Monday, August 15, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Rep Andria Tupola to Announce Gubernatorial Run
By News Release @ 2:53 PM :: 6556 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party

Special Announcement from Andria Tupola – November 21, 2017

From Vote Tupola

I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health wrapping up the last few months of 2017.  My family and I are doing well! My husband continues to  work for the city, my daughters are 9 and 10, and I'm looking forward to finishing my PhD in music very soon.

What an interesting journey thus far! I was first given the honor to serve my community as a State House Representative in 2014 and this  honor has continued through my re-election in 2016. The difficult decision to put my music career on hold has been rewarded with opportunities to influence positive change not only for my community, but also for the entire State of Hawaii.  I've used my creativity and teaching skills to be a very different -- very grassroots -- public servant who has been very proactive in serving my community.

  • Lead quarterly street cleanups
  • Direct traffic during water main breaks
  • Help haul abandoned cars
  • Organize statewide trafficking awareness conferences
  • Give away hundreds of prom dresses while empowering girls in my community
  • Paint locker rooms
  • Organize mural projects
  • Advocate for lower electric bills
  • Help homeless encampments
  • Host town halls
  • Vote on thousands of bills while also leading our minority caucus

This is the type of grassroots, community-based leadership we need to create a better Hawaii for everyone.  This cannot be done with the current career politicians who leap from one election to the next.  We need leaders focused on us and our communities -- not their own political ambition.  We need bold, inspiring leaders who bring people together and who are accountable to the people.

In a few weeks, I will formally announce my run for Governor of the State of Hawaii.  This is a huge step in my and my family's life -- but I believe the time to take this step is now.  The systemic problems in our state have led to,

  1. a high cost of living,
  2. an unfriendly business environment,
  3. departments permitting unqualified "professionals" to work with vulnerable populations,
  4. a homeless epidemic, and
  5. substandard state facilities.

Yet in the face of all these problems, our current government remains unresponsive. We cannot continue with more of the same.We can do better -- and frankly -- our Hawaii DESERVES better.  

As I prepare to run for Governor, the voices I want to hear from are not the insiders and political elites who have controlled our government for too long; rather, I’m talking to working families, nurses, teachers, truck drivers and small business owners who have kept Hawaii going despite the current government’s ineffective decision-making. These are the voices that need to be heard!

I am ready for this next step, but I know I can’t do it alone.  Whatever the future holds, we will only make it better by working together.  I am reaching out to ask for your support to help get our campaign off the ground.  Please consider donating $100, $250, $2000, or the max of $6000 to help us reach our goal of $250,000 before the end of 2017.  You can also help by following me on social media and talking to all your friends about my vision for a better Hawaii.  Thank you for your support and love!

Thank you for your support and love,

Andria Tupola

Hawaii deserves the best!

-=-=-

Andria For A Better Hawaii · United States

VoteTupola.nationbuilder.com

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT