Tracy Arakaki, candidate for Hawaii State House District 33, offered the following statement on the passing of Congressman Mark Takai.
I am deeply saddened to hear the passing of Congressman Mark Takai, who represented our district with energy and aloha. Our community and our state is better because Mark knew how to bring people together and get thins done. For years I watched Mark fight for our community and most recently for Hawaii as a state in congress, and I have always been inspired by his service and dedication to the people that he represented. I send my aloha and prayers to his family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.