Shawn Toyozaki and Rep. John Mizuno
Rep. John Mizuno presented Certificates of Appreciation to former Hawaii residents who now live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and who have made significant contributions in both states.
Shawn Toyozaki and his wife Racquel Chung-Toyozaki both graduated from the University of Hawaii. Racquel also received a law degree from the U.H. Richardson School of Law. They started a company in Nevada called Advance Pro Remediation Co. - a building inspection business specializing in fire, water and mold restoration, structural dry-downs, and mold removal. Both Shawn and Racquel remain connected to Hawaii's community and contribute to Adult Friends for Youth. This organization works to help youth get out of gangs and directs them to trade school or college.
Rep. John Mizuno, John Wright and Jean Moriki
John Wright and Jean Moriki practice criminal defense law with the law firm of Wright and Weiner in Las Vegas. Rep. Mizuno worked with both Wright and Moriki as law clerks in 1991-1992 at the First Circuit Court, Hawaii Judiciary. Both practiced law in Hawaii before moving to Nevada.
John and Jean do volunteer work by holding educational meetings focusing on the democratic process, the rights of individuals, families, small businesses, and are great advocates for the right to vote to effect social change. John has also served as a per diem judge in Clark County.