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Leaguers "Running to Win" - Eve G. Anderson
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Leaguers "Running to Win" - Benjamin T. Hopkins
Leaguers "Running to Win" - James H. Koshi
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Barbara Marumoto
Leaguers "Running to Win" - George T. Ono
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Leaguers "Running to Win" - Cynthia Thielen
Leaguers "Running to Win" - Michael D. Wilson
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Leaguers "Running to Win" - Cynthia Thielen

CYNTHIA THIELEN
State House of Representatives District 49
Republican
Kailua-Mokapu

While raising four children, I attended and graduated form the University of Hawaii in 1975 and the Richardson School of Law in 1978. I represented the Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana in its successful efforts and was a Legal Aid attorney before opening my Law Office in 1988.

I represented:

Hawaii environmental organizations in major land use litigation before U.S District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and in opposition to Petition Writ of Certiorari to Supreme court of the United States.

Elected officials in successful constitutional challenge to two-year ban provision in Charter of City and County of Honolulu; Won fees and costs under 42 U.S.C. Section 1988.

The coalition for Specialized Housing in its successful challenge to lease five acre site in Pearl City from the State for a housing project for the elderly and disabled.

Through representation of Native Hawaiian group and supporters, I succeeded in opening up Kaho'olawe Island for educational, religious, scientific and cultural visits and in having Kaho'olawe Island placed on the National, Register of Historic Places.

I successfully ran as a pro-choice Republican for the State House of Representatives in 1990. This year, I am seeking re-election to the 49th District which, through reapportionment, now includes Kailua, Mokapu, and a small portion of Kaneohe.

During my first term, I served on the Judiciary, Consumer Protection and Commerce, Energy and Environmental Protection, Water, Land Use and Hawaiian Affairs, and Ocean and Marine Resources Committees. I championed a number of major issues including, sponsoring measures to prevent pollution in Kailua Bay and organizing PORC (People Opposed to Refurbishing the Capitol) to cut back on the five year multi-million dollar capitol renovation project, and am an active member of the House Women's Caucus, which co-sponsored a number of significant bills to curb domestic violence. As an environmental lawyer, I advocate related legislation. I opposed appropriating $50,000,000 to fund rapid transit, and believe our money should be spent first to improve our schools and shelter our people.

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