On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tricia Nakamatsu and I met with Hawaii Senator Jill Tokuda at her office regarding our Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney bill that creates two new alternative schools for at-risk youth. We strongly believe that we must reach our youth through education in hopes they can change their lives for the better.
Senator Jill Tokuda and I were in the Hawaii Young Democrats in the mid-1990s. Her husband Kyle Michibata worked for me for the 2003 and 2004 legislative sessions when I was in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. I continue to be very impressed with Senator Tokuda in the way she analyzes issues, and I really like how she chairs her Senate Education Committee. She also has a nice personality. In my opinion, Senator Tokuda is one of the rising politicians of my generation.