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Election 2012
Candidates Elected

Based on Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Nov. 7, 2012


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Sen Inouye's Death and Subsequent Political Changes

Dec. 17, 2012: Democratic U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, 88, dies at 5:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (12:01 p.m. Hawaii time) of respiratory complications at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. His last word is "aloha." Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient, had a 50-year Senate career, and was Senate president pro tempore, third in the line of succession to the president, when he died. Based on Hawaii’s succession law, the state Democratic Party’s central committee provides three names to the governor, who makes the appointment.

Dec. 24: Fourteen interested Democrats apply to the state Democratic Party by the 5 pm deadline for the vacancy in the U.S. Senate. Candidates will make their pitch to the state party’s central committee at a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Dec. 26: Governor Neil Abercrombie appoints Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz to replace Senator Inouye. Schatz’ abrupt job change came in response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's request that Abercrombie choose Inouye's successor quickly for any possible "fiscal cliff" vote in the days ahead.

Dec. 27: Vice President Joe Biden administers the oath of office to Schatz at about 9:30 a.m. (EST) in a brief ceremony in Washington, DC, with Sen. Reid and retiring Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka at his side. Schatz will become Hawaii’s senior senator when Senator-elect Mazie Hirono, who replaces Akaka, joins the Senate on Jan 3. He will serve the next two years of Inouye's remaining term which runs through 2016. An election will be held in 2014 for the final two years of the term.

Dec. 27: Governor Abercrombie announces that Hawaii State Senator Shan Tsutsui (D, Maui) accepted the post of Lieutenant Governor. As state Senate president, Tsutsui was next in line to the lieutenant governorship. By law, Abercrombie must appoint a replacement for Tsutsui‘s state senate seat representing Waihee-Wailuku-Kahului from a list of three names provided by Maui Democrats from the vacant district.

Dec. 28: State Senate chooses Hawaii State Senator Donna Mercado Kim (D, Kalihi Valley-Moanalua-Halawa) as the new Senate President. Sen. Ron Kouchi (D, Kauai-Niihau) was tapped as vice president and Sen. David Ige (D, Pearl Harbor-Pearl City-Aiea)? maintains chairmanship of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The Democratic-led Senate said its organization remains mostly intact to allow members continuity in their committee work. One big change: the areas of emphasis for the Senate Committee on Tourism and Government Operations, which Kim had chaired, will be absorbed by two other committees. When a senator is appointed from Maui, the new member will take Kim's place as a member of the Ways and Means Committee.

Jan. 7: Gov. Abercrombie announces the appointment of Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran to state Senate to represent Hawaii’s 5th senatorial district, a seat recently left vacant by Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui. The appointment is effective immediately.

Jan 15: Gov. Abercrombie announces the appointment of Justin Howard Woodson of Kahului, Maui to the state House of Representatives seat for District 9, a position left vacant by recently appointed state Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran. Woodson’s appointment is effective immediately.

(D) Democrat     (F) Free Energy     (G) Green     (L) Libertarian     (N) Nonpartisan     (NS) Nonpartisan Special     (R) Republican

U.S. Senator

Elected
Hirono, Mazie (D)
P.O. Box 677, Honolulu 96821 (808) 536-3292 info@mazieforhawaii.com   www.mazieforhawaii.com

My mother showed me that one person can make a difference. She changed my life by bringing me to this country. My immigrant background and experiences such as working in a low income community over a summer and protesting the Vietnam war as a college student led me to public service as a way to give back to my community and state.

My mother, and my friend and continuing inspiration, Patsy T. Mink, taught me to never give up and to always keep fighting for what is right. That fighting spirit- to keep fighting for Hawaii and our people - is why I am running for the US Senate.

My top priority in the US Senate will be to create jobs. To do this, we must grow our state's number one industry- tourism. I will continue the work I started in the US House to pass my bipartisan VISIT USA Act, legislation that could bring more than 300,000 Chinese tourists to Hawaii annually and create thousands of jobs across our state.

We must also build a sustainable future for Hawaii. Though we may be the most dependent state for food and oil, we are not a dependent people. We must protect commitments made to our kupuna by strengthening Social Security and Medicare while investing in education, infrastructure and clean energy to build a better tomorrow for our keiki. I bring a collaborative style that blends Hawaii values with policy to get things done.

[2010: candidate for U.S. Representative, Dist. 2. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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U.S. Representative


U.S. Representative
District 01

Elected
Hanabusa, Colleen W. (D) *
3660 Waokanaka St. ., Honolulu 96817 (808) 430-1981 info@hanabusaforhawaii.com   www.hanabusaforhawaii.com

[2010: candidate for U.S. Representative, Dist. 1. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


U.S. Representative
District 02

Elected
Gabbard, Tulsi (D)
P.O. Box 75561, Kapolei 96707 (808) 861-0793 tulsi@votetulsi.com   votetulsi.com

I learned from a young age the importance of serving others and living aloha and have dedicated my life to serving the people of Hawai‘i. I believe our people deserve a bright future.

Hawaii’s people need and deserve fresh, effective leaders who are ready to put aside their own personal interests to fight for the people; stand up to self-serving politicians, giant corporations, and Wall Street banks; and start making a difference for middle class families. I will put politics aside, put country first, and do what's right for Hawai’i and America.

I'll work to generate more opportunities for Hawai’i’s middle class families, and create jobs by lowering taxes for small businesses and closing loopholes which benefit companies that ship jobs overseas. I'll work to strengthen our visitor industry and encourage the growth of agriculture, green energy and technology businesses. I will fight to bring our troops home from Afghanistan now, and invest here at home. I will strongly protect Medicare and Social Security and invest in our future by making sure our children have a first-class education.

(Honolulu City Councilwoman and former state legislator, Tulsi Gabbard is a decorated war veteran who was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her tour of duty in Iraq and was the first woman to receive an award of appreciation by the Kuwaiti military. Tulsi served as legislative aide to Senator Akaka and is presently a captain in the Hawai`i Army National Guard. Endorsements include Emily's List, Sierra Club, VoteVets.org, labor, and others.)


State Senator


State Senator
District 01

Elected
Kahele, Gilbert (D) *
1414 Keneki Pl., Hilo 96720 (808) 987-7958 paapono80@hotmail.com  

State Senator
District 02

Elected
Ruderman, Russell E. (D)
HC 1 Box 5352, Keaau 96749 (808) 443-1703 russell@russellruderman.com   www.russellruderman.com

As a successful small business owner I have learned a lot about job creation, thriving in difficult times, and how to balance business needs with environmental concerns. I can contribute this experience and knowledge to improve our state legislature.

