Daniel Kahikina Akaka
Akaka was born on September 11, 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He received his Bachelor of Education, Professional Certificate in Secondary Education, Professional Certificate in School Administration, and Master of Education from the University of Hawaii.
He served in the Military during World War II in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (including service on Saipan and Tinian) from 1945 through 1947.
Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Daniel Kahikina Akaka in his successful Senate run as candidate for Hawaii.
Opposed the Iraq War
The following is a list of the 23 U.S. Senators voting "Nay" on the Iraq War resolution in October 2002. The vote was 77-23 in favor of the resolution.
Daniel Akaka (D - Hawaii), Jeff Bingaman (D - N.M.), Barbara Boxer (D - Calif.), Robert Byrd (D - W. Va.), Lincoln Chafee (R - R.I.), Kent Conrad (D - N.D.), Jon Corzine (D - N.J.), Mark Dayton (D - Minn.), Dick Durbin (D - Ill.), Russ Feingold (D - Wis.), Bob Graham (D - Fla.) [Retired, 2004], Daniel Inouye (D - Hawaii), Jim Jeffords (I - Vt.), Ted Kennedy (D - Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D - Vt.), Carl Levin (D - Mich.), Barbara Mikulski (D - Md.), Patty Murray (D - Wash.), Jack Reed (D - R.I.), Paul Sarbanes (D - Md.), Debbie Stabenow (D - Mich.), Paul Wellstone (D - Minn.) [Dec. 2002] and Ron Wyden (D - Ore.).
- Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee
- Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia.
- Armed Services Committee
- Indian Affairs Committee
- Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee