Trust, love, and community.

Fighting for the values that truly matter.

Trish La Chica has dedicated her entire career to public service. As an investigative journalist in the Philippines, she fought for the truth, producing documentaries to expose corruption & shed light on the daily struggles of Filipino families. As a vocal advocate here in Hawaii, Trish has focused her career on policy change, ensuring that our elected leaders hear & respond to the voices of everyday people. Now a mom raising a young family with her husband in Mililani, Trish is fighting even harder, for the future of her two children and the future of her community.

Enough with the same old promises, and decades more of the same problems being passed on from one generation to another. Enough with putting corporate interests first and ignoring what everyday people have to say. It's time for change. It's time to choose a trusted leader from the community who will fight for us and our families.

La Chica

About Trish

Trish La Chica is the policy and advocacy director for the Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI). Trish oversees the development of HIPHI’s legislative agenda on tobacco prevention and control, healthy eating and active living, and other public health issues. Since being at HIPHI, Trish has led the successful campaigns to pass smoke-free cars for keiki into law, create a statewide program to improve healthy food access for low-income residents, and make children’s meals in restaurants healthier. Prior to joining HIPHI in January 2016, Trish worked under Governor David Ige in the healthcare innovation office. Trish has over 12 years of experience working on both state and federal policy solutions in public health, advocating particularly for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

  • Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood Board 25 Member & Chair, Community Recognition & Service
  • Chair, Mililani District 36, Democratic Party of Hawaii
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, Democratic Party, Oahu County
  • Member, Soroptimist International of Central Oahu
  • Citizen Advisory Committee, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (Oahu MPO)
  • 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World, Filipina Women’s Network (2015)