MAHALO FOR YOUR VOTE & SUPPORT
“Mahalo to all those who gave so much to my re-election bid. Your faith and dedication in me and my ability to represent the people of Ewa Beach inspired me everyday. Mahalo to all the canvassers, sign wavers, donors and mahalo to all the great questions people had about moving forward. This was a great experience and I cannot thank you all enough!”
“My name is Matt LoPresti and I humbly ask to continue to serve you in the Hawaii State House of Representatives. What makes me qualified to be your representative in the State House? Honesty, integrity, and effective leadership.”
- FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY – As Vice-Chair of Transportation, Matt helped kill the proposed “triple tax” on vehicle gas, weight, and registration, and he scrutinized government spending as a member of the powerful Finance Committee.
- ETHICS REFORM – Matt introduced House Bill 813(2015) to close a loophole that allowed legislators to use their official capacity for personal gain and House Bill 2512(2016) which holds homeowner association board members to ethical disclosure requirements to prevent and expose conflicts of interest.
- SCHOOL FUNDING – Matt launched “Cool Schools 4 Ewa” funneling private fan donations to classrooms. He successfully pushed for millions in CIP for all public schools in District 41 this biennium including funding towards a new 30-classroom building at James Campbell High School and $100 million for air conditioning hot classrooms in Ewa and statewide.
“Your priorities are my priorities…
…because the job of an elected official is to represent you, not a political party, not special interests, and certainly not some personal agenda. I pledge to continue to work harder, smarter, and ethically for our families, schools, kupuna, and keiki.”
-Rep. Matt LoPresti
Matt will continue to successfully fight for our keiki in ‘Ewa public schools just as he has fought for millions in A/C improvements for ‘Ewa and ‘Ewa Beach Elementary and for a new classroom building at James Campbell High School.
The more jobs we have in West Oahu, the less traffic we will face. That is why Matt has and will continue to advocate for the Kapolei Jobs Initiative and work on common sense traffic solutions for those of us who work in town.
COST OF LIVING
Matt has and will continue to encourage real affordable housing solutions and as a member of the Finance Committee supported a record amount of unencumbered funds for the State to tackle this issue.
Our seniors deserve proper healthcare and the ability to age in place. That is why the first legislation Matt ever signed was the Kupuna Care Act, a version of which became law.
Matt works to protect, preserve and restore our natural resources for future generations and introduced legislation that urges the State to study the decline of limu and rehabilitate Ewa’s near shore ecosystem.
In addition to these vital issues, we need someone representing us who will be responsive to constituent needs and on top of important votes and debates that effect our families and our community. Matt has been and will continue to work with other lawmakers to grow better, higher-paying local jobs in Leeward Oahu for Leeward residents. Government services and infrastructure must keep pace with our astronomical growth in ‘Ewa and this can help alleviate our choking traffic as well. Matt will fight to maintain essential services to ensure the health and safety of our community, such as Queen’s Medical Center West and ensure that police, fire, and emergency vehicle protections keep pace with the fastest growing community in the state.
In Matt’s time serving on the neighborhood board he successfully fought to bring The Bus service to the Ocean Pointe Community and brought about an increase in Police patrols to Hau Bush and ‘Ewa Beach. Matt has a strong record as a community advocate fighting to save taxpayer dollars and provide greater services where they are needed.
Vote for leadership with integrity. Vote Matt LoPresti.