Lauren Cheape is the choice for Hawaii’s future

Former Miss Hawaii 2011 Lauren Cheape is the best candidate for her state’s House of Representatives.

HONOLULU, October 21, 2012 – The former Miss Hawaii Lauren Kealohilani Cheape is a dynamic national leader in the making and an icon of the kind of hometown values/small town tough that only a legacy of more than one hundred years of family farming in the islands could produce. Cheape has courageously stepped forward in the midst of our nation’s most severe economic crisis to use her name and public visibility to champion the cause of a generation crying out for opportunity, reform and restoration of the lost American dream.

Former Miss Hawaii 2011 Lauren Cheape is the best newcomer of this year’s election and a rising star to watch.

Running as a Republican in Hawaii’s 45th house district (Mililani, Schofield, Kunia) Cheape is an absolute must-elect on her state’s ballot. As a sixth generation Hawaii farmer, she is highly knowledgeable and personally acquainted with the unique agricultural challenges and broad spectrum of environmental issues that only someone who has been working knee deep in manure for the last twenty five years could possibly understand.

Cheape’s homegrown passion for small businesses and her empathy for both the hamstrung working poor and overtaxed middle class make her a hard-charging advocate for the root issues that matter most in a recession. As someone whose leadership foundry was a childhood where her parents routinely had to make humiliating economic choices like choosing between fixing the lone, broken family truck or replacing the broken living room television, Cheape “gets it” when it comes to dealing with a nation of people who have been broken by sorrow and forgotten by politicians.

The location of Hawaii in the middle of the Pacific Ocean makes it a central hub for diplomacy, commerce and security concerns of some 49 Asian-Pacific nations, demanding an engaged vision that sees the strategic, global picture that 69 million square miles of water and the world’s largest ocean represents. Cheape holds an impressive perspicacity for the complex geopolitical-economic implications of Hawaii’s place in the world and would easily prove to be an adept stateswoman and local diplomat.

As the former Miss Hawaii 2011, her polished charm, disarming smile and platinum name recognition makes her a formidable future legislator who will build unexpected alliances and deliver decisively to constituents. Her incredible combination of cultural history, unblemished personal integrity, spiritual humility and bolt-from-the-blue, lightning strike, substantive leadership sets her in a superlative light that is leaps and bounds apart from nearly every candidate running for office across America this year.

For too long our nation has been haunted by mediocre, milquetoast candidates whose soundbyte-centric campaigns shoddily mask their tendency towards go along/get along partisan aristocratic elitism. Hawaii and especially America need a refreshing, new generation of men and women who will aggressively tackle the status quo and deliver a message of healing to a broken nation whose people have been robbed and spoiled by an increasingly out of touch bureaucracy. Cheape is the candidate America has been waiting for. If there was ever a woman the nation should watch as an example – and support as a promise of better things yet to come – it’s Lauren Kealohilani Cheape.


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Danny de Gracia

Dr. Danny de Gracia is a political scientist and a former senior adviser to the Human Services and International Affairs committees at the Hawaii State Legislature. From 2011-2013 he served as an elected municipal board member in Waipahu. As an expert in international relations theory, military policy, political psychology and economics, Danny has advised numerous policymakers and elected officials and his opinions have been featured worldwide. Now working on his first novel, Danny resides on the island of Oahu.

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