Kymberly Pine never imagined that she would be an elected official. Seeing her community neglected by government leaders in the areas of traffic relief, school funding and crime motivated her to run for office to ensure that the Leeward Coast would no longer be left behind. Since her election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004 and now as a member of the Honolulu City Council, her district has received over a $1 billion for new roads, schools, parks, beaches and various community improvement projects. Tougher crime laws were also passed.
Kymberly has a strong work ethic and a passionate desire to succeed. She graduated from the prestigious University of California, Berkeley where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English and became a trained journalist. She has won numerous awards for her writing, and was the youngest to be appointed as Director of the Minority Research Office in the State House of Representatives. In this position, she ran a team focused on finding waste and mismanagement in government spending and creating new solutions to Hawaii’s problems. Her work in policy has received extensive coverage in local television, radio, and print media and has also been used by the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s offices.
Kymberly is also an avid athlete. She completed the 42-mile Molokai Channel canoe race to Oahu and the Waikiki Rough Water Swim 2.4 mile competition. In high school she was a well-known athlete as a member of the Hawaii Olympic Development Soccer Team, and was chosen as the Oahu Interscholastic Association West All-Star MVP player. She was also a cross-country and track standout, placing second in the OIA in various competitions.