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District 01 – Lei Sharsh-Davis (D)

Full Name: Eleanor Leinani Sharsh-Davis

Name on Ballot: Lei Sharsh-Davis

Age: 56

Political Party: Democrat

Running For: U.S. House

District (House): 1

Email Address: vote@leisharsh-davis.com

Current Job: Department of Education

Place of birth: Honolulu

Campaign website: leisharsh-davis.com

Job history past 10 years:

4/2003-Present: Department of Education/Leeward District Annex, 94-521 Farrington Highway, Waipahu, HI 96797 Behavioral specialist IV

Ever run for public office? If so, when? Outcome?

State House of Representatives District 32: 2010, 2012, 2014. Did not win.

Other civic experience or community service?

>> Feed the homeless
>> Red Cross training
>> Suicide prevention training
>> Parent education training

What makes you qualified to be a U.S. representative?

>> Experienced in working with students and families who are homeless, disadvantaged, incarcerated and/or in foster care.
>> 15 years of experience working in the mental health field.
>> Attending workshops and training in domestic violence & the mental health field.
>> Worked in sales and service industry in Waikiki for 10 years.

Do you support the use of United States combat troops in Syria to defeat ISIS, or to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad?

I support the decision of the president as our chief executive officer. Although I personally oppose to war in any circumstance, I still believe in the importance of national security and protecting the United States of America and its citizens.

Do you support the continued use of U.S. troops in Iraq, or should those troops be withdrawn?

I support the decision of the president as our chief executive officer. Although I personally oppose to war in any circumstance, I still believe in the importance of national security and protecting the United States of America and it’s citizens.

Do you support the continued use of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, or should those troops be withdrawn?

I support the decision of the president as our chief executive officer. Although I personally oppose to war in any circumstance, I still believe in the importance of national security and protecting the United States of America and it’s citizens.

Should the United States recognize a Native Hawaiian government through an administrative rule or an act of Congress?

An administrative rule helps establish an administrative procedure and criteria that the Secretary of Interior would use that is consistent with the federal policy of indigenous self-determination and Native self-governance. In other words the Native Hawaiian community itself would determine whether and how to reorganize its government.

What changes should be made to the federal Affordable Care Act?

Changes I would like to see are user-friendly enrollment portals (Healthcare.gov). Also, up-to-date directories of participating physicians and hospitals. Improving network adequacy standards, transparency, and strengthen rights of appeal. Lastly, that all of the states who declined to get involved in the affordable care act.

Should the federal government legalize marijuana?

In my opinion, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern the sale of alcohol and tobacco.

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