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Tiare Lawrence Announces Candidacy for State House, District 12

March 11, 2016, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated March 11, 1:27 PM
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Tiare Lawrence announces candidacy for State House District 12.

Tiare Lawrence announces candidacy for State House District 12.

Maui resident, Tiare Lawrence announced her candidacy to the Hawaiʻi State House of Representatives, District 12 at the County Clerk’s Office on Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was accompanied by colleagues, family and friends.

Lawrence, 33, graduated from Lahainaluna High School and attended Kapiolani Community College. She is a graduate of Ka Ipu Kukui, and was selected for the initial Maui Visitors Bureau “Maui Mavericks” program this year. She is presently a small business owner, managing her retail boutique Otaheite Hawaiʻi in the Wailea Gateway since 2012.

“Hawaiʻi deserves a voice at the State level that will champion the sustainable ideas and innovations that will take Hawaiʻi generally, and Upcountry Maui particularly, to the next level” said Lawrence in an announcement.

“Upcountry residents now need important decisions to be made to positively impact their future,” she said. “We need to take a more progressive approach to how things are handled at the State level with regard to our environment, education, housing and employment. This means being more cognizant of the long-term implications of the decisions we make today,” said Lawrence.

Lawrence said she wants to focus on protecting our high-quality upcountry life-style and ensuring that upcountry families are able to get affordable housing and employment opportunities. She said she will also support diversified farming, creating more sustainable jobs, and empowering small business opportunities.

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