Tiffany Au

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Tiffany Au
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Candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives District 26
Bachelor'sPolitical Science, Grinnell College, 2009
ProfessionPublic relations
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Tiffany Au was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 26 of the Hawaii House of Representatives.

She currently works in the office of Democratic State House Speaker Emeritus Calvin Say. Say's decision to hire Au, a Republican, after the 2012 elections irked some Democrats.[1]


Campaign themes


Au's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Education Reform
Excerpt: "The State must strive to devote a higher percentage of your educational tax dollars toward classroom learning. I am convinced that such a focus will allow qualified teachers to do their jobs well and work as mentors to meet student needs."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Small businesses need lower tax burdens, less intrusive regulations, and policies that encourage the entrepreneurial spirit. I recognize that when local companies have a stronger bottom line, they can invest in growing their businesses—which leads to increased employment."
  • Grow Tourism
Excerpt: "China has a growing economy. Hawaii’s geographic location makes it an attractive destination for China’s increasingly wealthier recreational and business travelers. I have a thorough understanding of Asian cultures, and, if elected, I will be one of the few legislators in the House of Representatives who can speak Chinese."
  • Improve Quality of Life
Excerpt: "After decades of attempts, District 26 is beginning to show its potential as a unique and diverse urban area—one that can be the pride of Honolulu and of Hawaii. The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA), the state agency that has planning, zoning, and approval authority for Kaka’ako, has as its vision a “Live, Work and Play” community. I accept that vision, but as Representative I will work toward a parallel vision of “Enjoy, Thrive and Stay” community, which begins with improving our quality of life."



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Au ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 26. Au ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by District 22 incumbent Scott Saiki (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Saiki Incumbent 60.9% 4,163
     Republican Tiffany Au 39.1% 2,678
Total Votes 6,841

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