WASHINGTON—CAPAC Leadership PAC Chair Grace Meng released the following statement on Representative Mark Takai's announcement that he will not seek reelection:
"Mark has been an outstanding colleague and has served the state of Hawaii and our country most admirably. A 17-year member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, he was deployed to the Middle East as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Mark won his first elected office at the age of 27 and served 20 years in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. In 2015, the PAC unanimously voted to support Mark's candidacy for Congress—winning Hawaii's First Congressional District. From a two-time high school All-American swimmer to the halls of Congress, he has excelled at every challenge.
"While we will miss him in Washington, we will always be with him as he fights his battle with cancer."
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