I am deeply honored and privileged to represent Hawaii’s great First Congressional District (Honolulu from Makapu’u to Mililani and Ko Olina) in the U. S. House of Representatives.
My mission is to (1) provide strong effective national leadership on the critical issues of our times, (2) assure that Hawaii’s voice is heard and needs are addressed in Washington, D.C., and (3) stay in close touch with my constituents and assist with their individual concerns.
I devote the sum total of my lifetime in Hawai’i, my decades in the public and private sectors, and my current office including membership on the House Appropriations and Natural Resources Committees to fulfilling these obligations.
But I also bring a conviction that we must find a better way forward for our country. One that meets rather than creates or worsens our challenges. That celebrates our progress while acknowledging the road still ahead to truly fulfill our promise. That looks to our core values to ground us in the belief that we can and will do this together. The health, economic and social crisis of COVID-19 has only heightened the necessity of this better path.
Our current (2021-2023) and next (2023-2025) are among the most critical in our history. We must address ongoing COVID-19 devastation, deep continuing political division, critical unresolved issues and a very uncertain world, and our needs back home will remain great.
I seek to continue my mission through our next Congress and so am a candidate for re-election to the U. S. House. I need and ask for your support, whether your contributions or joining our campaign team or wherever and however else you can kokua (help).
You will find here more about me and my background, experience, beliefs and agenda and well as how to help. I truly welcome your questions, comments and participation.
I am deeply grateful for the ability to serve you and our Hawai’i and country in the U.S. Congress, and express my sincere appreciation for your consideration and support.
STRONG EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
» United States Congressman (2002-2007; 2019-)
» 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; one grandchild (Cadence)
» 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
» Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association of the United States
» 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