St. Andrew's Priory School Class of 1964
Woodbury College, Los Angeles, Calif.
University of Hawaii-Manoa, Hawaii
For most of my life, I have worked hard to support my family and serve my community. My kupuna, Elizabeth and George Cypher, taught me the values of respect for others and aloha for our islands. During my work with Sun Press community newspapers some years ago, I advocated for wise planning for the future of our island, and dedicated many years to supporting balanced growth for O`ahu - in particular, for Windward O`ahu. Over the years, I learned that advocacy - supporting what is pono - is much more effective in moving things forward than having a negative voice. I seek to lift up all Hawaiians to a better life, to work toward better management of our cultural and natural resources, and to leave a better legacy for generations to come. If elected, I will encourage mutual respect and dialogue, aloha for all points of view, and a direction that benefits the Hawaiian people and Hawai`i.