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Hawaii State Representative, Dist 14

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: Kahakuloa, a portion of Waiehu, a portion of Maalaea, Mopua, Olowalu, Waine e, Lahaina, Puunoa, Kelawea, Lahainaluna, Kā anapali, Mahinhina Camp, Kahana, and HonokahuaHow 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 (FY2022): $62,604 plus $225/day if living outside Oahu, $10/day for members living on Oahu; Speaker of the House - $70,104

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    Kelly J. ARMSTRONG
    (Rep)

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    Kanamu BALINBIN
    (Dem)

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    Elle COCHRAN
    (Dem)

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    Leonard K. NAKOA, III
    (NS)

Biographical Information

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Occupation Small Business Owner/Landlord
Education GED
Military/Community Service Member of The Rotary Club of Lahaina
Campaign Phone 808-281-7709
Campaign Email voteellecochran@gmail.com
West Maui District 14 will have a strong voice at the State level with me since I bring eight years of Maui County Council experience, knowledge and rapport to the table. I have legislative and budgetary experience. I have always prided myself in having the Pulse of the community I represent and make it a point to continue an open door policy to All to strengthen this connection.
Supporting certain legislation like No Fundraising during Session. Initiating investigations. County Council works within the confines of Sunshine Law and I would like this type of open and transparency practice to a certain extent happen on the State Level.
Support Managed Retreat actions, invest in renewable energy, restore nature to absorb carbon, switch to sustainable transport, support disaster recovery preparedness. Support the Hawaii Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commissions efforts.
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