership are no different than the rest of the country.
I support allowing homosexuals to serve openly in our military and eliminating the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy.
I know I can serve Hawaii and our country well in the U.S. Senate, know we can mount a solid statewide campaign, know we have a good chance of prevailing.
Hawaiians want change, and if the Democrats don't offer change, Hawaiians are going to vote for the Republican who offers change.
My own personal, moral, spiritual, religious, etc. beliefs don't oppose same-gender marriage.
I believe that the fact and the reality of homosexuality and heterosexuality and of opposite and same-gender unions should be taught in our public schools without a value judgement system also being offered.