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Lisa Grove has lived in Hawaii for over a decade and is active in the community, serving on statewide and local boards, volunteering in the community, writing for a local newspaper and mentoring high school students.
Lisa Grove moderated her first set of focus groups in Hawaii for Dan Akaka’s initial bid for the US Senate in 1992. In 2010, she conducted Independent Expenditure polling in Colleen Hanabusa’s congressional race and in 2012 we conducted EMILY’s List polling for their Independent Expenditure efforts for an array of Hawaii candidates over the past 12 years, including Mazie Hirono's senate race.
She also served as pollster for Governor David Ige and Senator Brian Schatz. We helped Ige prevail in a competitive general election in 2014 and in a competitive Democratic primary in 2018. Senator Schatz is passionate about the issue and used his campaign advertising to talk about climate change based on our research.
A few examples of other Hawaii work:
Public polling for Pacific Resource Partnership to better understand the mindset of the Hawaii voter and the day-to-day struggles they face in a public poll for Pacific Resource Partnership on economic stressors in the state which garnered a lot of attention and started important conversations in the state. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/03/14/hawaii-news/homelessness-cost-of-living-cited-as-major-concerns-in-hawaii/ https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/03/13/brink-poll-underscores-growing-dissatisfaction-about-hawaiis-future/
Statewide polling for the Hawai’i State Teachers Association focused on school funding, education quality and the teacher shortage crisis.
Extensive climate change work in Hawaii, including publicly released data on the subject. https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/11/poll-oahu-voters-want-action-on-climate-change/
Renewable energy work for the largest commercial player in the state.
Resort branding work Turtle Bay Resort
Created the Lanai High & Elementary School Foundation and a parent-teacher group on Lanai.
Legislative advocacy work to pass marriage equality in Hawaii.
In addition, Grove helps guide a portfolio of sustainability and renewable energy projects as well as big-picture thought pieces on Lana’i for Pulama Lanai.