In the next episode of Kukui Connection, Rep. Marilyn Lee will be welcoming newly-appointed Representative Tom Okamura. Although he was recently appointed, this will not be Rep. Okamura’s first time serving in the House. He represented the 33rd District (Aiea, Halawa Valley, Halawa Heights, Aiea heights, Red Hill) from 1980-2000, serving 9 of those years as Majority Leader.
Over the course of his discussion with Rep. Lee, Rep. Okamura reveals his lifetime passion for politics and public service which spans from growing up in a plantation community in Hilo, to the Constitutional Convention, to the House of Representatives. Rep. Okamura’s 12 year hiatus from the Legislature provides him with the fresh ideas needed to help move Hawaii forward.
As for this Legislative Session, Rep. Okamura is hoping to create high paying jobs and revamp our education system without raising taxes or fees. Rep. Okamura stresses the importance of reviving our sense of community and Aloha spirit.
The show will air at 8:30 pm on Friday, January 20th on Olelo Channel 54, and will rebroadcast at 4:00 pm on Saturday January 22nd and Sunday, January 23rd.