Brian Schatz grew up in Hawaii, attending Punahou School there followed by a B.A. in Philosophy from Pomona College in Claremont, California. While at Pomona, Schatz also spent a term studying in Kenya as part of the International Training Program, where Schatz developed skills as a public servant. After returning to Hawaii, Schatz taught at Punahou School before moving into the non-profit sector. ... Schatz first became active in the community when he became involved in the Save Sandy Beach movement in the 1980s. He served as CEO of Helping Hands Hawaii as well as Director of both the Makiki Community Library and the Center for a Sustainable Future. In March 2010, Schatz stepped down from Helping Hands to focus on his campaign for the office of Lieutenant Governor.Oh I forgot ... he had this exceptionally challenging political position.
In 2008, Schatz worked as spokesman for the Hawaii campaign of Barack Obama. He was elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii at the state convention in May, 2008.I may not have been on the same page as Senator Inouye on many things - but one thing I knew - it was good to have someone in the 100 who knew what he knew about war and those who serve. Well ... soon to be Senator Schatz - good luck. I am sure you bring to the Senate something it is very lacking - career political experience and community activism with other people's money, something you are very good at.