Candidate Marilyn Lee encourages letters of comment! Lee submits letter to U.S. Army Environmental Command



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Candidate Marilyn Lee encourages letters of comment!
Lee submits letter to U.S. Army Environmental Command

July 31, 2014, Mililani, Hawaii—Candidate Marilyn Lee, Democrat, has written a letter to the U.S. Army Environmental Command stating her concerns regarding the possible loss of up to 16,000 active duty soldiers and Army civilians at Schofield Barracks. Fort Shafter could lose up to 3,800 Army personnel and civilians.

According to the Budget Control Act of 2011 the Army must reduce their force by an additional 70,000 Soldiers and associated Army civilians to reach an end-strength of 420,000.

Any reduction in the Army at Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter could have a profound effect on the Central Oahu communities.

Lee is urging community members, organizations, and businesses to submit written comments to the U.S. Army Environmental Command, ATTN: SPEA Public Comments, 2450 Connell Road (Building 2264),  Joint Base San Antonia-Fort Sam Houston, TX, 78234-7664; or by email to

Comments on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of these reductions will be accepted until August 25, 2014.

Candidate Marilyn Lee is running for the State House of Representatives for District 36.  This includes Mililani, Mililani Mauka, and Waipio Acres.

To learn more about Marilyn, visit her web site at

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Marilyn endorsed by Star-Advertiser


From the Star Advertiser  Thursday 7/24/14
“In the 36th District (Mililani, Mililani-Mauka, Waipio Acres), our choice between the two Democrats is veteran community activist Marilyn B. Lee, 74, who was the district’s representative prior to being ousted in 2012. ...Luella Costales’ credentials are impressive, but Lee has superior experience. She served in the Legislature for 16 years, was elected last year to the Mililani Neighborhood Board and also is a member of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women. Prior to retiring, she was a registered nurse at Wahiawa General Hospital for 25 years; during the Vietnam War, she was in the Navy Nurses Corps.”

Marilyn's endorsements (Given in 2014)

Invasive Species—Little Fire Ant in Mililani Mauka


To report little fire ants on your property call the PEST HOTLINE at 634-PEST (634-7378).

The Department of Agriculture is surveying about 125 homes near the 95-1000 block of Auina Street in Mililani Mauka for the little fire ant.  “These ants are known to sting and cause large, red welts, the pests can also cause blindness in pets.”  (Star-Advertiser, June 28, 2014)  

Residents are asked to place a thin layer of peanut butter on a stick every few feet in and around the plants in your yard during the cool part of the day.  After an hour examine the stick to see if the ants are orange/red and very small. If so, seal the sticks in a bag, freeze them overnight to kill them. (Star-Advertiser, June 28, 2014) Mail or take them to the Department of Agriculture for identification at Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 1428 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, Attn Benarr.  

For more information, go to the Dept. of Agriculture website or send Marilyn an email for assistance.

Learn more about the the Little Fire Ant and the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle. Marilyn recently interviewed Rob Curtiss, Entomologist (Acting Plant Pest Control Branch Manager, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, responsible on the island for both the Little Fire Ant and Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle invasive species) on Kukui Connection. Watch the episode here.