“Today, as we look around Hawaii and America, we know the enormity of the problems we face. Our economy is growing too slowly, unemployment remains too high and our debt is too large. We all know someone who is looking for a job, but can’t find one; who has had to sell their home, who are relying on credit cards to get by. We see business after business closing here, gas prices rising, and our politicians can’t seem to stop fighting long enough to solve our nation’s problems.There are some who say that we can’t make a difference; that the machine is too strong; that things will never change,” stated Congressman Djou. “But war changes you. I know it has changed me. I’ll never accept saying to the widow of a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice that our nation’s problems are just too hard to solve. I’ll never tolerate our telling the child of a fallen soldier that we’ll accept less than the very best from our nation’s leaders.”
Djou represented Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District from 2010 to 2011. For much of the past year he had been deployed to Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. Djou has previously served as a Honolulu City Councilmember and State Representative. Djou is married to Stacey Kawasaki Djou and together they have three children.