PISCES Bill signing with Gov. on Big Island – Rep Onishi along with other BI legislators help with RISE program

PISCES buill signing and RISE program“These measures have direct relevance to the people of the Big Island.”  Signing these bills here in Hilo allowed the legislators who introduced them to witness their becoming law alongside the very people who will be most affected.  I applaud the members of our Legislature, including Hawaii Island legislators, for their leadership in advancing these important measures.”  Gov. Abercrombie in a media release.

Senate Bill 3093 – Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii at Hilo to support its memorandum of agreement with RISE 21st Century After School Program.

House Bill 1823 – Requires mediation in disputes regarding the fair market value or fair market rental of public lands.  Provides for binding arbitration in the event of unsuccessful mediation.

House Bill 2152 – Appropriates funds to the Pacific International space center for exploration systems to support administrative and general tasks and strategic program initiatives.

Senate Bill 2583 – Appropriates funds for an engineering assessment of a proposal to establish a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii (PISCES and NASA).

Senate Bill 2953 –  Provides that all royalties from geothermal resources on DHHL lands shall be paid to DHHL.

Support for Rep. Onishi campaign sought

Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank you for all of your support the last couple of years and for giving me the privilege of serving the people of our island and our state. It is an honor I have taken very seriously and I have put all my efforts into making sure I have represented you.

Time has quickly passed and I am running for re-election this year. I will be facing two opponents in the General Election. Even if I don’t have a Primary Election opponent, I have begun campaigning and am asking for your support.

The Campaign Committee is updating our supporters’ file and would appreciate it if you could please complete the form below (copy and paste) and email it to friendsforrichardonishi@gmail.com.

Thank you again for your past support and I hope I can count on you in my bid for re-election.




First Name: _______________       Last Name: _______________       M.I.: _____

Spouse Name: ___________________________

Children Names: ___________________________

Address: _________________________________      City: ________________

Zip Code: _______________

Email: ___________________________

Home Phone: _________     Cell Phone: __________

Please Contact Me to Help With:  (please place an “x” in the /   / and copy and paste and e-mail to FriendsForRichardOnishi@gmail.com

/  / Putting a banner or lawn signs in my yard

/  /  Helping to solicit persons to put a banner or lawn signs in their yard

/  /  Using my name & picture for endorsement of Richard (individual or family)

/  / Volunteering to participate in Mass Canvassing (walking House to House)

/  / Volunteering to participate in phone banking (calling supporters and/or voters)

/  /  Volunteering to participate in sending Friend to Friend cards

/  / Volunteering to participate in walking in parades

/  /Volunteering to help with fundraising events (registration, serving food, setup, cleanup, etc.)

/  / Volunteering to help with Family Day events


Contributions to the campaign can be made out to Friends for Richard Onishi, and sent to:

Friends for Richard Onishi; 2040 Ainaola Place; Hilo, HI; 96720.


Welcome to Friends for Richard Onishi!

Thank you for stopping by our website! We invite you to take a look around to learn more about Richard, his background, experience and community involvement.   You will also find updated information about meetings in the community and updates at the legislature.   You can also visit Rep. Onishi’s legislative website at Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi’s Legislative website for up-to-date legislative matters.