Serving in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 1994, Mark Takai has helped make Hawaii a leading state for renewable energy by supporting initiatives such as tax credits for solar energy and grid modernization. He is a member of the Hawaii National Guard and served in the Iraq War. Takai’s military service solidified his commitment to reducing our country’s dependence on fossil fuels.
In Congress, Takai will focus on promoting the development of renewable energy and incentivizing energy conservation.
Takai fills the seat held by Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who has a lifetime score of 95% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard through 2013.
In his own words:
“In Congress, I will push hard from day one to turn America’s alternative energy sector into a mass producer of steady, high paying jobs – especially here in Hawaii.”