Cynthia Thielen

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Cynthia Thielen
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 50
Incumbent
In office
1990-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Present
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, 1975
J.D.William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1933
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Cynthia Thielen is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 50. She was first elected to the chamber in 1990. She is the Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Thielen's professional experience includes working as an attorney with Brown, Johnson & Day, Gerson and Grekin, Wynhoff & Theilen.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thielen served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Energy & Environmental Protection, Vice Chair
Judiciary
Water & Land

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thielen served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thielen served on these committees:

Issues

Sewage-To-Kailua Plan

Honolulu ran into a waste issue in 2011 as its normal sewage treatment plant, Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, became overcapacity. Kailua Mayor Peter Carlisle said that truckloads of waste would be dispatched to an Ewa treatment plant until an environmental assessment can be performed on Kailua's treatment plant.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen led this effort to have the city perform an environmental assessment before delivering daily truckloads of waste to the Kailua Water Treatment Plant.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Holly A. Broman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Cynthia H. Thielen defeated Joan S. Hood in the Republican primary. Broman will face Thielen in the general election.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 50 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCynthia H. Thielen Incumbent 57.5% 1,231
Joan S. Hood 42.5% 909
Total Votes 2,140

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thielen won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 50. Thielen ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thielen won re-election to the 50th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Thielen was unopposed.[6]

2008

In 2008, Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 50th District. Thielen ran unopposed in the election. She raised $22,527 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thielen is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Thielen raised a total of $152,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[8]

Cynthia Thielen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $19,410
2010 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $16,130
2008 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $22,527
2006 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $21,060
2004 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $23,410
2002 Hawaii State House, District 50 Won $23,290
2000 Hawaii State House, District 49 Won $13,442
1998 Hawaii State House, District 49 Won $13,525
Grand Total Raised $152,794

2012

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $19,410.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cynthia Thielen's campaign in 2012
Nicolai, Joseph P$2,000
Opperman, Frank T$2,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association$2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,500
Clancey, Robert J$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$19,410
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $16,130.

2008

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $22,527.

2006

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $21,060.

2004

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $23,410.

2002

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $23,290.

2000

Thielen won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $13,442.

1998

Thielen won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $13,525.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Hawaii

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

2013

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[10]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[11] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Thielen received a total score of 37%. Here are the scores Thielen received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
44% 29% 33% 67% 29% 0%

Personal

Theilen is a member of the American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Women Lawyers, Historic Hawaii, League of Women Voters, Energy and Electric Utilities Committee Board - National Conference of State Legislatures, Environment and Natural Resources Committee Board - National Conference of State Legislatures, and Hawaii Representative with the National Women's Network.[12]

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