PROTECT OUR HOME
TOUGH ON CRIME
With crime rates increasing at rates higher than the national average, our homes & families are put in harms way more than ever before. It's time to implement strategies at grass roots levels & create a follow through system that is duplicatable in our communities & throughout our 'aina.
High cost of living, increased crime rates, a lack of sustainable resources (hence our water situation), and corruption at every level of Government are just a few reasons Hawaii families are choosing to leave our island home. To produce change we must BE the change. I plan to start with me and within our community.
The rapidly changing urban overgrowth continues to increase pressure on Hawaii's fragile ecosystems. The continued demands of our environment will prolong the recovery it needs to thrive. It will take everyone working together to support a successful improvement of our declining habitat & natural resources. Let's move to RESURRECT our resources by utilizing cutting edge tech, best historical practices, & strengthening existing laws to protect what we have & insure our ohana for generations to come.
Matthew Tinay was born and raised on O'ahu. Growing up with plantation roots, his hard working parents provided a humble beginning that would create the foundation of his life's direction in serving the people of Hawai'i and protecting its natural resources.
After graduating from Roosevelt High School, Matt worked in the construction industry but was soon called to start his career in Law Enforcement in Corrections at OCCC where he also achieved the rank of Sergeant. Seven years in Corrections led to four years of service as a Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Warrants Division, US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and the State of Hawai'i Rapid Reaction Force.
Continuing his career in Law Enforcement, he transitioned into the Department of Land and Natural Resources Conservation and Resources Enforcement where he operated as a Game Warden for the next ten years.
Today, Matt serves as a Criminal Investigator for the State of Hawaii, Office of the Public Defender. With over 25 years as a public servant, Matt has acquired numerous certifications, licensures, and training including:
Matt's love and dedication to serving the people of Hawai'i has led him to pursue a political position where he believes he can make a greater difference in protecting our home, producing change, and preserving our resources for generations to come.
SENATE DISTRICT 13