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!
“One goal is to bring the community together so they have the knowledge, tools, and resources so that, in the event of another wildfire or disaster, they can make informed decisions for themselves, their families, and their neighbors,” shared Rep. La Chica. “It’s about activating our communities to work together, take care of one another, and be prepared.”
Under proposed House and Senate companion bills now pending at the Hawaii Legislature, a court would be granted the authority to restrict what is described as “abusive litigation” from someone who has abused, stalked or sexually assaulted another party.
“It creates a tool for the state and for the courts to be able to prohibit abusive litigation,” said the bill’s lead introducer, Rep. Trish La Chica. “It’s really a tactic that abusers continue to use to harass their victims of domestic violence.”
Rep. Trish La Chica said her office was “buzzing with energy” and listed a slate of policy goals for the next 60 legislative days. And, as she points out, “It will be our first opportunity to deliver on issues that directly impact the district.”