Congressman Mark Takai Endorses Colleen Hanabusa for Congress
HONOLULU, HI – Today, Congressman Mark Takai (HI-01) released the following statement announcing his endorsement of Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa in the First District of Hawaii Congressional race.
“Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa has devoted her life to building a brighter future for Hawaii and fighting to give working families a real opportunity to get ahead,” said Congressman Mark Takai. “I am proud to endorse Colleen because I know she will be the champion Hawaii needs in Washington. And I know she will continue our fight for progress with the same passion we saw when she ably represented us for four years in Congress.”
Last month, Congressman Takai announced his decision to step down at the end of his term in Congress to focus on his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. In a statement to Democratic Party of Hawaii state convention delegates on Sunday, the Congressman indicated his desire to elect a progressive champion to replace him in Hawaii’s two-member U.S. House of Representatives delegation.