Political Radar

40 under 40

May 19th, 2014

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.

9 Responses to “40 under 40”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Most 40 under 40 could be considered tea party members
    and not GOP...republicans are so divided that each state
    is full of confused people...takes 14 plus candidates running
    as republicans...twice the number of dwarfs...

  2. innocent observer:

    is being anti-democrat a qualification of a rising repub star?

  3. liberty lover:

    Rising political stars of all kinds are what we need in Hawaii, with the youth vote at under 20% of those eligible, their future earnings being quietly seized from them by older politicians to pay for obligations they never knowingly incurred, and the status quo Democrat party stranglehold on our politics. Point to "Tea Party" bogeymen all you like but the coming wave of Republican victories nationwide will be felt in Hawaii due to the bottom-up, neighbor by neighbor, hardworking grassroots activities of new young Republican candidates and legislators like Beth Fukumoto. It's a commonplace of Hawaii news to mention any local person noticed on a national news or blog -- and we need more of it. Hawaii's multi-ethnic and, so far, peaceful polity is, will be, and should be, a focus for national political commentary. We are a glimpse of America's future, and young conservative political leaders who succeed here, against all odds, will be noticed.

  4. me:

    Especially Incognito: At least the Tea Party still try to support the GOP and NOT, thank God, the Dem...the party of confusion and deceit...

  5. Mililani Resident:

    Rep. Fukumoto is an articulate, well-liked politician with integrity and honesty. She represents her constituents well, is approachable, and genuinely cares about making Hawaii a better place to live for all. I'm not surprised that she made this list. If we elected more people like her, the state capitol would be a much better place.

  6. Especially Incognito:

    The tea party (five year old) is an empty athletic supporter.

    Seems the republican party is the confused.
    They contradict themselves daily only to go in right circles.

    Right snow white? Seems the republican party is schizophrenic.
    Not enough to have only seven dwarfs, that they need fourteen plus,
    to run for Presidency, showing how divided they are. The only deceit
    is fox media.

  7. Especially Incognito:

    Seems that republicans also forget that it is Democrats tax payers
    that pay their wages as well a republicans who pay for Democrat

    Next on job resumes, they will be asking if one to be hired is
    a liberal or conservative. Next a life guard sees someone drowning, they should
    ask drowning victim is liberal or conservative..Conservatives to think
    that they are victims of IRS..

  8. Other Mililani Resident:

    I'm sorry, I must beg to differ with the views expressed by a fellow Mililani resident.

    While that may be your opinion, that argument in its factual sense is simply not true.

    As a life long resident of Mililani, I've never been more disappointed in our town's representation! We are represented by two young republicans, and two experienced democrats. My sympathy goes out to our State Senator, Michelle Kidani and Representative Ryan Yamane who are clearly the only legislators in our community who are delivering for us all.

    Ms. Fukumoto is nothing but a flash in the pan. She and her colleague Miss Hawaii are nothing but hiccups in our well-represented community's history. They've brought nothing home to our community, they've fixed nothing, they just send poor folks like me spam mail month after month. I am sorry that our All-American City is suffering from this mis-representation. Congratulations to my elected official for making a national list, why don't you move to Kahala or Hawaii Kai, or the mainland to be a more effective Republican? Because we in Mililani are just waiting for a better candidate the Democratic Party can offer.

  9. Especially Incognito:

    It's windy.

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