Condolences to Rep. Clift Tsuji’s ‘Ohana

My family and I are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Representative Cliff Tsuji and we offer our condolences to Ashley, Ryan and the rest of his Ohana. I had the privilege of serving as his Vice-chair of the Agriculture Committee, and saw first hand his dedication to serving the people of Hawaii. He will be greatly missed.

Rep. Richard Onishi


Subject: PAR workshops on the Big Island

Good afternoon!

We’re scheduling our neighbor island workshops, and it looks like I’ll be on the Eastside of Hawaii Island the week of October 17th – 21st.

The workshop (“Your Voice”) is about an hour in length, and covers the Legislature and how to effectively participate in the legislative process. In addition, the workshops this year will be combined with an open ‘office hour’ for residents who may want to drop in to ask questions, pick up materials, or delve more deeply into specific areas.

I’m currently looking at scheduling workshops in Honokaa, Hilo, Pahoa, and Pahala or Ocean View. I may be calling to ask for your advice on suitable venues, and we’d really appreciate your help in getting the word out to your constituents once we get the workshops scheduled.

Would you please let your Representatives and Senators know that we’ll be visiting their district mid-October? I’m happy to add workshops for particular groups or deliver specialized workshops (following the budget, understanding conference committees, for example) as requested. Of course, if there’s another town you’d like me to add to the list, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help!


Virginia Beck
Public Access Coordinator
Public Access Room (PAR)
A Division of the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB)
State Capitol, Room 401
415 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Direct Line: 808/586-5849
Phone: 808/587-0478*
TTY: 808/587-0749

* Toll Free from All Islands
Hawai’i….. 974-4000, ext. 7-0478
Maui………… 984-2400, ext. 7-0478
Kaua’i………. 274-3141, ext. 7-0478
Moloka’i/Lana’i…(800) 468-4644, ext. 7-0478
Oahu……….. 587-0478PA

Many supporters come out for Onishi 2016 Fundraiser

Aloha Friends and Supporters,

On behalf of my wife Joni and our entire Onishi family, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for a very successful fundraising event held tonight at Sangha Hall.

We were overwhelmed with over 200 friends, family and supporters that took time to come out and show support for my campaign re-election bid as your representative to the State House of Representatives, 3rd District.

Below you will see just a small snapshot of those who worked so hard to make this fundraiser a huge success and a few pictures taken of my supporters. (Please look at our website for a full complete picture story in the next week or so).

Aloha and mahalo nui loa,


Richard Onishi