I am able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and build consensus. This makes me the best choice for State Senator from Puna.


State Senator
District 03

Elected
Green, Josh (D) *
82-1022A Kinue Rd., Captain Cook 96704 (808) 937-0991 joshuaboothgreen@yahoo.com   joshgreen.org

I am committed to getting results for the people of Hawaii, especially my community in West Hawaii, and as the only physician in the Hawaii Legislature and chair of the Senate Health Committee I am constantly focused on improving the healthcare system in Hawaii. I will do everything in my power to make sure our people have access to good healthcare providers and excellent facilities. In my 8 years in office I have championed coverage for all children, protection of our healthcare safety net (health centers and community hospitals) and key environmental health issues (challenging large corporate polluters, GMO conglomerates).

I will continue this approach as long as I am given the honor to serve the people of Hawaii.


State Senator
District 04

Elected
Solomon, Malama (D) *
PO BOX 370, Kamuela 96743 (808) 938-6357  

I have been in public service for 20 years and I would like to renew my Senate Seat so I can continue to help out Hawaii Island.

My emphasis has been no new taxes, more job opportunities improvement of state land management and procurement practices, expand renewable energy resources, upgrade education, health care and long term economic sustainability so our graduates have a better future in Hawaii


State Senator
District 05

Elected
Tsutsui, Shan S. (D) *
39 Wawaeiole Pl., Wailuku 96793 (808) 250-5888 shantsutsui@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 04. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 06

Elected
Baker, Roz (D) *
P.O. Box 10394, Lahaina 96761 (808) 280-2811 RozBaker@clearwire.net  

State Senator
District 07

Elected
English, J. Kalani (D) *
P.O. Box 791146, Paia 96779 (808) 248 8289 kalani@kalanienglish.com   kalanienglish.com

State Senator
District 08

Elected
Kouchi, Ronald D. (D) *
3391 Eono St., Lihue 96766 (808) 639-2724 ron@ronkouchi.com  

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 07. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 09

Elected
Slom, Sam (Sam) (R) *
6600 Kalanianaole Hwy., #212, Honolulu 96825 (808) 349-5438 campaign@SamSlom.com   www.SamSlom.com

Aloha! I'm Sam Slom and I humbly ask for your continued vote of confidence as your Senator from the reapportioned 9th District (*Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu, Aina Haina, Kahala, Diamondhead). It's been my privilege to serve you with a strong, clear, independent voice. Yes, I am the only Republican among 25 Senators, and serve on all 15 committees. I take my public service seriously and have one of the best attendance and voting records. I'm always accessible. My voting record is transparent. I have opposed all tax increases, raids on special funds and bigger government. I support term limits, reduced government and greater citizen input. As a small business advocate and owner, editorial writer, former educator and involved community volunteer, I bring you my experience, energy and initiative. I keep my promises to you.

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 08. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Senator
District 10

Elected
Ihara, Jr., Les (D) *
719 12th Avenue, Honolulu 96816 (808) 737-2246 lesiharajr@hotmail.com   www.lesiharajr.org

In 1986, I decided to become a legislator to make democracy work as it should and walk a path of integrity. Twenty-six years later, I’m still on this path as I seek another term in the state senate. I believe democracy works when people make choices about their common future through elections and public policy-making processes. I support competition in elections, and encourage voters to learn about my opponent, Eric Marshall, and myself before choosing their next senator. As a legislator, I developed the Legislative Broadcast Program and Public Access Room, and led efforts for open voting in House, Senate, and conference committees.

My community work includes co-founding the New Kapahulu Business Association, Kaimuki/Kapahulu Neighborhood Security Watch Program, and Friends for Diamond Head; membership in the Kaimuki Lions Club, Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA, and Kaimuki Business & Professional Association; and service as Palolo Neighborhood Board vice chair, Palolo Community Council treasurer, and Kapahulu Jaycees director.

I’ve served 18 years in the Senate, as majority leader, policy leader, and co-chair of the Legislative Committee on Aging in Place. I also served eight years in the House, as majority floor leader and Intergovernmental Relations Committee chair. My legislative interests include senior citizen issues, environmental protection, economic development, legislative access, campaign finance and ethics reforms.

I’ve been recognized by: Common Cause Hawaii, Hawaii Pro-Democracy Initiative, Hawaii Technology Trade Association, Small Business Hawaii, Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans, AARP, Hawaii Sierra Club, and Hawaii’s Thousand Friends.

For more information, check out my website at www.lesiharajr.org.

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 09. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 11

Elected
Taniguchi, Brian T. (D) *
2140 Armstrong St., Honolulu 96822 (808) 947-4618 btaniguchi69@gmail.com  

Aloha,

The future depends on what we do today. We cannot lose sight of what Hawaii truly stands for and what that means for our children and grandchildren. Whenever I look at my grandson, Roycen, I am energized to focus on the future and to do the right things now.

Education is such an important part of the future and the erosion of our public school system should be of great concern. Many in our district have made great sacrifices to send their children to private schools because they know how important a good education is. Because both my children, Karli and Daniel, attended public schools, I know that many of the challenges facing our schools are simply because we are not providing adequate resources. We need to spend more money on public education. We cannot shortchange our children and grandchildren and allow further budget cuts and furloughs.

I have fought hard at the Legislature for our Roosevelt Complex schools. I helped provide funding for the new Roosevelt Football Field. I organized stakeholeders to improve Stevenson Middle School with a new Science Learning Center and have helped all my district schools with school-initiated projects.

I know how to get things done. But I also know that it takes teamwork to get things done. I am a team player who works well with my fellow legislators and community stakeholders. I hope you will allow me to continue to continue my work by voting for me for on August 11. Mahalo.

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 10. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 12

Elected
Galuteria, Brickwood M. (D) *
876 Curtis St. #2408, Honolulu 96813 (808) 864-8872 info@brickwood2012.com   www.brickwood2012.com

The past four years representing the 12th Senatorial District has been such a rewarding experience for me and I am humbled by the tremendous support I’ve received from constituents and community organizations in my re-election to the State Senate. I look forward to continuing my advocacy and work for the people of Hawaii.

I believe I have proven myself to be an effective advocate and collaborative leader in the State Senate in my first term by having served as Majority Leader, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs and the Urban Caucus. I have contributed to the efforts in advancing the Senate’s legislative agenda and securing funds for the betterment of schools, infrastructure and nonprofit organizations in our district, as well as spearheading legislative efforts on the issues of civil unions and Native Hawaiian recognition.

