Colleen is Running for the U.S. Senate
I've made no secret of the fact that I have been considering my options for 2014. While it has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the First Congressional District and I have always done so to the best of my ability, I believe that I can do more to serve our state.
I have decided to run to serve Hawaii in the United States Senate. I will complete my full current term in the House of Representatives.
My legislative skills and experience will allow me to fully address the many serious issues we face at the federal level. I believe that I can do the job that Hawaii needs now. We need strong, effective leadership today to help guide and shape the policies that will have a profound effect on our state. I look forward to giving the voters a chance to speak, and earning the privilege of representing our state in the U.S. Senate.
It is critical that each of our Senators have the vision, experience and abilities to do the job today. In the Senate, with two individuals representing each state, Hawaii stands on equal footing with every other state in the union. Our Senators can ensure that our unique needs are addressed at the federal level.
I am confident that I can continue Hawaii’s decades-long history of providing leadership and vision in that chamber.
Hawaii will play a leading role as our nation continues to shift its focus to Asia and the Pacific region. Developing the technological innovations that will allow us to serve as a hub for international cooperation. Supporting our military at the doorstep of the defense, diplomatic and economic theater of the future. Encouraging business while standing up for working families and seniors.
This race will not be about personalities. It will be about service, experience, and effectiveness. I look forward to the campaign, and to continuing to represent Hawaii’s voice and values in Washington.