Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine Filed Papers Today for City Council Candidacy

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May 29, 2012                                                           Phone: 689-1713

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine Filed Papers Today for City Council Candidacy

HONOLULU – Today State Representative Kymberly Marcos Pine filed official papers to run for Honolulu City Council District 1 alongside proud members of her immediate family.

“I feel tremendously blessed to have enjoyed this day with my grandmother, Alionora Marcos, who grew up and worked on the plantations of Hawaii,” said Kymberly. “It means the world to me that she could witness her granddaughter stepping up to make a difference in the lives of hardworking families across the Leeward Coast.”

As councilwoman, she will continue to focus on bringing good jobs to the Leeward Coast as she has done in supporting the development of UH West Oahu, the Kroc Center in Ewa Beach, new shopping centers and Aulani Disney Hotel.  She will also continue to work on easing traffic congestion, ensuring easy access to community healthcare and lowering the cost of living and doing business on Oahu.  Recently, she has played a key role in working with doctors at the Hawaii Medical Center site to increase their services and opening an Urgent Care Center.

Kymberly is a descendant of Filipino immigrants who worked on Hawaii’s plantations.  She has 14 years of experience working for the people of Hawaii at the State Capitol. As Director of the Minority Research Office in the State House of Representatives, she ran a team focused on finding waste and mismanagement in government spending and creating new solutions to Hawaii’s problems as the author of the $600 Million Waste and Mismanagement Report. She has worked for over six years at U.S.VETS – HAWAII, a home for former homeless veterans and was a member of the State Housing Committee that implemented sweeping improvements in homeless services. Kymberly has been a victim advocate for 15 years and is now Hawaii’s leading expert in cyber crime law. She is the former chair of the Ewa Weed and Seed’s Beautification Committee.