Romy Cachola

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Romy Cachola
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
November 6, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Majority Whip
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Romy Cachola is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Cachola has served as State House Majority Whip since 2013.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Economic Development & Business
Legislative Management
Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRomy Cachola 52.6% 1,236
Nicole Velasco 47.4% 1,116
Total Votes 2,352

Campaign donors

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.[3]

Romy Cachola's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 30 Won $54,688
1998 Hawaii State House, District 30 Won $55,285
Grand Total Raised $109,973

2012

Cachola 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
Outrigger Enterprises$2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Grosfeld, Jason$2,000
Radcliffe, John H$2,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 293$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$54,688
Source:Follow the Money

1998

Cachola won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Cachola raised a total of $55,285.

Issues

Campaign spending

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."[4]

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.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Mizuno (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 30
2012-present
Succeeded by
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