State Representative - Nov 2010 to present
I am very fortunate to represent the district where I was born and raised, so this is my opportunity to give back to the community. I am a proud product of our public schools: Salt Lake Elementary, Moanalua Middle and Moanalua High School. Over the past eight years, serving as the State Representative for Salt Lake, Moanalua and Aliamanu, I have learned so much from working with residents to address issues such as traffic congestion, public safety, education, homelessness and affordable housing.
After listening to residents in House District 32, some of the most common issues I hear about are the high cost of living, property crime and traffic congestion. I work closely with my colleagues in the House to make living in Hawaii more affordable and to improve our roads and highways. I also helped to support new Neighborhood Security Watch groups to keep our homes and families safe.
If re-elected, I will continue to focus on serving my constituents. My office is always open and my top priority is to make sure that our community’s voices are heard in the State Legislature. For example, every year I introduce legislation on behalf of residents on topics ranging from noise pollution to supporting veterans.
My commitment is to create an office that works for you. Every day we help residents navigate the bureaucratic jungle of state and local government, whether it is fixing a crack in the sidewalk, reporting abandoned vehicles or removing overgrown trees and vegetation. I encourage constituents to contact me any time they have a question about government services or just need to know where to find more information about a topic of interest.
I am an active member of the Women’s Legislative Caucus and successfully co-sponsored legislation on ending the rape kit backlog and establishing a state version of Title IX to ensure equal access to education for all students.