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Leaguers "Running to Win" - Eve G. Anderson
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Duke Bainum
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Lois J. Evora
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Benjamin T. Hopkins
Leaguers "Running to Win" - James H. Koshi
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Barbara Marumoto
Leaguers "Running to Win" - George T. Ono
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Jane B. Tatibouet
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Cynthia Thielen
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Michael D. Wilson
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Leaguers "Running to Win" - James H. Koshi

JAMES H. KOSHI
State Board of Education
Honolulu District

I am a candidate for the State Board of Edudcation, Honolulu District. My long standing concern for, and efforts on behalf of Hawaii's public schools and libraries have made me aware of their many special needs which I feel can best be addressed if I were elected as a member of the Board.

Born in Agate, Colorado,I received a B.S. from Colorado A&M (now CSU), Ph.D from the Univ. of Minnesota. I came to the University of Hawaii in 1955, where I conducted research, taught classes and was Extension Dairy Specialist, retiring at the end of 1974 as an Emeritus Professor. I then spent seven years consulting, teaching and managing in foreign countries involving Kasetsart University in Thailand, Tinian in the Northern Marianas, Central African Republic and Iran.

My community activities include the following: Neighborhood Commissioner of C&C of Honolulu; President of the Friends of the Library; served as a member of the Library Advisory Commission; V.P. of the Washington Intermediate School Ohana; member of the Ala Wai School SCBM Council as a community representative; served as V.P. of Ala Wai School PTA; Inspector for the school inspection program; Judge of Science Fair for many years including 1992; member: of the Advisory Council of the Tokai University of Honolulu; Board of Moiliili Community Center.

I spent over 20 years as a student and over 20 years as a teacher and feel that with my background in. education and business, I can contribute much to our educational system. Education must be everyone's number one concern. The experiences the children and youth have in our schools will determine the quality of our citizens of the future.

I support the LWV's position for an elected school board. Although schools in general are performing well, they need help. Much is said about class size, discipline, teachers' salaries, quality of teachers and principals, quality of school buildings and classrooms, lack of parent participation. We can go on and on. There is much that needs to done to help. I want to be where I can make a difference.

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