ANTHONY TONY AUSTIN        FOR CONGRESS
My name is Anthony Tony Austin and I am running for US Congressional House District 2 of the state of Hawai'i.  I am a Democrat currently serving as the District Council Representative and Delegate for Oahu County Democratic Party of Hawai'i. In addition, I served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Environmental Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai'i. I served in the US Military for 12 years; 10 years Active, 1 year Army Reserves, and 1 year Army National Guard.
I currently serve on the Steering Committee for the Veterans Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.
I served a full term on the Kahalu'u Neighborhood Board. Equally as important I served as Co-Chair of the Affirmative Action Committee for the Democratic  Party of Hawai'i. I recently served as the Environmental Climate Justice Committee Chair for the Honolulu chapter of the NAACP.
My commitment to Disaster Preparedness is longstanding as I belong to the Kahalu’u/Kaneohe Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) as an Executive Committee Member.
I am a small business owner; Business Consultant, and presently founded and run a Foundation as well as sit on the board of a diverse group of Nonprofit organizations.
I am an alumnus of Howard University and University of Maryland. I've also completed courses online with HarvardX,  Cornell Civic Ecology Lab, and Northeastern Universitiy, via EDX.
My passion for knowledge of various issues in our state include Civil Rights and Equality, Clean Energy, Education, Health Care, Employment, the Economy, Defense and National Security.  I care deeply about Native Hawai’ian Issues, Social Security and Aging, Tourism, Medicare, Transportation, Military Veterans and Military Spouses/Families.
With my broad range of service, knowledge and support I ask for your votes, and to serve as your candidate of choice to make the future better.