Congressman Mark Takai Endorsed by Key Hawaii Leaders
HONOLULU (February 19, 2016) – Following a successful campaign launch on Wednesday, today Senator Brian Schatz, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Senator Daniel K. Akaka announced their endorsement of Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01) for re-election.
“Mark understands that our number one priority in Congress is getting things done for Hawaii,” said Senator Brian Schatz. “We worked side by side last year to deliver the results and the resources to build a brighter future for our state. I know Mark will continue to serve Hawaii’s First district well and I’m proud to endorse him for a second term.”
“Throughout his career, Mark has been a tireless advocate for Hawaii families and he’s been my strong partner in Congress as we work to give every American the skills and the opportunity to get ahead,” said Senator Mazie K. Hirono. “I hope you will join me in supporting Mark for re-election.”
“I’ve worked with Mark for many years, and we are continuing that work now in Congress. We have joined forces on a variety of issues, including on the Armed Services Committee, to achieve real progress for Hawaii,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “I’m proud to serve with Mark as we work for Hawaii and our nation.”
“I have watched Mark serve Hawaii in uniform and public office for more than 20 years,” said Senator Daniel K. Akaka. “His passion for representing the people of Hawaii, and his work to bring the Aloha spirit to divided halls of Congress, make me proud to ask for your support to re-elect Mark Takai.”
“I am honored and humbled to have the support of these key Hawaii leaders,” said Congressman Mark Takai. “Working together, I know that we can build the bright future we all want to see for Hawaii.”