If re-elected, I will continue my work with the Urban Caucus (a coalition of urban Honolulu city and state legislators) to facilitate new partnerships between government, nonprofit organizations, businesses and the greater community to identify means of collectively supporting relief efforts for our homeless. Additionally, I will work with my colleagues to ensure that future planning and development of Urban Honolulu is centered about sustainability, particularly transit-oriented development. At the day’s end, I want to continue my work in building a brighter future where our families can live, play, and work happily together.

For more information about me and my re-election campaign, please visit www.brickwood2012.com or email the campaign at info@brickwood2012.com.

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State Senator
District 13

Elected
Chun Oakland, Suzanne N.J. (D) *
603-E Kunawai Ln., Honolulu 96817 (808) 550-4735 chunoakland@yahoo.com  

Aloha Family andFriends,

Thank you for your faith and trust in me as State Senator of District 13. I have devoted my life to community service. In the Legislature, my energy and time has been focused on the support and care for our children, kupuna, and families; affordable housing; streamlining government services; supporting diversification of Hawaii’s economy, and rebuilding our island capacity to be energy and food self-sufficient.

I believe government should inspire hope; encourage responsibility for one’s self, family and community; be proactive by investing in prevention programs to reduce higher long-term costs; support excellence in public education; be a partner that contributes to a thriving economy; and truly focus on improving the well-being of our island home and Hawaii’s people for generations to come.

I am proud of our collective community work that helped establish the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund and community-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect, the Rental Housing Trust Fund to build affordable housing, statewide services to support families to provide a healthy start for their new born babies, early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs, public-private partnerships that provide child care and early learning opportunities for young children, Parent-Community Networking Centers (PCNCs) in public schools to encourage parents and community stakeholders to support public education, home and community-based care options for individuals with disabilities and vulnerable children and adults, and non-school hour programs for our teens.

You are welcome to e-mail me at chunoakland@yahoo.com for more information. Together, we will continue to serve our community well. I humbly ask for your vote so that I can continue working with you to better our community and develop a more prosperous Hawaii.

Me ke aloha pumehana,

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 13. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 14

Elected
Kim, Donna Mercado (D) *
1745 Ala Amoamo St., Honolulu 96819 (808) 386-0955  

I have served in the State House of Representatives, the Honolulu City Council and currently in the State Senate for the past 12 years. As vice president of the Senate and chair of two committees – Tourism and Accountability – I believe I have been very effective in fulfilling the responsibilities of office.

If reelected, I will continue my strong emphases on providing support for our top industry, tourism, by ensuring funding for the Hawaii Tourism Authority to oversee marketing and promotion in existing and new markets, supporting proposals to diversify the visitor industry and our economy, and endorsing measures that are necessary to an effective partnership between the public and private sectors on achieving shared economic goals.

I will also continue to exercise legislative oversight to the fullest extent possible. While this responsibility is an important part of our duties, there is precious little time during the press of the session to devote to identifying problems in state government, examining the scope of those concerns, and developing solutions. As I demonstrated with investigations of airport operations last year and with salary overpayments and pension spiking this year, there are problems in government operations that have gone unnoticed and unresolved. The Legislature provides a forum to bring these situations to light to improve government and save the taxpayers’ money.

Mahalo.

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 14. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 15

Elected
Wakai, Glenn (D) *
3054 Ala Poha Pl., #2009, Honolulu 96818 (808) 429-8683 glenn@glennwakai.com   glennwakai.com

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 15. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 16

Elected
Ige, David Y. (D) *
P.O. Box 2999, Aiea 96701 (808) 487-0156 sendige@davidige.org   www.davidige.org

Hawaii is a special place - we embrace and celebrate diversity. We are blessed with clean air and water. We live in communities that care about our children, our friends, and our neighbors. Thank you for the privilege of representing you.

I have lived in our community for more than fifty years. I studied and was nurtured in our public schools. I played Little League baseball and my children play soccer in our parks.

We are at a critical point as we chart Hawaii’s course in the new millennium. We must make difficult choices that will determine our future. We need experienced leaders that are open, accessible and accountable for their actions. I ask for your vote in this election so that we can continue our work together to engineer a brighter future for our community.

We need to change how our government works in Hawaii. We need smaller government that is flexible and responds quickly to changing needs. It must provide high quality, core-services that add value to our lives in a cost-effective manner.

We need to de-centralize our public schools and get more resources into the classroom. Teachers, administrators, parents, and our neighbors should decide how every dollar is invested in our schools.

We need to invest in a world-class university that will create knowledge in technology, sustainability, biotechnology, ocean and earth sciences that will fuel Hawaii’s New Economy and create businesses that will employ our people.

We need to create an environment where business can thrive and prosper so our children can choose to live and work in Hawaii.


State Senator
District 17

Elected
Nishihara, Clarence (D) *
94-465 Loaa St. ., Waipahu 96797 (808) 728-1008 NishiharC003@hawaii.rr.com  

State Senator
District 18

Elected
Kidani, Michelle (D) *
94-134 Keahilele St. ., Mililani 96789 (808) 754-4442 kidani2012@gmail.com   kidani2012.com

Aloha Friends and Neighbors,

In 2008 you gave me the tremendous honor of allowing me to serve for my very first term in public office. I am committed to serve you and work very hard to do so. I have visited district schools, community colleges and all of the UH campuses dozens of times to interact with students (my favorite part of being a Senator), teachers and administrators.

After only two years in the Senate, I was entrusted with key positions such as Vice Chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, responsible for the Senate’s capital improvement programs including negotiating and overseeing its construction budget. I led the Senate’s focused approach to accelerate our recovery by negotiating over $400 million for repairs and renovations of state facilities which have been long overdue.

As Vice Chair for the Committee on Education as well as the Committee on Public Safety, Military Affairs and Government Operations, I have been involved with key legislation such as Charter Schools reform and Justice Reinvestment. I believe the best is yet to come … together we can make the difference.

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State Senator
District 19

Elected
Espero, Will (D) *
91-944 Waihua Pl., Ewa Beach 96706 (808) 294-9073 wespero@hotmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 20. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 20

Elected
Gabbard, Mike (D) *
P.O. BOX 75480, Kapolei 96707 (808) 682-0676 mike@mikegabbard.com   www.mikegabbard.com

It’s been an exciting 6 years representing the people of West Oahu in the State Senate. We’ve seen rapid growth and many changes that have improved our quality of life. At the same time, we’ve endured a difficult economic recession that has been hard on everyone and forced us to make tough decisions at the Legislature.

On August 20th, the new UH West Oahu campus will open in Kapolei after over 40 years of waiting. This is huge for our community and will bring higher education opportunities and needed jobs. It will also play a part in reducing traffic congestion on the H-1.

