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Mark Takai

Takai Says He Wants to ‘Knock Some Sense’ into Congress Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Takai Says He Wants to ‘Knock Some Sense’ into Congress

Democratic candidate for 1st Congressional District discusses a variety of topics, including the military and Hawaii's high cost of living.
Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Mark Takai Courtesy of Mark Takai

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Mark Takai

Mark Takai answers questions about his candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives District 1.
Djou vs. Takai: An Early Look at the 1st Congressional District Race Civil Beat composite

Djou vs. Takai: An Early Look at the 1st Congressional District Race

Takai hopes to build on his perfect record in elections, but he has to overcome Djou's huge fundraising lead.
Hawaii Congressional Districts: Takai Triumphs Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Districts: Takai Triumphs

In 2nd District primary, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard coasts to victory unopposed.
Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C. PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Schatz, Takai Both Frontrunners For Washington, D.C.

Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai surges ahead of top rival, state Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, in CD1 while U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz continues to lead U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
Ad Watch: Ige’s First Spot, and Takai Gets Outside Help David Ige for Governor

Ad Watch: Ige’s First Spot, and Takai Gets Outside Help

Gubernatorial candidate stresses his commitment to serve while veterans' group spends $100,000 to help congressional contender.
Hawaii Congressional Candidates Flat in Last Televised Debate PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Candidates Flat in Last Televised Debate

Kim, Takai, Chang, Manahan, Anderson, Espero, Xian play it safe. But there was one interesting question.
Civil Beat Poll: Donna Mercado Kim Still Frontrunner in CD1 Race PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Donna Mercado Kim Still Frontrunner in CD1 Race

With Mark Takai not far behind and four other Democrats stuck in single digits, the congressional race seems a two-person contest.

Denby Fawcett: Candidate Mark Takai and the Value of Veterans Support Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Candidate Mark Takai and the Value of Veterans Support

State Rep. Takai, who served in Iraq, says Congress needs more people with military experience.
Ad Watch: Takai Capitalizes on Military Service in First TV Spot

Ad Watch: Takai Capitalizes on Military Service in First TV Spot

Hawaii state rep underscores National Guard service in bid for Congress.
Equality Hawaii Endorses Takai for Congress Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Equality Hawaii Endorses Takai for Congress

Equality Hawaii, which advocates for social justice and fairness, has endorsed state Rep. Mark Takai for the U.S.
Ad Watch: Rep. Mark Takai’s First Campaign Video

Ad Watch: Rep. Mark Takai’s First Campaign Video

How does the congressional candidate present himself? Swimmingly!