The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has announced its endorsement of Mark Takai for Congress representing Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District.
“While a member of the Hawaii State Legislature, Mark Takai has always demonstrated a strong level of support and respect for Hawaii public school teachers and the education profession,” said HSTA President Wil Okabe.
“As a product of Hawaii’s public school system, Mark Takai has a clear understanding of the needs and challenges facing our educational system. His support of teacher training, higher entry-level salaries, and better compensation for all teachers is only a small portion of his efforts to help better Hawaii’s schools. And we are confident that Mark Takai will be an effective voice for our community in Congress.”
About the Hawaii State Teachers Association: The Hawaii State Teachers Association is the exclusive representative of more than 13,000 public school teachers statewide. As the state affiliate of the 2.2-million member National Education Association, HSTA represents and supports teachers in collective bargaining, as well as with legislative and professional development issues.