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Mark Takai

Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Takai Named to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

Hawaii's new congressman will get a crack at fishing regulations, native affairs and energy production. He's also on the Armed Services Committee.
Takai to Serve on Obama’s Escort Committee for State of the Union Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai to Serve on Obama’s Escort Committee for State of the Union

Hawaii's newest congressman will be leading the president into the House chamber tonight.
Pelosi Welcomes Takai to Congress, Island-Style Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pelosi Welcomes Takai to Congress, Island-Style

Citing close Hawaii ties, the Democratic minority leader flew to Honolulu for the new congressman's ceremonial swearing-in.
Mark Takai Names Chief of Staff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mark Takai Names Chief of Staff

Rod Tanonaka will serve the congressman-elect, just as he has done for Colleen Hanabusa.
Hawaii 1st Congressional District: Takai Defeats Djou Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii 1st Congressional District: Takai Defeats Djou

The CD1 race has been one of the state's tightest and most closely watched campaigns in 2014.
Mark Takai Did Vote for a Pension Tax Screenshot

Mark Takai Did Vote for a Pension Tax

At issue is whether state Rep. Mark Takai at one time supported taxing seniors' pensions. He says he didn't; his opponent, Charles Djou, says he did.
Djou, PAC: Mark Takai ‘Voted for a Pension Tax’ Screenshot

Djou, PAC: Mark Takai ‘Voted for a Pension Tax’

The latest attack ad is, at best, disingenuous and at worst deceitful.
Civil Beat Poll: Takai-Djou Race Too Close To Call PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Takai-Djou Race Too Close To Call

The candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District are locked in a tie, while incumbents Schatz and Gabbard are expected to cruise to big victory in their races.
Pat Saiki Says Hawaii Democrats Are ‘Whining’ About TV Ads Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pat Saiki Says Hawaii Democrats Are ‘Whining’ About TV Ads

The chairwoman of the local GOP observes that outside money is helping both Takai and Djou in the race for Congress.