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Takai leaves ‘legacy of courage, of service, and of hope’

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2014

    Mark Takai was elected at age 27 to the state House of Representatives, where he served for 20 years before winning a seat in Congress in 2014, representing urban Oahu.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER

    Members of the state House of Representatives observed a moment of silence for U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai, who died Wednesday. Takai served in the state House from 1994-2012.

Friends and colleagues mourned the passing of U.S. Rep. K. Mark Takai on Wednesday, describing the congressman as ferociously hardworking with an enthusiasm for politics dating back to his days at Pearl City High School. Read more

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