Add TV producer to Rep. Jo Jordan's repertoire. In addition to being an experienced tax accountant and newly appointed state legislator, she recently started a public access series called "Jordan's Journal".
The first episode of "Jordan's Journal" is a two-parter with special guests William Aila, Jr., Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, and Senator Maile Shimabukuro, District 21 - Ko 'Olina, Kahe Point, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Makua, Ka'ena Point. As both the host and guests are long-time Waianae Coast residents and community members, the conversation is focused on the district - one that has both a rich history and culture, and many serious social challenges.
Willam Aila, Jr.
Part 1: Airs on Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Olelo View, Ch. 54. (Repeats Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 1:30 p.m., Olelo Focus, Ch. 49.)
Rep. Jordan asks her guests to provide some background, especially their ties to Waianae. In addition to being born and raised in Waianae, Bill Aila was the long-time harbor master of the Waianae boat harbor, which is part of the department he currently chairs.
Maile Shimabukuro has family roots in Waianae and has lived there since she was 3 years old. Her background as an attorney and her work with Legal Aid is paramount to her role as a lawmaker. She was a state representative for 8 years prior to being appointed to the Senate seat vacated by Colleen Hanabusa who is now a U.S. Congresswoman.
Jo Jordan comes from a military family who settled in Waianae in the early 1970's. She has lived in the family home in Waianae since 1976. She is a tax accountant by trade and is also deeply involved in community service as a volunteer.
Senator Maile Shimabukuro
Part 2: Airs on Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:30 a.m., Olelo View, Ch. 54. (Repeats Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 11:00 a.m., Olelo Focus, Ch. 49.)
Rep. Jordan asks Chairperson Aila and Senator Shimabukuro to describe the qualities they bring to their new official positions and why the Governor selected them to serve. They talk about the challenges on a day-to-day level, and how their combined talents and knowledge can help not only Waianae but the entire state.
After working in the Waianae community and seeing the positive developments over the years, the three believe that the Waianae Coast has much to offer to the rest of the state as well.
Rep. Jordan will hold her first post-session Town Hall meeting on:
Date - Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Time - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Guests - Governor Neil Abercrombie and Rep. Marcus Oshiro, House Finance Chair