Felipe Abinsay (born Feb. 28, 1949), a member of the Democratic Party, represents the 29th Representative District in the Hawaii State House of Representatives of the Hawaii State Legislature. The 29th District includes the Sand Island, Mokauea, Kalihi Kai and Kapalama areas of the island of Oahu, in the state of Hawaii.
According to a Honolulu Advertiser article dated July 20, 2006, the following was reported about Rep. Abinsay:
- Abinsay became chairman of the Committee on Agriculture in 1998, three years after being appointed to the seat by then-Gov. Ben Cayetano.
- As House agriculture chairman, Abinsay — who was a farmer in the Philippines before coming to Hawai'i — was instrumental in passage of the Important Agricultural Lands bill that will preserve and protect designated lands, changes to the animal quarantine laws and repairing and maintaining the state's aging agricultural irrigation systems.
The Advertiser article also stated that Rep. Abinsay would not be running for reelection due to health and family concerns.
Abinsay has a fair to good environmental voting record according to the Hawaii Sierra Club. (see external links to Sierra Club Scorecards)
Member of the following House committees:
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 402 415 South Beretania Street Honolulu, HI 96813 phone: 808-586-6010 fax: 808-586-6011 e-mail: repabinsay@Capitol.hawaii.gov
- Rep. Felipe Abinsay (Hawaii State Legislature)
- Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecare 1999 - 2000: Abinsay 55% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecare 2001 - 2002: Abinsay 75% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- Sierra Club Legislative Environmental Scorecare 2004 - 2004: Abinsay 77% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- Advertiser Staff. Rep. Abinsay retiring from the Legislature Honolulu Advertiser, July 20, 2006.
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