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First-term state lawmaker Sen. Brenton Awa stands out as unconventional

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                                State Sen. Brenton Awa posed for a portrait Wednesday inside the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol. Awa has a unique place in the Legislature as someone who has stood out for casting the only “no” vote on about 10% of all bills that passed this year and in 2023 among 76 lawmakers.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

State Sen. Brenton Awa posed for a portrait Wednesday inside the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol. Awa has a unique place in the Legislature as someone who has stood out for casting the only “no” vote on about 10% of all bills that passed this year and in 2023 among 76 lawmakers.

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                                Brenton Awa, shown Wednesday at the state Capitol, is a second-year state senator.
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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Brenton Awa, shown Wednesday at the state Capitol, is a second-year state senator.

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                State Sen. Brenton Awa posed for a portrait Wednesday inside the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol. Awa has a unique place in the Legislature as someone who has stood out for casting the only “no” vote on about 10% of all bills that passed this year and in 2023 among 76 lawmakers.
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Brenton Awa, shown Wednesday at the state Capitol, is a second-year state senator.