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About Andria Tupola

State House Representative, District 43
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High School

Andria is an honors graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama. She played sports, joined performing arts, and was a song contest director. She then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah under the DeWitt four-year scholarship, BYU Multicultural full-ride scholarship, and a BYU student leadership scholarship.

College

While at BYU, Andria was involved in many extracurricular activities and was chosen as President of the Polynesian Club – a large, dynamic group with members from all parts of the Pacific. She was also able to serve as President of the Relief Society - a women’s organization within the LDS church. While juggling her many responsibilities as a student leader, Andria drew from a reservoir of talent and created a BYU cultural performing group to recruit underserved multicultural students around the western United States. She remained involved in student activities and was successfully elected Student Body Vice President during her Junior year.

Service

During college, she took a year-and-a-half off and completed a Christian service mission for the LDS church in Venezuela. She learned to speak Spanish fluently and served the native people of Barquisimeto, Mirada, Valencia, and Punto Fijo.

Education

Andria graduated with a BA in Music Education and taught music to intellectually disabled Hispanic adults in Los Angeles, California. It was at this time she met her future husband, Tavo Tupola, a University of Utah football team captain. She also taught music in the communities of Casa Grande, Arizona and Lindon, Utah. Upon graduating from college, Tavo and Andria moved home and they are currently raising their two beautiful daughters on the Wai'anae coast of Oahu.

Work Experience

Andria completed an MA in Music Education under the 'Imi Na'auao Scholarship from Kamehameha Schools and John Young Arts Scholarship from University of Hawaii. In 2011, she established a non-profit that donates music instruments to students in the Pacific. She also taught music at Leeward Community College from 2011-2014. She is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Hawaii in music education. Lastly, after losing a dramatic 100 pounds she inspires others to achieve their fitness goals.

Legislative Experience

Andria was first elected into the house of representatives in 2014 on her very first run for office. She rallied the support of community members by knocking doors, holding meetings, speaking at schools, and organizing events. She was elected in 2014 by 56% unseating the only incumbent in the general election. Andria served as the minority floor leader her first year as a Freshman legislator. She also was a member or the Health, Higher Education, Education, Labor, Public Safety, and Transportation committees of the State House Legislature.


We were honored to participate in the first entrepreneur conference and share our experience as lifetime Waiʻanae residents and business owners. Andria has brought new energy, creative ideas, resources, and organized events to help local businesses.
- Lorna & Yolanda Campos
Andria is a much needed breath of fresh air to our community. She is not afraid to ask questions, find and obtain a multitude of resources, and take necessary actions to problem solve. Andria is a problem solver. We can all learn from her mindset.
- Ku'ulei & Daniel Peterson
Peterson Bros Construction Inc
Andria is always out there. She’s visible. She’s with the community. When unexpected things happen, you can guarantee she’ll be out on the street voicing our concerns. She’s not afraid to address tough issues. She really gives public service a new meaning.
- James Pakele
Westside Traffic alert has become a "staple" of our Wa'ianae coast 'ohana. It acts as a glue for our community that brings us all together in one spot to voice, hear and solve the many concerns of our people regarding what is seeming to be a never ending traffic battle. I use this page daily. Before I head out the door I jump on there to get the scoops. I am thankful for all the time Andria puts in to filter through our posts, give us the contact numbers and resources to better our situation. We definitely have a representative that gets down and dirty with the rest of us.
- Jonelle Clark
During the first water main break there was a lot of confusion on the road and in the community. Andria brought people together and lead our community during a really tough time. She was physically out there and updating community members until the road was opened.
- Wanda Seitz
I asked Andria if there was anything she could do about getting rid of those horrifying bushes along Farrington Hwy by tracks beach. I wanted so desperately to have those bushes removed because it was unsafe. I felt my vision was blocked while driving. Along with that the lane closures to care for that area was not working for our traffic in and out of the Wai'anae Coast. She helped get it removed and put up the cement barriers. I feel so much more at ease while driving that area.
- Ginger Kahalepuna

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