Beth Fukumoto served three terms in the Hawaii House of Representatives where she was recognized as one of Washington Post’s “40 under 40″ rising political stars, Business Insider’s “8 of the most influential millennial women in US politics,” and Apolitical’s “100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government.” She was the youngest woman in the U.S. to lead a major party in a legislature, the first elected Republican to switch parties after Trump’s election, and a Democratic congressional candidate. Currently, she works as a political commentator and teaches leadership and ethics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
It’s hard to encourage cooperation across the aisle when you’re championing many of the same issues that are tearing the country apart.
Bills attached to specific interest groups often stand a higher chance of advancing because of their collective power.
Captivating speeches should compel the audience to do something about a collective problem or continue acting on a successful solution.
Even rivals unite as the promise of making Hawaii a better place prevails.
As the Legislature convenes, legislators are considering a raft of proposed laws and must decide which to champion.
With elections looming, 2024 could be the most consequential year ever or it may change nothing at all.
The former state representative's success is a good reminder that you don’t need to be a proud extrovert to run for office.
With our current caucus system, island Republicans could nominate a candidate who won't be allowed on the general election ballot.
To start with, the Legislature should consider expanding eligibility for in vitro fertilization coverage during the upcoming session.