I proudly represented our Hawai‘i in the United States Congress from 2002 to 2007. I humbly ask for your support to continue my service in Washington, D.C., representing Hawaiiʻs great 1st Congressional District (Honolulu from Makapu‘u to Mililani and Ko Olina).
Since my prior service, our political system in D.C. has become even more deeply broken and is failing to provide the leadership to guide our country through these critical times. I’m running again because we must do better, and I want to be part of the solution.
I’m also running because our Hawai‘i needs proven effective leadership in Congress. Our next U.S. Representative must know D.C., know Hawai‘i and know how to get the job done. I’ve spent a lifetime in Hawai‘i and seven years on Capitol Hill, and want to put my decades of experience and service back to work with Hawaii’s team in Congress from day one.
We need and ask for your kokua. Please contribute, join our ohana, and get in touch right here, and talk story about our campaign with your family, friends and communities.
I deeply appreciate your consideration, and pledge to again serve you and our Hawai‘i to the very best of my ability on Capitol Hill. Audrey and I truly look forward to seeing you along our campaign trail, and ask for your vote on Election Day.
STRONG EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
» United States Congressman (2002-2007)
» Hawai‘i State Representative (1994-2002); Majority Leader
» Manoa Neighborhood Board (1985-89); Chair
» Hawai‘i Supreme Court Chief Justice William Richardson (1981-82)
» U.S. Rep./Senator Spark Matsunaga, Washington, D.C. (1975-78)
» Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer, Outrigger Hotels Hawaii, Waikiki (2013-2018)
» Attorney, Bays Lung Rose & Holma, Honolulu (2007-2013); Managing Attorney
» Attorney, Carlsmith Ball, Honolulu (1983-2002); Managing Partner
» Born and raised in Hilo
» Eldest child of Jim (born Lihu‘e) and Suzanne (born Missouri) Case
» Grandson of Hib and Betty Case of Kaua‘i
» Great-grandson of Judge Daniel and Kathryn Case of Maui (moved to Hawai‘i 1896)
» Married to Audrey Nakamura, daughter of Rev. James Saburo (born Honolulu) and Magdalene Hirata (born Kona) Nakamura
» Four children: Dave (Christie), Megan, James and David
» Waiakea-Kai and Keaukaha Elementary Schools, Hilo
» Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Kamuela
» Williams College, Massachusetts
» UC/Hastings College of Law, San Francisco
» Messenger/office boy; laborer/container yard, tire company, construction/masonry; “jackeroo” (cowboy); youth counselor
» Chief Executive Officer’s Award, Outrigger Hotels Hawaii
» Congressional Award, Small Business Council of America
» Certificate of Appreciation, Maui 100th/442nd Veterans Club
» Progress Award in Ating Kaibigan, United Filipino Council of Hawai‘i
» Legislator of the Year, Honolulu Weekly
» Koa Award/Elected Official of the Year, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i
» Outdoors including running, gardening, ocean activities
» Reading, especially biography and history