Sunday, January 20, 2008
Happy Birthday Rep. Clift Tsuji!
Rep. Tsuji is our chair of the Agriculture committee. He hails from the Hilo area of the Big Island, representing District 3 - South Hilo, Panaewa, Puna, Keaau, Kurtistown. This session, he'll be tackling major issues such as invasive species, the future of our livestock and dairy industries, and genetically modified taro. As a freshman lawmaker elected in 2004, he quickly became known throughout the capitol as the "coqui guy" because of his ongoing battle to eliminate the coqui frog. His son, Ryan, is the team manager for the UH Wahine Volleyball team. If you run into him today, wish Clift a happy birthday.