Tom Brower

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Tom Brower
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Personal details
Born(1965-03-03) March 3, 1965 (age 47)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWaikiki, Hawaii
Alma materUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Professionlegislator (full time)
ReligionChristian
 
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Tom Brower
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 23rd district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Personal details
Born(1965-03-03) March 3, 1965 (age 47)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWaikiki, Hawaii
Alma materUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
Professionlegislator (full time)
ReligionChristian

Tom Brower (born March 3, 1965) is a Democratic House member of the Hawaii State Capitol who has represented the 23rd district— which includes Waikiki, Ala Moana and Kakaako on the island of Oahu— since 2006.

Brower was born at Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father, who is Caucasian, worked as a police sergeant; his mother, a Japanese-American, served as a schoolteacher. As a young child, Brower lived in Waikiki but he eventually moved with his family to Belmar and Spring Lake, New Jersey where he attended grammar school and high school. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a 26-year continuous Waikiki resident (as of 2009).

On October 24, 2008, The Honolulu Advertiser reported:

Brower has been an effective legislator and is the best choice for the district. As a freshman lawmaker, Brower has worked hard in the Legislature. He authored and was able to get several bills through, including legislation to preserve a slice of ever-precious waterfront land in Kaka'ako for an educational children's program; clarify condominium rules in dealing with disputes; and allow small-boaters in Kewalo Basin to use Honolulu Harbor under certain conditions. Brower sensibly intends to focus on pocketbook issues — reducing the cost of government and finding ways to help residents keep more of their hard-earned dollars top his list. He plans to look at reducing or eliminating the tax on essential food items and prescription drugs. Brower also supports increasing the percentage of affordable housing in the Kaka'ako development area to 30 percent, and will continue to encourage community input and look out for small business concerns as the development evolves. Few lawmakers can keep pace with Brower's energy, passion and commitment to serving his constituents.

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