Mahalo for your support! Tarnas for State House 2018!
Aloha and thank you for your support and encouragement to run in 2018 for State Representative in House District 7!
The very strong support I received in last year's election demonstrates that the voters in this district want a change in the status quo. They want a new State Representative who can better represent Kohala and North Kona, effectively advocating for our interests in Honolulu.
Voters want a candidate with a proven history in Hawai'i of working with diverse stakeholders to resolve tough conflicts on complicated issues using good data and evidence-based policy along with compassion and courage. They want a strong legislative leader with a record of building alliances to pass legislation that solved local economic and resource management challenges. They want a candidate with professional planning experience, meeting facilitation and problem-solving skills, and the analytical skills to research and develop creative solutions.
As your State Representative, I plan to work with other legislators to bring forward needed legislation on priority critical issues related to the environment, marine resources, watershed, forestry, energy, agriculture, astronomy, science and technology, economic development, education, drug policy, healthcare, tax reform and civil service reform.
Thank you very much for your support!
Onward to 2018! Imua!