|Hawaii State Senate District 25|
|November 6, 2012-Present|
|November 8, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Place of birth||Kailua, HI|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thielen served on the following committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Economic Development, Government Operations and Housing|
|• Ways and Means|
Thielen's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Zoning and Environmental Protections
- "If elected, I will stand in opposition to any effort to fast-track development and bypass zoning and environmental protections. I will alert you so you know what the Legislature is trying to do and can add your voices early, when it counts."
- Honest and Open Government
- "If elected, I will continue to be a strong advocate for open and clean government. I will support strengthening sunshine and procurement laws to make sure government uses tax revenues wisely, legally and effectively. I will strenuously fight any bills that reduce access to public information."
- "If elected, I will continue to be a strong advocate for farming. I will oppose any effort to change the agricultural district into a tourism resort district. I will work to develop meaningful incentives that support increased food farming and agricultural operations that help Hawaii’s resiliency and economy."
- Small Business
- "If elected, I will strongly oppose any effort to retain the tax increase on small businesses next year. I will also oppose any other tax that unfairly impacts small businesses."
- "I support public charter schools and believe their students should receive funding equitable with all other public school students. In exchange, public charter schools should be accountable to the public and held to the same ethical and professional standards as traditional public schools."
- See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012
Thielen won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 25. She defeated incumbent Pohai Ryan and Levani Rachel Lipton in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Fred Hemmings (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Thielen was a director of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources under former Republican Governor Linda Lingle (R). Thus, she was unable to run for office as a Democrat, because she had not been a member of the party in good standing for at least six months. She filed anyway and is now facing internal punishment from the Democratic Party, but her candidacy won't be challenged in court.
|Hawaii State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012|
|Hawaii State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Thielen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Thielen raised a total of $63,187 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.
|Laura Thielen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Hawaii State Senate, District 25||$63,187|
|2004||Board of Education, District Windward||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$63,187|
2012Thielen won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Thielen raised a total of $63,187.
|Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Laura Thielen's campaign in 2012|
|Thielen, Laura H||$4,075|
|Total Raised in 2012||$63,187|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Thielen is married and has two children.
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- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Issue positions: Civil Beat profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2004
- Laura Thielen, "Platform," accessed September 26, 2012
- Star Advertiser, "Democrats won't seek to legally block Laura Thielen candidacy," June 12, 2012
- State of Hawaii Office of Elections, “Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii – Statewide,” November 20, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Thielen, Laura," Accessed June 25, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Laura Thielen," accessed September 26, 2012
Pohai Ryan (D)
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