|District||Hawaii 1st (Candidate)|
|Term||112th Congress (Candidate)|
“Our oceans stand on the forgotten frontlines of global environmental conservation. Too easily ignored, too absorptive of individual harm, their ability to sustain life on our planet is under accelerating cumulative threat. I remain committed to building the critical mass of support and protection it'll take to ensure healthy, productive oceans for all generations after ours.”
Leadership: Mr. Case served as a Congressman from Hawaii in the 108th and 109th Congresses (2003 – 2007). In that time, he proved himself to be a strong ocean advocate. He sponsored the Coral Reef Conservation and Protection Act to make it unlawful to take, import/export, possess, purchase or sell any covered coral reef species within U.S. waters. He sponsored the National Aquatic Invasive Species Act, to establish aquatic invasive species prevention requirements for all vessels operating in U.S. waters. He was a consistent advocate for extending the moratorium on new offshore drilling, and pushed for a strong Magnuson-Stevens Act. He is most proud, however, of helping to establish the Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Marine Monument, which is the largest marine monument in the world (nearly 140,000 square miles).