Editorial: “Senate in Flux with New Districts”
Star-Advertiser, Oct 22, 2012
21st District (Kalaeloa-Waianae-Makaha): When former state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa left to start her first term in Congress, former Rep. Maile Shimabukuro was tapped to fill this seat. She has performed capably and deserves to be elected in her own right against opponent Dicky Johnson. A Legal Aid attorney, Shimabukuro has pushed for bills aimed at improving conditions for the poor and the environment, both key concerns of her communities.