+ − Contact Information
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (808) 586-6380
Fax: (808) 586-6381
415 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
+ − Biography
Like so many citizens of the Hawai`i, Representative Richard Lee Fale, is the product of a richly mixed heritage.
Born in Utah, Representative Fale grew up in the Kingdom of Tonga, and moved to Hawai'i to study at Brigham Young University in La'ie. Through his church, he fulfilled his missionary service in Japan; he later enlisted in the United States Army, volunteering at a time when finding service members for combat duty was increasingly difficult. He served in Kuwait with the 3rd Army, during Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently serves as a Combat Engineer and Paralegal for the 442nd/100th Infantry Battalion.
Representative Fale served as a member of the Ka`a`awa Elementary School Task Force which focused on recommendations regarding the potential closure of Ka'a'awa Elementary School, a small but thriving rural school in Windward O`ahu's Ko`olauloa community. Upon recommendations of the task force and members of the community, Ka'a'awa Elementary School was not closed.
After serving as a Legislative Aide for Representative Lynn Finnegan at the Hawai`i State Capitol, he continued to serve the community as a member of the Ko`olauloa Neighborhood Board, including one term as its Chair. Representative Fale is the Director of the Polynesian Eyes Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the research and preservation of Polynesian culture. The Representative also farms in Hau`ula.
Representative Fale serves on the Education; Higher Education, Energy and Environmental Protection; Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs; and Water & Land Committees. He was elected Minority Whip by his colleagues and is the co-chair of the Hawaiian Caucus.