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U.S. Congressman Ed Case — D, Second District, Hawai‘i — Thursday filed for re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Case said in a press release: “I’m seeking re-election because I believe I’ve done a good job of representing all the people of Hawai‘i’s great Second District in Congress and I’m just winding up!”
“Since my first election to Congress in November 2002, I’ve reached out to my 600,000-plus constituents, through 55 Talk Story town meetings and constant districtwide activities, to bring the office of their Congressman to their front door and listen to what they think and need. I’ve taken their collective wisdom back to D.C. and applied it in Congress to the crucial national and international issues our country faces. I’ve also taken Hawaii’s collective needs and focused federal efforts on addressing them. And I’ve been able to help thousands of constituents with their individual needs.”
Case was first elected to the 107th Congress to complete the term of the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink, and was reelected to the current 108th Congress.
Case said his specific priorities for the new session of Congress included adjusting U.S. foreign policy to “the reality of the post-9/11 world in a way that both assures the protection of our citizens and allies against a far different enemy, and preserves the credibility and influence of our leadership among the world’s nations in addressing the world’s challenges.”
He also pointed to a national economic revitalization and careful federal budgeting.
Focusing on Hawai‘i, he said: “For Hawai‘i, we must similarly focus on overall economic revitalization, and I will continue through my membership on the U.S. House Committee on Small Business and Committee on Agriculture and otherwise to target federal programs and funds to Hawaii’s economic development needs. Education will also continue as a top priority, and I will continue through my membership on the House Committee on Education and the Workplace to mandate full federal funding of federal education mandates like No Child Left Behind and IDEA (special needs education.)
“I also will continue my efforts to address Hawai‘i’s special challenges on the federal level, from traffic and housing, to transportation, health care, crime, drugs natural resource protection and many others. And finally, I will take up wherever we leave off this Congress with what I continue to believe is the single most important longterm Hawai‘i issue before our federal government: providing and implementing federal recognition for Native Hawaiians.”
Case filed jointly for re-election with Democrats U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Representative Neil Abercrombie.
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