I continue to Chair the Senate’s Energy and Environment Committee and am committed to doing all I can in helping us kick our addiction to fossil fuels and make use of all the wind, solar, geothermal, wave, and ocean thermal energy here in our island paradise. Hawai’i has the potential to be a showcase for our nation and the world in renewable energy.

I’ve tried my best to be accessible and I’ll continue to do that through my monthly “Listen Story” meetings. It’s important to hear directly from you and for us to work together to make our community better. I’ve introduced many bills at the Legislature based on your input.

It’s been a privilege serving as your Senator and I’d be honored to have the opportunity to continue in that role. I humbly ask for your vote!

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 19. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Senator
District 21

Elected
Shimabukuro, Maile S.L. (D) *
86-024 Glenmonger St., Waianae 96792 (808) 349-3075 maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com   electmaile.blogspot.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 45. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Senator
District 22

Elected
Dela Cruz, Donovan (D) *
1125 Neal Ave., Wahiawa 96786 (808) 622-2000 info@donovandelacruz.com   www.donovandelacruz.com

We have made progress the past legislative session yet much more work needs to be done to get this economy moving. The State currently faces an unfunded liability of almost $22 billion, our public services are being jeopardized due to budget cuts, and our local people are out of work. Our economy is still fragile. The taxpayer can no longer be burdened with increased fees and rates to pay for programs and services needed. We need to look at alternatives to create permanent jobs within our communities which in turn will generate revenues to pay down our debts, provide the funding for much needed maintenance and repairs of our public recreational areas and schools, and restore vital public services needed for our children and kupuna.

Currently, I have been working with my colleagues and various State agencies in revitalizing the agricultural industry in our communities. I’ve been presenting the Whitmore Village Agricultural Redevelopment Plan and working alongside with agencies such as the Agribusiness Development Corporation, Trust for Public Lands, and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. We are in the right direction to bringing back an industry that once was an economic engine. In addition, I will continue to introduce legislation that will provide relief for small businesses creating the opportunities for businesses to thrive, and communities to redevelop and revitalize to sustain their sense of place. Lastly, I will continue focusing on legislation that allows for the redevelopment of 21st Century Schools.

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 22. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 23

Elected
Hee, Clayton (D) *
P.O. Box 4484, Kaneohe 96744 (808) 294-2085 SenatorHee@gmail.com  

I have served in the State House of Representatives in 1983 and 1984, the State Senate from 1984 to 1988, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 1990 to 2002 and currently in the State Senate for the past 8 years. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor I believe I have been very effective in fulfilling the responsibilities of that important committee.

If reelected, I will continue my strong emphases on providing support for the windward community where I was raised and will continue my strong support for the protection of prime ag land as I did recently as the only elected official to intervene in the Hoopili and Koa Ridge developments at West Oahu. The Hawaii dependency of importing 90% of the food we consume must end and that could happen if more elected officials actively advocated for the preservation of prime ag land.

The windward coast and north shore of Oahu is the last place where the country is still country and I will continue my advocacy that this district be predominantly in agricultural production.

I will also continue to exercise legislative oversight to the fullest extent possible regarding the Judiciary Branch of Government and all legislation relating to labor organizations in Hawaii.

Mahalo.


State Senator
District 24

Elected
Tokuda, Jill N. (D) *
45-308 Wena St., Kaneohe 96744 (808) 383-8690 info@jilltokuda.com   www.jilltokuda.com

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 24. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Senator
District 25

Elected
Thielen, Laura (D)
P.O. Box 380, Waimanalo 96795 (808) 285-4575 vote@laurathielen.com   www.laurathielen.com

My husband Tom and I have been married 21 years and have two wonderful daughters. We live a few miles from where I grew up.

I wasn’t interested in becoming a legislator – until recently. In 2012 the Legislature tried to pass laws that would degrade our communities and our future. Laws that approved developments without public input or environmental review; allowed direct government contracts without public bids; bypassed the Ethics Code for Task Force members.

When some of these bills died, legislators said they’d try again next year.

I am seeking election because I believe our State is on the wrong path; we are not moving towards a bright or secure future. We need more experienced people to step forward to correct our State course. I hope to be one of those people in the State Senate next year.

I’ve worked in private law firms, run a small business, worked in non-profit organizations and managed social service programs.

I ran the Department of Land and Natural Resources and served on the State Board of Education. I’ve drafted and successfully helped pass many laws. I know how the state works, including budgets, contracting, procurement and personnel.

If elected, I will be the only Senator in our State Legislature with this expansive work experience.

We can achieve a more secure, diversified economy without bypassing laws that protect communities, public accountability and the environment. We just need some new people and fresh ideas that favor the broader public instead of a few insiders.

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State Representative


State Representative
District 01

Elected
Nakashima, Mark M. (D) *
P.O. Box 438, Honokaa 96727 (808) 775-9170 nakashima2012@hawaii.rr.com   marknakashima.org

Since 2008, it has been an honor and privilege to represent the people of North Hilo, Hāmākua and Kohala in the State House of Representatives. Honoka`a has been home for my family for four generations. I was raised in Kalopa, graduated from Honoka`a High School, and came back home to teach there. The rural, country values I grew up with grounds me in my outlook and decision making today. While change is inevitable, I will always fight to ensure the small town, rural ideals are not only represented - but just as important - are not lost.

As your Representative, I will continue to work diligently to address the needs of our community. You and your family will always be first and foremost in my mind when making decisions about our future.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 01. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 02

Elected
Tsuji, Clift (D) *
1382 Auahi Pl., Hilo 96720 (808) 959-7576 cliftsuji@yahoo.com  

Most important to the voters of my district and the people of Hawaii is my commitment to represent them with wisdom and knowledge, always striving for results. We can't do it alone. It's all about working together.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 03. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 03

Elected
Onishi, Richard H. K. (D)
2040 Ainaola Pl., Hilo 96720 (808) 987-8466 FriendsForRichardOnishi@gmail.com   FriendsForRichardOnishi.com

To address issues and concerns and find solutions to better the communities and the lives of future generations in my district, I pledge to listen to you, stay in touch with you, work tirelessly for you and to work together with you.

I believe I am best qualified to represent the people in my district. My experiences have provided me with a diverse perspective on how to address issues, problems and concerns of our communities. Some of those experiences gave me the opportunity understand the role of the Legislature and be involved its processes. I was born on the Big Island, attended public schools and graduated from the U/H at Hilo with a BBA degree. I had a variety of different types of jobs in the private sector and government, including service jobs in the visitor industry and in the grocery business, supervisory positions in agriculture and computer technology, service in the Army, teaching computer classes at Hawaii Community College and computer information system analyst for the County. I held leadership positions in many organizations – PTAs, SCBM Councils, coaching AYSO and football, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, ACS, HIAC, HHS Foundation and Jaycees. I lobbied the Legislature on behalf of the PTA, Jaycees, ACS, HIAC and HGEA.

