May 19, 2016

Statement From Senator Mazie K. Hirono

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on Representative Mark Takai’s announcement that he will not seek reelection:

“Mark has served our state and our country honorably as a public servant, elected official, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Hawaii Army National Guard. He has an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of Hawaii families. 

“I have worked closely with Mark for many years on education reform, and especially on Impact Aid for Hawaii’s schools when I served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I will miss him in this arena as a strong partner on issues we both care deeply about, and will continue to do so through the rest of his term.

“I have affectionately called Mark my younger brother for many years and I wish Mark and his family all the best.”