Ikaika Anderson weighs in on key issues in race for Congress
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
During an interview with Keahi Tucker on Hawaii News Now, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson, a democrat, said his No. 1 priority representing the First Congressional District of Hawaii will be to focus on middle-class families.
"In going to Congress, I want to ensure that I can represent all of Hawaii's working, living-class families because that's exactly what I am: a living, working class family man," Anderson said. In the interview, Anderson addressed some of the biggest issues he would face in Congress including spending, GMOs, foreign policy and veterans affairs.
When asked what the biggest difference was between himself and his competitors, Anderson said he's a man of action.
"I want to get things done, rather than go around in these dog-and-pony shows, investigations that really amount to nothing," he said.
Other democratic candidates up for the Congressional District 1 seat -- currently held by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and covering most of the southern and eastern parts of Oahu -- include Donna Mercado Kim, Mark Takai, Stanley Chang, Will Espero, Kathryn Xian and Joey Manahan.