Late Congressman Mark Takai honored at DNC

Congressman Mark Takai was honored by his colleagues Wednesday at the DNC.

Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus remembered Takai’s aloha spirit and commitment to the people of Hawaii.

“Mark truly had the aloha spirit, and was deeply committed to advancing the priorities of the people of Hawai’i and our veterans. I will never forget the tears in his eyes when he learned about the Cancer Moonshot initiative. It gave him and millions of Americans hope that we will finally find a cure for cancer. In his memory, we’ve got to keep hoping – and fighting,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D, California.

There will be a special election to fill Congressman Takai’s seat.

It will be held during the general election on Nov. 8.

Whoever wins that special election only keeps the seat for two months since the congressman’s term was scheduled to end in early January.

 

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