Trish La Chica has dedicated her entire career fighting against unjust systems and policies that favor those with wealth and power. As a community advocate, Trish believes that government should work hard to ensure that the people it serves should never, ever have to feel powerless.
Now a mom raising two young kids with her husband in Mililani, Trish is championing issues that impact Hawaii’s working families. She is committed to helping families navigate the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and to work on solutions to rebuild an economy that truly puts community first.
TLC'S COVID-19 recovery priorities
“I want our youth to help shape the policies that will affect their generation.”Read More
I have been working in public health for over a decade now. I have experience at the national, state, and local level. I’ve worked in federal policy, working with our Congressional delegation in DC. I worked in the State Executive branch, under Governor Ige as his health policy analyst.Read More
Trish La Chica, volunteer and candidate for the state House District 36 seat, transported boxes of parts from the Blaisdell Center to the Mililani High School cafeteria, where she mobilized more than a dozen volunteers. “There is a lot of aloha and love that is happening,” La Chica said.Read More
Trish La Chica has spent more than a decade fighting for affordable health care. “This is second nature for me,” said La Chica, referring to her background in health care. “We are in a crisis mode and there is work to be done, and as fast as possible. Hugs and kisses are like weapons, and not visiting is how we keep each other safe.”Read More
Public health advocate Trish La Chica talks about legislative efforts to keep young people healthier.Read More