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2020 Election: Jen Kahala Chrupalyk

Name on ballot:

Jen Kahala Chrupalyk

Running for:

State House – District 9

Political party:

Aloha ʻĀina

Campaign website:

Current occupation:

Versatile Community Volunteer, Student



Previous job history:

Human & Environmental Advocacy, Church Leadership, Juvenile Development, Corporate Retail

Previous elected office, if any:


Please describe your qualifications to represent the people of Hawaii.

Human Right Advocacy, Community Volunteer & Resource

What will be your top priority if elected?

Economic Recovery, Education, Environment, Healthcare

As Hawaii faces the COVID-19 pandemic, what more can be done to protect residents’ health?

Travel Regulations & Public Health Standards

What more can be done to help residents who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Internalize the Economy

Should public worker furloughs, pay cuts or downsizing be used to help the state deal with lower tax revenues and higher expenses during the pandemic? Why or why not?

Government pay cuts, raise ATF taxes, legalize & tax marijuana

Hawaii’s tourism-dependent economy has suffered greatly due to the pandemic. If elected, what would you propose to support and diversify the state’s economy?

Increase of agriculture, local production & export from Hawaiʻi, legalize & tax marijuana

Do you support reforms to policing in Hawaii? If yes, please explain what reforms you support.

Yes: require body & patrol cams, development in the areas of psychology & human services to assure a seamless connection with community.

Do you support or oppose the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island and why?

Oppose, citing environmental, scientific & cultural abuse.

Is there anything more that you would like voters to know about you?

Qualified through versatile life experience & personal training in governance

View more candidate questionnaires or see more 2020 Hawaii elections coverage.
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