UHPA endorses another newcomer to the legislative process, Scot Matayoshi, House District 49. Scot is currently an Associate at the law firm of Schlack Ito. Scott received his law degree from the University of Hawai‘i’s William S. Richardson School of Law. He also taught science at Nanakuli Middle School and continues his involvement in education as the President of the Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation. Scot enjoys serving his community on the Neighborhood Board, VP of the Kaneohe Christmas Parade and member of the Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club. In his spare time he relaxes at the dojo where he is a blackbelt. Scot’s background made him an ideal candidate for House District 49, he knows his community well and as a graduate of UH Law School and practicing attorney he has a unique perspective and understanding of the legal issues Janus will have on the UHPA faculty.