Wasserman Schultz Statement on Rep. Mark Takai's Decision Not to Seek Re-election

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Washington, DC, May 19, 2016 | comments
My heart is in Hawaii tonight with my colleague and friend, Rep. Mark Takai and his family, as he continues his ongoing battle with cancer. Mark's career, marked by bravery in our armed forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and distinguished service in both the Hawaii legislature and U.S. House of Representatives, is entering a new phase, as he makes the decision not to seek re-election. As a breast cancer survivor, I know that this battle can be difficult – but Mark's strength, and the enduring love and support of his wife Sami, his family and friends, and the people of Hawaii, will lift him in this battle. It has been a privilege to get to know him and to serve with him.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Rep. Mark Takai’s Decision Not to Seek Re-election

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement tonight after Rep. Mark Takai (HI-01) announced he will not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives:

“My heart is in Hawaii tonight with my colleague and friend, Rep. Mark Takai and his family, as he continues his ongoing battle with cancer. Mark’s career, marked by bravery in our armed forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and distinguished service in both the Hawaii legislature and U.S. House of Representatives, is entering a new phase, as he makes the decision not to seek re-election. As a breast cancer survivor, I know that this battle can be difficult – but Mark’s strength, and the enduring love and support of his wife Sami, his family and friends, and the people of Hawaii, will lift him in this battle. It has been a privilege to get to know him and to serve with him.”

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

 

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