|Hawaii House of Representatives District 30|
|November 6, 2012-Present|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|State House Majority Whip|
|Per diem||$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cachola served on the following committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer Protection & Commerce|
|• Economic Development & Business|
|• Legislative Management|
|• Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts|
In September 2013, it was reported by WatchDog.org, an organization of investigative journalists, that Cachola spent $30,000 for a Nissan Pathfinder, purchased in 2008 in Honolulu. His campaign has also spent money "at least three times a week" for fuel, as well as money spent for insurance, maintenance, and registration. Cochola said that the vehicle “is purely for campaign use.” He also responded:
"I felt the campaign needed a bigger car such as the Pathfinder, to accommodate signs, supplies and other campaign paraphernalia,” Cachola said. “For personal use, the family uses our Lexus car, which is a pretty small car."
State spending laws in the state of Hawaii allow lawmakers and candidates to purchase any items that are used for their campaigns. Campaign funds require reimbursement if any asset is also used for personal gain. Cachola maintains his purchases are acceptable to the HI Campaign Spending Commission.
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 was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Romy M. Cachola is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Cachola won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 30. Cachola defeated Nicole Velasco in the August 11 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Cachola is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Cachola raised a total of $109,973 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.
|Romy Cachola's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Hawaii State House, District 30||$54,688|
|1998||Hawaii State House, District 30||$55,285|
|Grand Total Raised||$109,973|
2012Cachola won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cachola raised a total of $54,688.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Romy Cachola's campaign in 2012|
|Hawaii Operating Engineers||$2,000|
|Radcliffe, John H||$2,000|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 293||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$54,688|
|Source:Follow the Money|
1998Cachola won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Cachola raised a total of $55,285.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 1998 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Romy Cachola's campaign in 1998|
|Hawaii Association of Realtors||$1,800|
|Bank of Hawaii||$1,500|
|Bancontrol First Hawaiian Bank||$1,250|
|Hawaii Hotel Association Hotel PAC||$1,200|
|Total Raised in 1998||$55,285|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- WatchDog.org, "HI lawmakers spend campaign cash on a mannequin, Pathfinder and other oddities," accessed October 24, 2013
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 6, 2014
- civilbeat.com, " Unofficial 2012 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 24, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Cachola, Romy," accessed June 27, 2013
John Mizuno (D)
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