- Aug. 5, 2018
-- "It was refreshing to hear Rep. Andria Tupola's live interview with Chad Blair last night. She is articulate, energetic, and bright. Her common-sense, people-first style is what our state needs to extricate itself from crises like homelessness and the crushing cost-of-living. For example, she referenced Hawaiian Homes (DHHL) which has the potential and federal dollars, to provide shelter for hundreds, if not thousands of Hawaiians, once effectively streamlined.
In regard to housing non-Hawaiians, she stated that developers can benefit from deregulation resulting in shorter permitting times, reducing costs. Tupola also discussed cutting taxes and gave examples of state buildings and land within her district that go unused, rebutting the argument that other state revenue streams are non-existent.
She is also supportive of the local business community and wants to keep local dollars in Hawaii. At this critical junction in our state's history, we need a leader who inspires us, has a clear vision, and gets things done.
Listening to Andria Tupola speak is confirmation that our state still has hope."