MILILANI, HI, November 7, 2012 – The former Miss Hawaii Lauren Kealohilani Cheape (R, HI-45) appears to have won her first ever election to the Hawaii State House of Representatives, leading with 48.5% of the vote to her Democratic opponent Jake Bradshaw’s 47.3% as of the final precinct reporting late last night.
Cheape is a sixth generation local farmer and one of the youngest candidates of the Hawaii GOP to win elected office this year.
“I’m just so excited to represent the area that I was born and raised in and that my family has been a part of for so long and to work hands on in my community,” Cheape told TWTC in a telephone interview.
“My immediate priority is to address the rising cost of living in Hawaii, agriculture and improving education.”
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