Karl Rhoads, Democrat for State Senate District 13

“After 10 years in the State House of Representatives, I’ve decided to run for the State Senate to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Senator Susie Chun Oakland.  Senator Chun Oakland has achieved near-legendary status in the neighborhoods she has represented for the last 26 years.  She has contributed so much to the residents of her district and the State as a whole it is hard to know where to start when thanking her for her many years of service. For me, it is her work on homelessness that stands out. It was not that long ago that homelessness was not the front and center issue it is today. Susie focused on the issue long before it was popular to do so and for that she deserves our sincerest mahalos. With your support I intend to follow in her footsteps, continuing her tireless work for the good of the people of Hawaii.”  — Karl Rhoads

Lower Housing Costs, Less Crime and Better Education

I have been greatly honored to serve in the State House of Representatives; with your support we have made major strides in improving House District 29 and the State as a whole.  A bill I introduced provided the funding to keep Kukui Gardens affordable.  With my support, Mayor Wright Homes is being redeveloped to improve living conditions and to increase the number of available units, and the affordable Senior Residence at Iwilei has been built. To see my complete legislative record go to Legislation.

As your Senator, I will continue to push for more affordable housing, safer neighborhoods, an improved educational system, and an end to involuntary homelessness.  Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or neighborhood concerns.