Clarence Nishihara's Hawaii Senate District 17 Survey

Editor's Note: In July 2012, Civil Beat sent six questions to each of the candidates registered to run in the Aug. 11 primary for Hawaii State Senate District 17. Both responded, including Clarence Nishihara. The questions and answers are reproduced below in full. Read the response by Alex Sonson to see how Nishihara's positions compare to those of his competitor. Click on each topic listed below to read Civil Beat's question and Nishihara's response.

Preferred Candidate Name: Clarence Nishihara

Senate/House District Number: Senate District 17

Date of Birth: 05/22/1943

Place of Birth/Hometown: Born in Honolulu, Hawaii; raised in Makawao, Maui

Current Profession/Employer: Hawaii State Senator/Hawaii State Senate

Education/Alma Mater(s): Graduate of Maui High school; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology); University of Hawaii at Manoa, 5th year certification (Special Education); University of Hawaii at Manoa, Master's degree in Educational Administration

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