Discusses Campaign’s Momentum in Closing Stretch
HONOLULU (July 28, 2014) — As walk-in voting began for the Democratic primary today, Mark Takai was joined by his family at Honolulu Hale this morning at 11 a.m. to cast his vote.
“With all of the races we have this year — Governor, Lieutenant Governor, U.S. Senator, and Congress, along with all of the state races – this is one of the most important elections in our state’s history,” Takai said. “Hawaii is very fortunate to have so many qualified people running in so many different races this year.”
Takai was joined by his wife Sami and their two children, Matthew and Kaila.
“I’m glad our children were able to be here with us today. Voting is critical to protecting our democracy, and getting people involved in the political process at an early age is the best way to ensure they stay engaged as adults,” Takai said.
Takai closed by discussing his campaign’s plans leading into the August 9th primary.
“The schedule for the last 12 days until Election Day is packed. Our ‘Get Out The Vote’ strategy is in place with phone banking, canvassing and signwaving,” Takai said. “In addition, our teachers and children are going back to school this week, and I have National Guard training this weekend,” Takai added.
“Our campaign team is working very hard to make sure every voter in the district knows that I stand for core Democratic values. The momentum is on our side,” Takai said.
Mark Takai is a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or Department of the Army.