Hee has a history of following his own path,
and has not always been received warmly. Past disruptive behavior
could hurt his election chances, despite his support of Native
Hee grew up on windward O‘ahu and graduated from The Kamehameha
Schools. He earned an M.A. in Pacific Island Studies from UH-Manoa
Hee, like Gary Hooser, can hold onto his State Senate seats while running for
U.S. Congress .
Hooser, who represents Kauai and Ni‘ihau, was the first to throw his name
into the race, and pundits fear that with little island-wide name recognition
and so many running, he may be lost in the herd.
Hooser graduated from UH-West O‘ahu in 1996 with a B.A. in Public Administration.
He is co-chair of the Senate Affordable Housing Task Force and an advocate for
the homeless. For his stand on issues, see garyhooserforcongress.com.