The Fix, the Washington Post's politics blog, has included state Rep. Beth Fukumoto in its list of 40 under 40 rising political stars.
Fukumoto is a Republican who has represented a Mililani area House district since 2012.
From the blog:
No, Hawaii isn’t exactly a breeding ground for Republican stars, but if any Republican can succeed in the Aloha State, it could be Fukumoto. At 31, she serves as state House Republicans’ floor leader, and she was named by the Daily Beast as one of nine women reshaping the Republican Party. She was also named to the RNC’s Women on the Right Unite program.