thielenMember of the following committees:

CPC - Consumer Protection & Commerce
EEP - Energy & Environmental Protection
HSG - Housing
BOC - Joint Senate-House Investigative Committee on the Bureau of Conveyances
JUD - Judiciary
WLO - Water, Land, & Ocean Resources


  • Four children


  • William S. Richardson School of Law, JD
  • Founding member of Law Review
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, BA (with High Honors)
  • Stanford University

Political Office

  • State House since 1990
  • Kailua Neighborhood Board, Vice Chair 1988-90


  • Board Member on National Conference of State Legislatures Energy and Electric Utilities Commmittee
  • Board Member on National Conference of State Legislatures Environment and Natural Resources Committee
  • Hawaii's Representative on National Women's Network
  • Attorney, Land Use and Environmental Law (Retired)
  • Represented Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana in its successful efforts to return the island to the people of Hawaii


  • Former president, Hawaii Children's Museum
  • Mayor's Task Force on the Environment 1989
  • State Environmental Council 1984-87


  • Outstanding Lawmaker of the Year, 1999, from Small Business Hawaii
  • Legislator of the Year Award, 1998, from the Hawaii Opthalmologists
  • Legislator of the Year Award 1995 from the Hawaii Psychological Association
  • Hawaii Women Lawyers President's Award 1994
  • Common Cause Legislative Award 1992

Member of the Republican party