Kai Kahele won’t have trouble with Hawaii to DC jetlag

An airline pilot and veteran, Kahele is the second Native Hawaiian to be elected to Congress since statehood

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Posted November 12, 2020 at 6:05am

Flying back and forth from Hawaii to Washington, D.C., every week can’t be easy. But as an Air Force veteran and commercial airline pilot for Hawaiian Airlines, Democratic Rep.-elect Kai Kahele has a little experience with long flights.

Kahele was elected to Hawaii’s 2nd District, making him the second Native Hawaiian ever to become a voting member of Congress, and the first from the Neighbor Islands.

Watch the video to learn more about Kahele from CQ Roll Call’s conversation with him a few days before his election 2020 victory.

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