Ed Case on Principles & Values

Former Democratic Representative (HI-2, until 2007)


Worked for three decades as attorney and law firm manager

I was born and raised in Hilo, the fourth generation of my family in Hawaii. I attended public and private schools on the Big Island through high school and then attended Williams College in Massachusetts. After college I worked on Capitol Hill for almost three years as legislative assistant to U.S. Representative and Senator Spark Matsunaga of Hawaii before going on to law school at the University of California/Hastings College of Law. Returning home, I've worked for over three decades as an attorney with Honolulu law firms Carlsmith Ball and Bays Lung Rose & Holma, both of which I also managed, and for the last five years as Senior Vice President/Chief Legal Officer for Waikiki-based Outrigger Hotels Hawaii.

For me its always just been about country, Hawai'i and `ohana. It has been and remains my obligation. Mahalo.

Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House HI-1 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

1990s: Majority Leader of Hawaii State House

I served as Hawaii State Representative from 1994 to 2002, including as Majority Leader, and as U.S. Congressman from 2002 to 2007. I'm running for re-election to Congress because our government is broken and I want to help fix it. Less yelling and fighting, more talking and working. Less making problems, more solving them. And our Hawai'i always needs a strong team representing us in D.C. I will put my experience back to work there to get the job done back here at home.
Source: League of Women Voters 2018 House HI-1 Questionnaire , Sep 9, 2018

Our future is now!

Our Hawai’i has been served ably and with great distinction by generations of U.S. Senators. Now we are in a time of transition when we must provide continuity in that service as we phase in the next generation. This is, I believe, my role, and where and how I seek to continue my service in our United States Congress.

I am ready, willing and able to undertake this great responsibility. I love our country passionately and understand the tradition and role of the Senate. The sum total of my 53 years, including my roots in our Hawai’i, twenty years in our private sector, and twenty years now at all levels of our government including Congress, have given me what is required to fulfill this most important of obligations. I know that I can serve you and our fellow citizens well in the Senate for the next generation. Our future is now!

Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, www.edcase.com , Jan 28, 2006

Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism.

Case adopted the manifesto, "A New Politics for a New America":

As New Democrats, we believe in a Third Way that rejects the old left-right debate and affirms America’s basic bargain: opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all.