Takai Picks Up HSTA, NEA Backing in Congressional Bid

·By civilbeat

Congressman Mark Takai. 20 feb 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Hawaii State Teachers Association and the National Education Association today announced their recommendation of Mark Takai in his bid to represent Hawaii in the 1st Congressional District.

“While a member of the Hawaii State Legislature, Mark Takai has always demonstrated a strong level of support and respect for Hawaii public school teachers and the education profession,” HSTA President Wil Okabe said at a press conference at McKinley High School.

Takai, who graduated from Pearl City High School, said, “I’m tired of all the right wing teacher bashing coming from Washington. I know first-hand the value of public education in Hawaii, as my wife and I send our two children to public schools.”

Photo: Rep. Mark Takai. (Civil Beat)

p class=”p1″>—Chad Blair