Rep. Ichiyama represents the 31st House district, Salt Lake, Moanalua, and Aliamanu. She was elected for the first time in 2010. She is currently Vice Chair of the House Transportation Committee, and also sits on the Finance Committee, Labor & Public Employment Committee, and Public Safety & Military Affairs Committee.
Rep. Ichiyama shares her thoughts on being on the Finance Committee, including learning more about state government through the bills, especially the budget bill.
She talks about doing interim work with the Finance Committee, such as going out into the community on site visits to observe projects first hand, and meeting with workers and businesses in person. For example, the committee recently went to several locations in West Oahu: Ma'o Farms, the new Kroc Community Center, and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
Finance just completed site visits to the neighbor islands as well. Rep. Ichiyama describes her "take away" from some of the islands: The Big Island - innovation; Maui - the importance of water for the farmers; and the overall kinship between islands based on working together and learning from each other.
For further information, contact Rep. Jo Jordan at 586-8460