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Cynthia Thielen for House District 50

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As a graduate of University of Hawaii, Manoa and the WSRSL, I have represented House District 50 (Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) in the State Legislature since 1990 and am Assistant Minority Leader. I serve as Vice Chair of the Energy & Environmental Protection Committee, ranking member for the Judiciary, Consumer Protection & Commerce and Water & Land Committees, Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, and member of the Keiki and Kupuna Caucuses.

I am a strong advocate for our public school system, striving to ensure a healthy learning and working environment for students, teachers, and staff. I believe in a strong early education for all keiki, from preschool on up, to

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give students a jumpstart and create engaged learners who are prepared for and eager to achieve higher education. I consistently vote to support school funding and reduce the teacher-to-student ratio.

In my support of UH faculty, I supported the establishment of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, served as a UH Manoa Legislator in Residence, and participate regularly in the WSRSL’s annual Moot Court.

As a member of the UH family, I work hard to support its faculty and students, and am very honored to receive UHPA’s endorsement.



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