A list of young Asian-American and Pacific Islanders who are “making a difference” in politics and public service includes three people with Hawaii connections:

Beth Fukumoto Chang, Minority Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives.

  • In September 2013, The Daily Beast, a popular political blog, listed Beth as one of ‘Nine Women Remaking the Right.’ Most recently, Beth was named as one of the Washington Post’s ‘The Fix’s 40 under 40’ rising political stars.”

Krystal Kaai is the Executive Director of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

  • She is the first person of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander descent to fill this leadership position. … Krystal rose to her position in 2013 from her previous policy advisory and Assistant Coordinator roles with CAPAC, and also her work with now-retired Senator Daniel Akaka of Hawaii.”

Michael Inacay is the Communications Director of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI).

  • “He once served as an intern for a California member of the U.S. Congress. He is from Los Angeles and graduated from California State University, Northridge, in 2009.”

The list was published by Asian Fortune.

House Senate conference committee on Health Rep Beth Fukumoto Chang. 29 april 2016.
Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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