Serving the residents of Hawaii House District 29

“Serving in the State House since 2006 has been a tremendous honor.  I am proud to say that, with your help, we have made major strides in improving District 29 (Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei and Chinatown).  A bill I introduced provided the funding to keep much of Kukui Gardens affordable.  With my support, Mayor Wright Homes is being redeveloped to improve living conditions, and the affordable Senior Residence at Iwilei was built.  I will continue to push for more and better affordable housing for District 29 residents.”   — Karl Rhoads

Star-Advertiser endorses Karl

“…Rhoads, a George Washington University law school graduate who interned with U.S. Senator John Kerry, is clearly the candidate with more heft. Holt is young and energetic with long-time ohana ties to his district, but Rhoads served on the Downtown Neighborhood Board for 10 years and has been a legislator since 2006. He has done well by his constituents on affordable and livable housing issues, especially from the Democratic perspective.” —Honolulu Star Advertiser, July 24, 2012

Lower Housing Costs, Less Crime and Better Education

Since I was first elected in 2006, I have focused on providing more affordable housing, reducing area crime and improving the education system.  Although there is still much to do, I have achieved victories in affordable housing, as noted above, and I have pushed for additional funding for schools in the area.  Most notably, I was successful in obtaining a $21 million appropriation for the complete renovation of Farrington High School, now in progress. To see the committees I am on and bills I have passed go to About Karl.

I have been deeply involved in my community for many years.  As a State Legislator, I have been able to effect positive change in the neighborhoods I have represented and in our State as a whole and I very much appreciate your continued support.  Do not hesitate to contact me with questions or neighborhood concerns.