If given the opportunity to serve as your representative, I would love to help our community preserve its special qualities, with the hope of creating lasting memories for future generations. Jay Ishibashi
My many years of experience in the executive and legislative branches of state and city government have familiarized me with the myriad of issues facing our islands, given me an understanding of the importance of collaboration to achieve goals, and provided me with a true appreciation of the needs of our people.
My candidacy has been inspired by an outstanding corps of legislators—Calvin Say, Ted Morioka, and Tadao Beppu among them—who became the voices for the people of Saint Louis Heights, Palolo Valley, Wilhelmina Rise, and Maunalani Heights for many, many years. I look forward to following in their footsteps and one day represent all of you at the State Capitol while helping to build a better community and a better Hawai‘i.