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Happy To Be Representing Diverse Community

State Rep. Richard Fale

I am humbled and thankful to have earned the opportunity to represent the North Shore, Ko’olauloa and Ko’olaupoko communities.

District 47 is incredibly diverse and unique. The boundaries stretch from the Waiahole Poi Factory through Oahu’s Windward and North Shore areas and part of Waialua. We have a connection to our land like few others on Oahu, and have an appreciation for family and culture and a special pride to call this area home.

Raised in a rural community on the island of Tongatapu, I can thoroughly appreciate the joy our youths have in passing their days on the farm or on the beach. I grew up with extended family nearby always to keep us in line, to feed us and to teach us. These same memories and values that I see continuing in my younger brothers and sisters and their friends are the reasons why my wife and I want to raise our family here in this community.

I am anxious to get to work serving our community in this new capacity for the next two years. My opponents in both the primary and general elections are wonderful people who are sincere in their love for our beautiful home. I look forward to working with them and other residents and organizations within our community to help facilitate discussion and understanding amongst them.

I will always have an open-door policy with any individual or group who wants to share their concerns. I will work with anyone, whether they supported our campaign or not, because the security, prosperity and legacy of our community supersedes any other consideration.

This past year continued to highlight the outstanding academic and athletic talent of the youths of our community. A central focus of my effort as your legislator will be to support our youths by fighting for greater opportunity for them in every way.

We will be faced with very important decisions in the upcoming legislative session on setting priorities straight as we continue to deal with the challenges of budgeting and planning. Protecting the fragile fixed incomes of our retirees as well as opening up economic and educational opportunity for youths and working families will be top priorities.

As we look ahead to 2013, I would like to invite you to visit the State Capitol and our office Jan. 16, opening day of the legislative session. It will be an important session where we will tackle some important and perhaps difficult issues.

Throughout the session, it is my intention to keep in touch with our community about key legislation moving through the Legislature. I will maintain an open-door policy for anyone who would like to share their thoughts and concerns before, during and after session.

Again, I look forward to hearing from you and I wish you a very happy holiday season.

You can reach me at repfale@capitol.hawaii.gov or by calling my office at 586-6380.

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