My top two goals are to (1) to increase revenues and (2) to assist our communities to become safer, healthier, economically viable and sustainable. To achieve these goals I will identify, develop and support programs that will increase revenue; and I will work with our communities to identify issues and problems dealing with the safety, health, economy and sustainability of their community and work with them to find solutions.


State Representative
District 04

Elected
Hanohano, Faye P. (D) *
P.O. Box 205, Pahoa 96778 (808) 937-8173 fhanohano@yahoo.com  

Hawai'i State House Representative Faye P. Hanohano was born in Hilo and raised in the Puna District on Hawai'i Island, Moku O Keawe. Her father, a heavy equipment operator, served in World War II. Her mom, a culture expert lauhala weaver, mahi'ai (farmer)and traditional Hawaiian woman, took care of the 'ohana (family). Faye, a retired Adult Correctional Officer for 25 years is a product of community, public, and private school education. She started her career in public service in 2006 when she was elected to the State House. Faye has served as a member on the committees of Finance, Agriculture, Economic Development, Tourism, Education, Higher Education, Labor, Transportation, Cultural and the Arts, Health and Human Services. She was the Chair of Public Safety from 2008 to 2010. Currently she is the chair of Hawaiian Affairs. Hanohano credits her upbringing in the rural area of Puna on Hawai'i Island as the source of her self-motivation and success.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 04. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 05

Elected
Coffman, Denny (D) *
77-258 Hookaana St., Kailua-Kona 96740 (808) 443-3633 DennyCoffman@HawaiianTel.Net   www.DennyCoffman.org

My education and 30 years of business management experience has produced leadership skills that allowed me to quickly move into key leadership positions within the State House of Representatives. As the current Chair of the committee on Energy and Environmental Protect, I oversee and manage a highly visible policy area within our state government.

I will continue to work full-time and all year for our communities. My only job is working for you.

I will remain accessible and available to everyone.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 06. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 06

Elected
Lowen, Nicole (D)
73-1117 Kuuleialoha Cir., Kailua Kona 96740 (808) 937-8196 friendsofnicolelowen@gmail.com   www.nicolelowen.com

My name is Nicole Lowen and I am humbly offering to serve in our State House of Representatives. I strongly believe it is time for a new generation of energetic and open-minded leaders to overcome Hawaii's many challenges and build a better future for our community and for our next generation.

For more information about me, why I am running for office, and the challenges facing our community, please visit www.NicoleLowen.com

Thank you for your support.


State Representative
District 07

Elected
Evans, Cindy (D) *
P.O. Box 384255, Waikoloa 96738 (808) 345-5810 cynthiaevans@aol.com  

I humbly ask for your vote. With your support I will work to find solutions for the challenges of today with consideration as to the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

We need a business environment which encourages private investment, improves infrastructure, encourages innovation, provides products and services, and respects the environment. I will support improvements in renewable energy; local food production; research and development of technology; innovations to harness ocean resources; roads and transportation; the music and arts of our state’s communities; opportunities for higher education; and delivery of health care.

Workforce development will help our state today and tomorrow. I endorse early childhood education and efforts to improve literacy, science, technology, engineering, math and charter schools. I will work on the growing demands associated with the aging of the population throughout Hawai’i, including long term care, specialists in health care, affordable housing, and cost of energy.

My desire is to get results which are important to each community in District 7. If legislation is necessary, I will fight for change. If the administration is to provide a service, I will advocate for it. If communities have concerns, I will listen and will represent them with a strong voice. I will fight for funding to provide adequate public facilities and infrastructure.

Our challenges may seem daunting, but I believe we are resilient and can move forward with positive results. I welcome change to get results and will work hard to make a difference.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 07. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 08

Elected
Souki, Joe (D) *
P.O. Box 632, Wailuku 96793 (808) 283-8661 Joesouki@msn.com   JoeSouki.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 08. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 09

Elected
Keith-Agaran, Gil S. Coloma (D) *
24 N. Church St., #409, Wailuku 96793 (808) 242-4049 gil@gilkeithagaran.org   www.GilKeithAgaran.Com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 09. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 10

Elected
McKelvey, Angus L. (D) *
P.O. Box 847, Lahaina 96767 (808) 870-8644 mac4house@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 10. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 11

Elected
Ing, Kaniela (D)
2747 S. Kihei Rd. , #eE105, Kihei 96753 (808) 276-2990 info@Kanielaing.com   kanielaing.com

Aloha, my name is Kaniela Ing and I am offering to serve you as State House Representative in South Maui, and I am running to bring "a FRESH vision for Maui's future."

I was born and raised on Maui and come from four generations on this island. Throughout my life I have seen many changes: some positive progress, but also some opportunities slipping away for future generations. I believe that together we can nurture and even better Maui 20 and 50 years from now--where our keiki will be able to secure great jobs, own homes, and have the option to raise their families in the place they were brought up.

This will take long-term planning in government, which is the basis to my platform. I emphasize education, local jobs and business, and sustainable and renewable practices. I have the energy, experience, and positive relationships to get things done for South Maui, and to get Kihei High School built.

I look forward to meeting you as I continue knocking on every door in my district once again; just look for the red lei! More information on our "fresh vision for Maui's future" my background, and how to get involved may be found on my website.


State Representative
District 12

Elected
Yamashita, Kyle T. (D) *
P.O. Box 880989, Pukalani 96788 (808) 870-5874  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 12. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 13

Elected
Carroll, Mele (D) *
P.O. Box 535, Haiku 96708 (808) 575-2317 unlimited333dreams@yahoo.com   melecarroll.com/

State Representative
District 14

Elected
Kawakami, Derek S.K. (D) *
5077 Kawaihau Rd., Kapaa 96746 (808) 639-3790 derek.kawakami@hawaiiantel.net   derekkawakami.com

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 15

Elected
Tokioka, James Kunane (D) *
2512 Kanio St., Lihue 96766 (808) 652-7272 jtokioka@hotmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 15. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 16

Elected
Morikawa, Daynette (Dee) (D) *
P.O. Box 92, LIhue 96766 (808) 651-8855 dmorikawa@hawaiilink.net   www.daynettemorikawa.com

