Trish La Chica is the State Representative for District 37 proudly serving Mililani Town, Mililani Mauka, Waipio Gentry and Koa Ridge. As representative, Trish has advocated for better public transportation options for the district, successfully pushed for the regulation of e-cigarettes to protect our youth, and brought in funding to improve our schools and address homelessness.
Prior to joining the legislature, Trish spent over 15 years in leadership roles working for non-profit organizations, as well as state and county government in areas such as health, Medicaid, housing, and homelessness. Her passion for advocacy began as an investigative journalist in Manila, where she produced documentaries that shed light on the daily struggles of Filipino families and fought against corruption.Read More
Trish is dedicated to putting her community first. Visit her official legislative website to learn more about her work and accomplishments as well as to submit constituent concerns and inquiries.Visit reptrishlachica.com
Prioritizing the Safety and Well-Being of our Community: Collaborate with law enforcement agencies to implement community policing, promote transparency, and improve relations between law enforcement and residents. Advocate for effective emergency response systems and disaster preparedness plans to safeguard our community during unforeseen crises. Additionally, work to address substance abuse issues through evidence-based prevention and treatment programs, helping families affected by addiction find support and recovery resources.See More Priorities
Trish and #TeamTLC are ready to work hard and fight, but we can't do it alone. Together, we can build a better future for our kids, our families, and our communities. Mahalo for your support!
"State Rep. Trish La Chica experienced firsthand what it takes for a student to get to Pearl City High School from Koa Ridge on TheBus now that the school bus route is suspended."
State Rep. Trish La Chica of District 37 says safety is a high priority in the community.
"Clearly this is top of mind," she said. "And as a mom raising two kids, similar to many parents in our community. It’s a very high priority to us."
The state representative wants to find solutions to the impacts that poverty, corruption and political instability have on citizens' everyday lives.