Rida Cabanilla

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Rida Cabanilla
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 41
Incumbent
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii House of Representatives
2014-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 elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, 1986
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1986-present
Personal
BirthdayDecember 24, 1952
Place of birthIlocos Sur, Philippines
ProfessionPartner, Hawaii Nurses Incorporated
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Rida Cabanilla is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Cabanilla has served as State House Majority Floor Leader since 2014.

Biography

Cabanilla's professional experience includes working as a Partner with Hawaii Nurses Incorporated, a radio announcer for KNDI Radio 1270 AM, Instructor at the Kapiolani Community College School of Nursing and Registered Nurse at Saint Francis Medical Center, Critical Care. Cabanilla serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Surgeon Section 9th Corps Readiness Command.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Health
Housing, Chair
Human Services
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 3, 2014. Incumbent Rida Cabanilla Arakawa will face Matthew Lopresti in the Democratic primary, while Bryan E. Jeremiah will face Steve Wiggins in the Republican primary. Tom Berg is running as a Libertarian.[2]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Arakawa won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 41. Arakawa defeated Matt LoPresti in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Adam Reeder (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRida Cabanilla Arakawa Incumbent 61.3% 4,330
     Republican Adam Reeder 38.7% 2,730
Total Votes 7,060
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 41 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRida Cabanilla Arakawa Incumbent 59.9% 1,895
Matt LoPresti 40.1% 1,268
Total Votes 3,163

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cabanilla won re-election to the 42nd District seat in 2010. Cabanilla defeated Mike Schultz in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Tom Berg ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 42 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rida Cabanilla (D) 2,790 54.3%
Tom Berg (R) 2,177 42.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cabanilla won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 42nd District, defeating Tom Berg (R). Cabanilla received 2,788 votes in the election while Berg received 2,665 votes.[7] Cabanilla raised $13,801 for her campaign; Berg raised $21,309.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 42
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rida Cabanilla (D) 2,788 48.9%
Tom Berg (R) 2,665 46.7%
Blank 245 4.3%
Over 3 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cabanilla is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cabanilla raised a total of $116,703 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[9]

Rida Cabanilla's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 41 Won $43,480
2010 Hawaii State House, District 42 Won $28,965
2008 Hawaii State House, District 42 Won $13,801
2006 Hawaii State House, District 42 Won $30,457
2004 Hawaii State House, District 42 Won $0
2002 Hawaii State House, District 42 Defeated $0
Grand Total Raised $116,703

2012

Cabanilla won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cabanilla raised a total of $43,480.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rida Cabanilla's campaign in 2012
Ironworkers$2,200
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,500
Morris, George A (Red)$1,000
Radcliffe, John H$1,000
Carr, Stanford S$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,480
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cabanilla won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cabanilla raised a total of $28,965.

2008

Cabanilla won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cabanilla raised a total of $13,801.

2006

Cabanilla won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cabanilla raised a total of $30,457.

Issues

Marijuana policy

In January 2014, Cabanilla supported legislation that would legalize the cultivation, manufacturing and exporting of marijuana and marijuana food products in Hawaii in order to pay off the state’s unfunded pension liabilities and cover infrastructure repair, public education, and human services programs. “This state would turn into a manufacturing state. Can you imagine factories that would be making ‘Maui Wowie’ cookies and making marijuana macadamia nut candy for export? I think that would be wonderful,” said Cabanilla. Cabanilla declared that she is not “a fan” of marijuana, but hoped that marijuana manufacturing could help fix roads, build more housing, and aid the homeless. "“The state of Colorado made $1.6 billion in two weeks just by selling it. How much do you think we’re going to make for producing it and selling it?" Cabanilla said in an interview. Hawaii has roughly $25 billion in state debt, including the state retirement system, the public employee union health fund, and outstanding bonds.[10]

Scorecards

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. Cabanilla received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Cabanilla received based on specific categories.

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ty Cullen (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 41
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 42
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Sharon Har (D)