I am running for re-election to continue working hard for Kauai and Niihau. I was first elected in 2010, and have found that I can best serve people at this capacity. My ability to work directly with the various State and County departments allow your concerns to be addressed. I put a lot of thought into consequences of proposed legislation, especially where our islands would be affected, and I am not afraid to voice my opposition or concerns. Kauai’s special uniqueness must be considered and respected. My 38 years of public service has given me the passion and dedication to continue working for you.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 16. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 17

Elected
Ward, Gene (R) *
875 Puuomao St., Honolulu 96825 (808) 781-9931 REPWARD@cs.com   gene-ward.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 17. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 18

Elected
Hashem, Mark Jun (D) *
P.O. Box 240965, Honolulu 96824 (808) 388-7693 mark.hashem@yahoo.com   markhashem.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 18. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 19

Elected
Kobayashi, Bertrand (Bert) (D)
3325-C Maunaloa Ave, Honolulu 96816 (808) 732-2655 bkobay@gmail.com  

Bert Kobayashi was a State Representative and State Senator for 16 years, 1978 to 1994. Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2-19-1985, said: "If there is a legislator with an incisive mind to get to the bottom of financial matters in state government, it's Sen. Bert Kobayashi." Midweek, 6-1-1994, said Bert is "one of its [Senate's] most thoughtful--and self-effacing--members....uniquely well-prepared." Bert's experience includes Ph.D. in political science, Michigan State University; state govt researcher; administrator of State of Hawaii community hospital system (12 hospitals, 3000+ employees), which he reorganized in 1996-97 into Hawaii Health Systems Corp., the most independent State agency to that date; legislative staffer for Sen. Brickwood Galuteria, Reps. Karl Rhoads and Kirk Caldwell, Councilmember Duke Bainum.

Bert's legislative accomplishments include authoring the first "living will" law, Nursing Homes Without Walls (community-based alternative to nursing home), first HIV confidentiality law, school community-based management (SCBM) law, supporter of Kapiolani Community College at Diamond Head from its initial planning in 1980 to last major CIP funding in 1993.

District issues of interest include health, especially elderly care, and education, the biggest State budget item. Solutions might include more community-based alternatives to nursing homes like Nursing Homes Without Walls; better education prioritization and more decentralization like at Waialae Elementary School, Hawaii’s first SCBM and first charter school.

State-wide issues include many big, long-term issues like watershed protection, directed growth of UH, huge unfunded liabilities for State pensions and health insurance, effectiveness and efficiency in government, self-sufficiency in energy and food, etc.


State Representative
District 20

Elected
Say, Calvin K.Y. (D) *
1822 10th Ave., Honolulu 96816 (808) 847-3926 calvinsay@hotmail.com  

My name is Calvin Say, and I am seeking re-election to the House of Representatives, District 20. I have served in the House since 1976 and as Speaker since 1999.

My greatest concern remains the Hawaii economy. The recovery from the Great Recession is still fragile and may be jeopardized by international events, such as the European debt crisis, China economic slowdown, and Mid-East unrest.

My first priority is to maintain the economic recovery and job growth. I will work to accelerate infrastructure projects that provide employment and needed public facilities. I will work to attract capital from out-of-state and reduce the export of dollars so that more money remains circulating within the State. In particular, I will work to promote renewable energy projects that decrease dependence on imported fossil fuel in ways effective, fair, and affordable to residents.

My second priority is to pass a balanced state budget that funds essential public health, safety, and education services without a broad-based tax increase. During the Great Recession, the Legislature accomplished this without an increase of the general excise tax rate or increase of income tax rates on low- and moderate-income families.

My experience during the Great Recession has prepared me for whatever problems may arise in the immediate future. The experience was very challenging because of the necessity to make difficult decisions for the overall good of Hawaii. The lessons learned were hard-earned and can be put to good use if I am re-elected.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 20. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 21

Elected
Nishimoto, Scott Y. (D) *
3191 Charles St., Honolulu 96816 (808) 779-7845 repnishimoto@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 21. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 22

Elected
Brower, Tom (D) *
469 Ena Rd., #2701, Honolulu 96815 (808) 398-5653 tom.brower@gmail.com   www.TomBrower.com

Thank you for visiting my profile. It's a long scroll down from Heath Beasley, the non partisan candidate for US Senate, at the top of this list.

Like legislators Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Evans and Keith-Agaran said in their statements, it is an honor to serve.

One philosophy I have: "It takes just as much energy to solve problems as it does to avoid them." I wish government could take that to heart and be more responsive to you, such as with the homeless issue.

My spirituality helps me be humble, open minded and rise above political pettiness to work with both Democrats and Republicans on statewide problems. I haven't made a lot of money in life so I know the value of it. As a 30-year Waikiki resident, I have endured many of the same challenges as my neighbors.

I was born in Honolulu to a Japanese mother and German-Irish father, who taught me the value of hard work and community service. As a child, I lived on the New Jersey Shore, where my mom was a public school teacher and my dad, a police sergeant. After returning to Honolulu to care for my grandparents, I studied Journalism at UH Manoa and worked in broadcasting, non-profit, and city and state government.

For the past two years, I served as the Chair of Tourism. I sit on the Consumer Protection & Commerce, Judiciary, and Economic Revitalization & Business committees.

Mahalo

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 23. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 23

Elected
Choy, Isaac W. (D) *
3313 Keahi St., Honolulu 96822 (808) 551-7140 iwc@friendsforisaacchoy.com   friendsforisaacchoy.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 24. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 24

Elected
Belatti, Della Au (D) *
P.O. Box 900, Honolulu 96808 (808) 393-0594 DAuBelatti@hawaii.rr.com   www.dellaaubelatti.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 25. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 25

Elected
Luke, Sylvia (D) *
P.O. Box 2804, Honolulu 96803 (808) 927-2835 repluke00@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 26. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 26

Elected
Saiki, Scott K. (D) *
P.O. Box 12022, Honolulu 96828 (808) 597-1400 scottsaiki@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 22. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 27

Elected
Ohno, Takashi (D)
2620 Waolani Ave., Honolulu 96817 (808) 631-7579 takashi@takashiohno.com   takashiohno.com

Aloha, I’m Takashi Ohno. I’m a public school teacher running to be the Liliha/Alewa/Nuuanu representative. Just like my parents taught me, I teach my students the importance of hard work, respect and responsibility. These are the same values I’ll take with me to the Capitol.

My wife, Lilly, and I are looking to the future, and we want to create a state where all our children receive a quality education, our elders are respected, and our families are safe. I’m running for the State House of Representatives in the 2012 elections, and I hope I can earn your vote.


