Cynthia Thielen

Monday, September 25, 2006

I am Honored and Humbled

I am honored and humbled that the Republican party has chosen me to pick up the mantle of that great American, Jerry Coffee. This race between Republican and Democrats for the United States Senate is just beginning. I’m not a place holder — I’m in this race to win.

I am running to be a Senator in a Republican congress and administration. I want to change our nation's energy policy and use my bipartisan skills to do this. I want to push our nation into energy self-sufficiency and energy security. There is an obvious link between oil and terrorism, and terrorism is the biggest threat to democracy our nation has ever faced.

In my 16 years in the legislature, I’ve been elected by Republicans, Independents and Democrats. I’ve proved I can work with both sides of the aisle. In the last four years alone, I’ve co-sponsored 38 bills which became law. Hawaii needs and deserves a Senator who puts people before party. We must use a less partisan way to move our nation forward.

Here’s 90 seconds about Cynthia Thielen. After finishing my freshman year at Stanford University, I dropped out to marry Mickey. When our fourth child started pre-school, I went back to school and finished my undergraduate work at University of Hawaii. I then obtained my law degree from U.H. William S. Richardson School of Law. I was a founding member of law review.

Ten days after being sworn in to practice law in 1979, I was in federal court representing the Protect Kaho’olawe ‘ohana. I succeeded in gaining access to the island for Native Hawaiians, na kupuna and supporters. My roots go deep with them.

In 1990, I challenged a Democrat incumbent and won and have been re-elected nine times to the State House.

I co-chair the bipartisan House women’s caucus and co-founded the kupuna caucus. I can work with both the local Democrat majority and stand up to fight them when I feel they are wrong.

Back to the campaign. I call for a debate with Sen. Akaka---not a fixed forum---but a real debate to be shown on all channels.

I invite 106,968 independent-minded Ed Case voters to support my candidacy. My web site is

Mahalo again, to the Governor and the Republican party. Let the race begin.


  • Cynthia this is great news and I thank you for being up to the task ahead. I only hope the Republican Party will cut loose some money for you to campaign effectively with and do so in an expeditious manner.

    My vote is yours as always.


    By Blogger Rabbett, at 4:34 PM  

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    By Blogger Rabbett, at 4:43 PM  

  • Teddy Roosevelt was a great American and a great Republican. We need more Republicans like Cynthia Thielen. The US Congress has deteriorated into two polarized hostile camps each of whom do not view the opposing party as legitimate. We need to get back to bipartisan action to find the optimum solutions to our domestic and foreign policy problems. There is currently a dearth of pragmatic rational legislators in Washington. Dan Akaka is only a mirror image of the Republican leadership in Washington. In lieu of the ideologues of both the right and the left (e. g. Dan Akaka), we need bridge-builders such as Cynthia Thielen.

    By Blogger Alan, at 8:19 AM  

  • Yes, Iraq is the biggest issue on the table right now and was probably the issue that had the greatest impact on sinking the Ed Case candidacy. Yes, President Bush has placed his loyalty to his aide Donald Rumsfeld above his loyalty to the troops and to his nation. Anyone who reads excepts from Bob Woodward's just released book realizes that Andy Card, former White House Chief-of-Staff, was emphatically asking the President to transfer the Defense Secretary to another cabinet position. Ditto top military brass in confidential meetings with the President. It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that the biggest Republican tragedy was the sidelining of Senator McCain in South Carolina in 2000 by the "architect" of the two "W" victories. A military man would have handled this war quite differently.

    By Blogger Alan, at 11:49 AM  

  • I am almost at the point of supporting your candidacy with Daniel Akaka refusing to debate you and his vote on drilling in the Artic Refuge. However, as a peace activist I support Sen Akaka for voting against war in Iraq. I guess I need to know that you are going to make a difference..and I have to wonder, given your strong enviromental stance and opposition to Rumsfeld...why are you a Republican?

    By Blogger Rev Jim, at 8:53 AM  

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