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"Ron understands the culture and diversity of Hawai`i. We appreciate the on-going support for Kaua`i small businesses and recreational motorsports at Kaua`i Raceway Park."

— Bobby & Kerri Barros

“Ron Kouchi, we know him, we believe in him and we trust him. Over 200 million in funding for Kauai and her people. His integrity, intelligence and experience is unequalled.”

— Darren & Kimberly Cummings

"Ron’s presence on the legislature has truly been a blessing for Kauai. Moreso, his leadership as Senate President has been a big plus and he has gained the respect of the citizens of Kauai and his colleagues. We are very fortunate to be represented by a senator with great experience who is deeply rooted in his community and who knows and understands the needs of his home island. Ron’s work has been outstanding and he has been influential in securing funding for many capital improvement projects on Kauai; to name a few: roads and highway improvements, harbors maintenance, airport building repair, agriculture, schools and facilities, sporting venues and facilities, Hawaiian Homelands, hospitals, and the list goes on.

Mahalo nui, Ron, for your accomplishments and your continued work and aloha for Kauai and the state of Hawaii."

— Kaleo Perez

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These past few years have been difficult, and it is an honor and a privilege to work on your behalf as your State Senator. More than in any years of the past, we’ve been able to dedicate unprecedented resources toward addressing some of those persistent challenges in our county and state.

This year, over $200 million was dedicated to Kauaʻi for education, housing, and to improve or repair infrastructure like roads, bridges and facilities.

We’ve learned the lessons of the recent past which has underscored the importance of a strong system of medical care, and the Legislature has responded with over $9 million for the Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial and the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospitals as well as funding to increase mental health services.

To help working men and women, the minimum wage was raised and the earned income tax credit was made permanent which will put hundreds of dollars back into the pockets of those who need it most.

Additionally, $600 million was dedicated to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Office of Hawaiian Affairs to address the problems of the long standing
wait-lists for homes.

One of pressing problems I learned about from my daughter-in-law that had not been on my radar, was about girls missing school due to their period and lack of period products. We were able to provide assistance to the Maʻi Movement, which works to end period poverty and helps distribute menstrual products to girls in school.

This is just a snapshot of some of the things we accomplished in the 2022 Legislative session. As I seek another term in the State Senate, I humbly ask for your vote to allow me to continue to represent you, Kauaʻi and Niʻihau.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

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Ron Kouchi
Hawaii State Senate
8th District (Kaua’i and Ni’ihau)

KOUCHI, RONALD (D) FOR SENATE

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Lump Sum Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation – Kauaʻi Region, Kauaʻi

08.18.2022


Executive Chambers – Honolulu DAVID Y. IGE – GOVERNOR August 18, 2022 The Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi President of the Senate Thirty-First State Legislature State Capitol, Room 409 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813 Aloha Senator Kouchi: I am pleased to let you know that my administration has released funding for the following Capital…

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Baseyard Building Structural Repairs, Lihue Airport

08.01.2022


Executive Chambers – Honolulu DAVID Y. IGE – GOVERNOR August 1, 2022 The Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi President of the Senate Thirty-First State Legislature State Capitol, Room 409 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813 Aloha Senator Kouchi: I am pleased to let you know that my administration has released funding for the following Capital…

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Eleele Elem, Air Conditioning

06.28.2022


Executive Chambers – Honolulu DAVID Y. IGE – GOVERNOR June 28, 2022 The Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi President of the Senate Thirty-First State Legislature State Capitol, Room 409 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813 Aloha Senator Kouchi: I am pleased to let you know that my administration has released funding for the following Capital…

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Governor David Ige Signs Menstrual Equity Bill Into Law

06.20.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi — Today, in the presence of students, teachers and advocate groups, Governor David Ige signed SB 2821 SD2 HD1 CD1 into law. This measure requires the Department of Education to provide menstrual products free of charge to…

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Senate President Kouchi Applauds $1.9 Million Department of Defense Grant Awarded to Mitigate Flood Impacts on Kauaʻi

06.17.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261 Līhuʻe, Kauai – Today, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) applauded the $1.9 million Department of Defense grant awarded by the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program to three organizations on Kauaʻi. This grant…

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Kaua‘i Student Selected to participate in PBS SRL’S 2022 Summer Academy

06.16.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261 Līhuʻe, Kauai – PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) has selected Natalie Lett, a junior at Kauaʻi High School, to participate in its annual summer academy, which will take place at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona…

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Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves Senate Resolution 106 to Rename Russian Fort Elisabeth State Historical Park

06.14.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – On June 9, 2022, the Board of Land and Natural Resources announced that they have approved Senate Resolution 106 introduced by Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi. SR 106 urged the Board of Land and Natural Resources…

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Hanapepe Health Center, Renovations, Repairs, Improvements

05.03.2022


Executive Chambers – Honolulu DAVID Y. IGE – GOVERNOR May 3, 2022 The Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi President of the Senate Thirty-First State Legislature State Capitol, Room 409 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813 Aloha Senator Kouchi: I am pleased to let you know that my administration has released funding for the following Capital…

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Senate President Ronald D Kouchi announces Kaua‘i GIA Awardees

04.28.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6291 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) announced today the name of eleven (11) Kauaʻi organizations that were chosen to receive grant-in-aid (GIA) awards from the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. After a two-year…

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Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and Kauaʻi Delegation Secures Over $200 Million for the Garden Isle

04.27.2022


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2022 Senate Communications: Jacob Aki 808-586-6261 Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi (District 8 – Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) and the Kauaʻi House delegation – Representatives Nadine Nakamura, Dee Morikawa, and James Kunane Tokioka – have secured over $200 million in capital improvement projects…

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