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Hawaii State House, District 39

Duties: The Hawaii State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Hawaii State Legislature. The Hawaii House of Representatives is a part-time body.Areas Represented: Royal Kunia, Village Park, Waipahu, Makakilo, West LochHow Elected: The house consists of 51 members elected from an equal number of respective representative districts. A Representative must be a Hawaii resident not less than three years, is at least 18 years old, and is a qualified voter of the representative district from which the person seeks to be elected. Candidates for state legislative offices who are nominated in the primary election and are unopposed in the general election will be deemed elected to the office sought after the primary election regardless of the number of votes received by that candidate (Hawaii State Constitution, Article III, Section 4).Term: Two years, not subject to term limits. Base Salary (2020): $62,604 plus $225/day if living outside Oahu, $10/day for members living on Oahu; Senate President - $70,104

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    Ty J.K. CULLEN

  • Austin L.S. MAGLINTI

Biographical Information

Please provide a brief Candidate Statement describing your qualifications and why you are running for this office.

What are your top two goals and how will you achieve them if elected?

What do you think about the state of women in Hawaii's elected and appointed public offices? What have you done to support women in government? What will you do?

How would you address concerns about a lack of transparency at all levels of government?

Do you support automatically registering people to vote when they apply for a driver’s license or state identification card, provided they can voluntarily opt out of registering. (Senate Bill 2005 passed the senate and is currently in the Hawaii House Judiciary.)

What, if any, actions would you work towards in your first 100 days to address the threats facing Hawaii due to climate change?

Do you believe the response to the COVID-19 crisis could have been improved, and if so, how?

I love serving our community as a public servant. I want to preserve this special place that is filled with great people and culture, so our families and future generations can thrive. I want to build upon what we have all worked hard to achieve and increase opportunities for all our residents. With my experience and good working relationships with individuals and businesses across all areas of our state, I know that I can continue to do a lot of good for our community.
Two of my top goals are improving education and creating better opportunities to improve quality of life. Some of the ways I work to improve education are supporting long-range infrastructure projects (i.e. Honouliuli Middle School; new buildings at district schools including Campbell High, Ewa Elementary, Ewa Makai Middle, and Honowai Elementary; and UH Allied Health and Administration building); and supporting early childhood programs (i.e. EOEL and Preschool Open Doors) and the Early College program. One of the ways I work to help improve the quality of life for our residents is by supporting technology development to reduce barriers for businesses to create living wage jobs and build resiliency through sustainability.
I work with many women in government and I think they pay a large influential role. I work closely with Chair Luke and support her as the vice chair to the Committee on Finance. As someone from a large family, I continuously encourage my nieces to participate and engage in public service.
We need to provide more education on the process and how the public can participate in the process and increase community engagement.
I support an individual’s choice on their level of participation and civic engagement.
I will continue to introduce and support measures that address Hawaii’s water security and improve our renewable energy technology.
Since we are dealing with a new global pandemic, the response has been proper given the current information and circumstance we are in. As with anything, we can learn from this pandemic and continue to improve our protocols to keep our people safe and healthy.
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