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Matthew LoPresti Wikipedia
Matthew S. LoPresti, Ph.D. is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 2015 representing District 41.
LoPresti earned a BA in philosophy, a BA in history, and an MA in philosophy from the University of Toledo and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
LoPresti serves as Chair of the Asian and Pacific Studies program and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Hawai‘i Pacific University. He has taught in various capacities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Chaminade University, Kapiolani Community College, West Virginia University, University of Toledo, and Antioch College's Buddhist Studies Program in London, England and Bodhgaya, India.
LoPresti was elected to consecutive two-year terms on the Executive Committee of the Sierra Club's Oahu Group where he served as Vice Chair. He was also elected to a two-year term on the ‘Ewa Neighborhood Board in 2011.