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.
After moving to San Francisco to pursue a Masters in Public Administration and working for a national policy organization, Trish and her husband Cricket settled in Mililani, where they are raising their two children, Foggy and Ricki. In her free time, Trish enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, going on hikes, visiting the beach, traveling, and experimenting with new recipes.
As a Filipina legislator, mom, and community leader, Trish cares a whole lot about putting her constituents first, ensuring all voices are heard, and fighting hard so that our community remains the best place to live and raise our families.
For constituent matters and district requests, please visit Rep. La Chica's legislative website: reptrishlachica.com.