State Representative
District 28

Elected
Mizuno, John M. (John) (D) *
P.O. Box 215, Honolulu 96810 (808) 741-4503 xterra_ko2002@yahoo.com   www.JohnMizuno.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 30. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 29

Elected
Rhoads, Karl (D) *
P.O. Box 37443, Honolulu 96837 (808) 271-5995 karl@karlrhoads.org   www.karlrhoads.org

I was first elected to the House in 2006. My record indicates I am a strong proponent of open, transparent government and that I believe all citizens should be encouraged to participate in the political process. I am also deeply concerned about the corrosive influence unlimited, unreported campaign spending will have on our system in the wake of the Citizens United decision.

To do my part to reverse Citizens United and to encourage greater participation in the election process, I have introduced several bills. While I realize an amendment to the federal constitution would be the most effective, I proposed two amendments to the Hawaii State constitution that would at least symbolically counteract Citizens United. The first, HB 36 (2011), would have stipulated that free speech only applies to natural persons, not corporations. The second, HB 38 (2011), would have removed the expenditure of money from the definition of, “free speech.” Just as corporations are in no way, “persons,” spending money cannot, under any commonsense definition, be considered, “speech.”

In an attempt to increase the percentage of those who vote in Hawaii, I introduced HB 48 (2011). HB 48 would have automatically registered anyone applying for a driver’s license or a State identification if they were otherwise eligible. As you know, turnout in recent Hawaii elections has been very low. I believe we have an obligation to do what we can to make the registration and voting process as easy as possible.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 28. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 30

Elected
Cachola, Romy M. (D)
P.O. Box 17675, Honolulu 96817 (808) 845-9955 romycachola@yahoo.com   romycachola.com

Aloha, my name is Romy Cachola, your candidate for State House District 30 (D). I am a current member of the City Council representing District VII and have served since 2000. Prior to the Council, I was a member of the State House of Representatives from 1984 to 2000.

I am a dedicated and proven leader who has successfully saved taxpayers’ money—1) I saved over $480 million while a member and committee chair at the State House of Representatives and Honolulu City Council; 2) I initiated over $60 million in tourism promotion and marketing as chair of the House Tourism Committee; 3) I supported $100 million for road improvements as a City councilmember. I served as a member of the State House Finance, Judiciary, Consumer Protection & Commerce committee; and other committees.

I constantly look to save taxpayer money and to hold the line on government spending. If elected to the House, I will also focus on stimulating the economy and promoting and protecting tourism—our number one industry that employs many residents islandwide, especially House District 30.

I am running for the House because I feel the need to address the state deficit, affordable housing, unemployment and crime. Having come from humble beginnings, I can relate to my constituents, their values and concerns.

I therefore humbly ask for your support and hope my record as a proven leader merits your vote. It would be an honor to represent you and your family at the State House of Representatives.


State Representative
District 31

Elected
Johanson, Aaron Ling (R) *
P.O. Box 30388, Honolulu 96820 (808) 398-4671 elect.Aaron@gmail.com  

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State Representative
District 32

Elected
Ichiyama, Linda E. (D) *
P.O. Box 1707, Aiea 96701 (808) 392-4547 repichiyama@gmail.com   www.lindaichiyama.com

Aloha! My name is Linda Ichiyama and I am running for reelection to the State House of Representatives District 32 (Moanalua, Salt Lake, Aliamanu). I was born and raised in Salt Lake and I am a proud graduate of Moanalua High School. It has been a privilege to serve you and your family in the State House for the past two years and I humbly ask for your continued support in the upcoming election. Thank you very much!

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 31. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 33

Elected
Takai, K. Mark (D) *
P.O. Box 2267, Pearl City 96782 (808) 330-6275 reptakai@hotmail.com   www.marktakai.com

Aloha:

It has been a privilege to serve Aiea and Pearl City in the State House of Representatives and I look forward to also representing the newly-reapportioned House District 33.

This is an exciting time. We have a lot more to work on. I humbly ask for your support this year.

Mahalo, Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Takai is Vice President, Hawaii National Guard Association; President, UH Letterwinners Club; Member, Aiea Community Association; Past Member, Aiea High School SCBM Council; and Past Member, American Cancer Society Board.

Rep. Takai is a combat veteran. He was a WAC champion swimmer, a four-time state champion, and a National High School All-American. He is in the Hawaii High School Athletic Hall of Honor.

As parents of two children who attend a public school in Aiea, Rep. Takai and his wife Sami know the value of a good education. He helped lead the effort to end Furlough Fridays and recently helped to preserve student bus service.

Since 2003, Rep. Takai has helped the DOE obtain more than $40 million in increased impact aid funds, which go directly to pay operational expenses.

Rep. Takai believes that learning continues past high school. To assist parents, he created Hawaii’s college savings program.

Rep. Takai has focused his efforts in our community’s schools, including donating more than $20,000 in scholarships and educational grants. Since 1996, he has awarded 34 high school scholarships, more than 40 intermediate school awards and more than 600 student awards at our elementary schools.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 34. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 34

Elected
Takayama, Gregg (D)
1639 Hoolana St., Pearl City 96782 (808) 456-7151 greggtakayama@hawaii.rr.com   www.greggtakayama.com

My goal is to be an effective advocate for Pearl City, my family’s home for several decades. My experience as a journalist and years of work at State and Congressional levels help give me the skills and knowledge to serve in the Legislature.

I’m a first-time political candidate but I have served as head of public affairs for UH Manoa and the John A. Burns School of Medicine (2005-12); worked as a news reporter for KHON-TV (1997-2005); served as spokesman for the State Department of Public Safety (1995-97) and Lt. Gov. Ben Cayetano (1992-95); and as press secretary for U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (1978-91).

I’m the proud product of public schools in Kalihi and my community service includes serving on the boards of the Pearl City Foundation and the Pearl City Community Association.

Issues:

Elder care is a particular concern in Pearl City because of our large senior population, many of whom live in multi-generational homes. I would renew discussion of long-term care programs and their possible funding sources, and seek more aging-in-place services and elderly care facilities.

We also need to ensure public safety, full funding for public education from pre-school through the UH, and provide a mass transit alternative for Leeward commuters without cuts in our excellent bus service.

I humbly ask the voters of Pearl City to provide me the opportunity to serve as their representative in the State House.

Endorsed by: Sierra Club, Hawaii Carpenters Union, Hawaii Painters Union.


State Representative
District 35

Elected
Takumi, Roy M. (D) *
1001 Luehu St., Pearl City 96782 (808) 597-1441 reptakumi@hotmail.com   reptakumi.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 36. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 36

Elected
Fukumoto, Beth (R)
P.O. Box 894209, Mililani 96789 (808) 286-2810 beth@bethfukumoto.com   www.bethfukumoto.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 37. Won Primary.]

