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Monday, August 15, 2016
CD1: Republican Candidate Shirlene Ostrov files for special election
By News Release @ 6:10 PM :: 4135 Views :: Republican Party

Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov files as a candidate for the special election

News Release from ShirleneOstrov.com August 15, 2016

Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov filed as a Republican candidate for Hawaii’s Congressional District 1 in the upcoming special election, which will be held on Nov. 8 along with the general election.

“Hawaii needs a representative that’s 100 percent committed to giving our state a powerful voice in the U.S. House,” Ostrov said. “And Hawaii deserves an alternative to the entrenched status quo. After many years of serving my nation, I know I can be that alternative and that voice for the people of Hawaii.”

Ostrov is a retired Air Force colonel, with more than 23 years of active service. She spent time informing legislators about the consequences of their proposals as the interagency and legislative liaison for the United States Transportation Command, one of the nine unified commands of the Department of Defense. She was also part of the State Department’s Special Envoy to Sudan.  She is now a small business owner, working as president and CEO of Ares Mobility Solutions, a logistics consulting company.

“I have the experience and skill to make a positive difference and represent the people of Hawaii with aloha, something lacking in Washington, D.C.” Ostrov said.

Pat Saiki, the only Republican woman from Hawaii to serve in the U.S. House, endorsed Ostrov, describing her as “dynamic” and “refreshingly new to our political scene.” She also noted the benefit to Hawaii if the state has a balanced delegation.

With currently 59 more Republicans than Democrats in the U.S. House, Saiki said that Ostrov “would have a seat at the table as part of the majority caucus.”

The special election is being held to fill the seat that was held by U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, who recently passed away. In a Facebook post, Ostrov expressed her appreciation for the fellow military veteran’s “life of service and leadership for everyone in our state.”

Ostrov’s dad is an immigrant from the Philippines and her mom was born in Hawaii. She met her husband Mark while going through the ROTC program together. They live in Mililani with their twin daughters.


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