Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

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Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 45
Incumbent
In office
November 6, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Leadership
State House Minority Whip
2012-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 electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMililani High School
Bachelor'sFilm production, University of Hawai'i
Personal
Place of birthMililani, HI
CandidateVerification
Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Matsumoto has served as State House Minority Whip since 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Education
Higher Education
Health
Housing

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Matsumoto's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "I strongly believe we need to come together as a community and strengthen Hawai’i agriculture to become more self-sustainable. A frightening statistic is that the average age of Hawai’i farmers is 60 years old. We need to educate and inspire our younger generations to embrace the farming lifestyle."
  • Small Businesses
Excerpt: "I believe that small businesses must be supported by cutting red tape at the state level while maintaining health, environmental and safety standards. I will support small businesses by encouraging legislation that minimizes the regulatory environment which drives up the costs making it difficult for small business owners to survive."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Too many of our friends and neighbors are out of work. I will work to help create a business environment that fosters job growth by reforming the current regulatory climate."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Every one of the schools in our state are uniquely different. We cannot put them all through the same cookie cutter system and expect different results. I believe that a greater percentage of the money allocated for education needs to be given directly to the schools so they can determine how to best teach their students."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "I believe there is no reason that economic prosperity and environmental protection cannot go hand-in-hand. We can and should work with economists and the environmental community to maintain and preserve the natural environment that makes Hawai’i such a special place to live."

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. Michael Yadao Magaoay is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Matsumoto won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 45. Matsumoto ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and defeated Jake Bradshaw (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Kealohilani Matsumoto 50.8% 2,626
     Democratic Jake Bradshaw 49.2% 2,540
Total Votes 5,166

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cheape is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cheape raised a total of $36,990 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[6]

Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 45 Won $36,990
Grand Total Raised $36,990

2012

Cheape won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cheape raised a total of $36,990.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto's campaign in 2012
Green, Howard$2,000
Republican State Leadership Cmte HI PAC$2,000
North Shore News$1,923
Cheape, Lauren$1,378
Schroeder, Clint$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$36,990
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Matsumoto was Miss Hawai'i in 2011.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jo Jordan (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 45
2012-present
Succeeded by
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