Natalia Hussey-Burdick Announces Run for State House District 49.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2017
Kāneʻohe- Local community organizer Natalia Hussey-Burdick announced her bid as a Democratic Candidate for State House of Representatives in District 49 (Kāneʻohe, Maunawili, Olomana) at Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Gardens after marching in the Kāneʻohe Christmas Parade with a group of dedicated supporters.
Natalia addressed a crowd of about 60 attendees with a short speech outlining her experience working at the State Capitol, where she saw firsthand a need for increased accountability and transparency to the public. "We need elected officials who are going to stand strong for the communities that they represent. We need more women in office, and the only way we’re going to get there is if we run.”
Natalia also described her extensive experience volunteering with several environmental and social justice organizations, her background, and her reasons for running. Born and raised in Kailua, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UH Mānoa. She said she was inspired by the recent influx of scientists who have decided to run for public office.
Natalia’s announcement happened to be on her 28th birthday, which she sees as a symbol of the next generation of leaders stepping up to shape the future of Hawaiʻi.
Natalia will be running for the “open seat” left by Representative Ken Ito, who is running for Jill Tokuda’s Senate seat.
The 2018 election cycle promises to be more eventful than most. With an unusually high number of lawmakers leaving their current seats to run for higher office, this leaves room for many newcomers to fill their spots. Be on the lookout for fresh names and faces in the primary on August 11, 2018.
Contact Candidate Natalia Hussey-Burdick at (808) 688-3481 or visit nataliaforhawaii.com for additional information.