Hawai‘i’s first generation from Japan and Okinawa, my grandparents, had a saying: Kodomo no tame ni. All that they suffered and endured they did willingly for the sake of their children and the future.
This sentiment is what drives me to make Hawai‘i better as we set the course for a brighter future for ourselves and, more importantly, for the next generation.
As Hawai‘i’s Governor, I have led in an open, honest and transparent manner and have a true record of accomplishment. I stand up to self- and special interests and my administration has implemented effective and successful programs and policies to address the issues of our time.