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State Representative
District 37

Elected
Yamane, Ryan I. (D) *
94-1466 Okupu St., Waipahu 96797 (808) 551-2093 friendsyamane@hawaii.rr.com  

My name is Ryan Yamane and I am the current State Representative for House District 37, which serves Mililani, Waikele and Waipio Gentry.

Along with my wife, Jennifer, we were born and raised in Hawaii. We have two boys, Daniel (8) and Gavan (4). Like many of you, I want to continue to make our community a safe place to enjoy our quality of life, raise our families, work, and play. My philosophy is built on openness, involvement, hard work and integrity.

As a licensed social worker, I have interacted with families throughout our State, discussing concerns and problems that affect their every day lives. I am committed to protecting the best interests of our families, children, and community by utilizing my experience as a social worker, educator and legislator.

Currently, I am a lecturer with Honolulu Community College and Hawaii Pacific University, and an on-call medical social worker at Queen’s Medical Center. I volunteer in disaster preparedness with the Red Cross and Medical Reserve Corp and have work directly with our military to support our service women and service men and their families.

Some of my top priorities are to improve our State’s economy, increase job growth, and reduce duplicative governmental spending. I am proud of our community for working together showing that we can bounce back quickly from various natural and economic obstacles.

I humbly ask for your vote to serve as your House of Representatives for District 37.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 37. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 38

Elected
Aquino, Henry J.C. (D) *
P.O. Box 970081, Waipahu 96797 (808) 780-9157 FriendsofHenryAquino@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 35. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 39

Elected
Cullen, Ty J.K. (D) *
94-171 Kehela Pl., Waipahu 96797 (808) 479-9772 tycullenhouse39@gmail.com  

Aloha! I am Ty Cullen, your candidate for House District 39. Born and raised in the great community of Waipahu, I have been blessed by the positive nurturing of my family and friends. I am one of six children and was raised in a single parent household. I am Filipino, Hawaiian, Irish, and Japanese. I attended Saint Joseph school in Waipahu, Damien Memorial High School, and the University of Hawaii in Manoa. At UH, I obtained dual bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

I am the current State House District 41 Representative and it has been an honor severing you. I currently serve as a director on the Village Park Community Association. I was a member of the Waipahu Neighborhood Board. I have helped organize graffiti paint outs, and community clean up projects in Waipahu. I have also participated in the Keiki I.D. and Community Traffic Awareness Program (CTAP).

My goals are to prioritize our state budget, re-invest in our safety net, support long-range infrastructure projects, and create jobs for local families. I believe elected officials should follow these simple rules: being honest and forthright with everyone: putting the needs of others first, and doing what is right. If re-elected, I will continue to do my best to care for this special place that we call home. It would be an honor to continue as your Representative.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 41. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 40

Elected
Mcdermott, Bob (R)
91-982 Ololani St. ., Ewa Beach 96706 (808) 371-4605  

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State Representative
District 41

Elected
Cabanilla Arakawa, Rida T.R. (D) *
91-983 Waihua Pl., Ewa Beach 96706 (808) 779-3655 majorcabanilla@aol.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 42. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 42

Elected
Har, Sharon E. (D) *
Box 101, 590 Farrington Hwy., #210, Kapolei 96707 (808) 258-0313 rephar@gmail.com   www.rephar.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 40. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 43

Elected
Awana, Karen Leinani (D) *
89-1110 Pikaiolena St., Nanakuli 96792 (808) 383-8218 karenawana@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 44. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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State Representative
District 44

Elected
Jordan, Jo (D) *
P.O. Box 1398, Waianae 96792 (808) 722-6553 friendsofjojordan@gmail.com   www.facebook.com/friendsofjojordan

Aloha. My name is Jo Jordan. As a longtime Waianae resident, I know the importance of having an elected official who listens, understands our values and works hard to realize our community's vision. I have an extensive track record of public service including serving as State Representative the past 2 legislative sessions and as Chair and member of the Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board for over 10 years in addition to other advisory and community groups. As a product of our public schools, I understand the need for a quality public education system to give our keiki the best tools for success and fought for over $8 million for repair and improvements for Waianae schools. I am also proactive in working with community groups and government officials to address flood mitigation concerns and obtained over $5 million in state funds for flood mitigation projects. Highway safety and alleviating traffic congestion is another of my priority areas and I introduced a bill that was enacted into law requiring the DOT to conduct a feasibility study on the extension of the zipper lane westward. I also serve as an alternate House appointee to the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness created to identify critical strategic goals and initiatives to mitigate homelessness as well as ensure that homeless persons obtain permanent housing and become reintegrated into the community. I am committed to continuing to work alongside community members to improve our quality of life on the Waianae Coast and humbly ask for your support.

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State Representative
District 45

Elected
Cheape, Lauren Kealohilani (R)
94-540 Lehuakona St., Mililani 96789 (808) 358-7816 laurencheape@gmail.com   www.laurencheape.com

Lauren traces her roots in Hawai‘i back to 1859 and is the 6th generation to be born and raised in the islands. Her great-grandfather started Peterson’s Upland Farm in 1910 and it just reached its 102nd anniversary this year as a family-run business supplying fresh eggs for our communities. Her grandfather worked at Waialua Sugar Company since 1966 and worked there until he retired. Lauren’s grandmother Suzanne Peterson was the first woman to serve on the Board of Agriculture and later became the Director of Agriculture under Governor Waihee.

For the past 22 years Lauren’s father, Michael has worked at Nanakuli High School as a Special Education Teacher. Her mother Sharon works on the family farm. Lauren graduated from Mililani High School and is a graduate of University of Hawai'i. Lauren was a four year Division I scholar-athlete at the University of Hawai‘i as a Wahine Water Polo player. .

This past year Lauren won the title of Miss Hawai’i 2011 and represented our state at the Miss America pageant in January. At Miss America she was a Quality of Life Finalist (award for community service), the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Award for raising the most money in the country for Hawaii’s CMNH (Kapi‘olani Hospital).

Lauren has tirelessly served our community throughout her life and during her year as Miss Hawai‘i. Lauren is passionate about making a difference in our state. She was planted in Waialua, grew up in Mililani, and is rooted in both communities.

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State Representative
District 46

Elected
Oshiro, Marcus R. (D) *
P.O. Box 86-1149, Wahiawa 96786 (808) 622-9013  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 39. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 47

Elected
Fale, Richard (R)
P.O. Box 316, Hauula 96717 (808) 772-0968 richard.fale@gmail.com   www.richardfale.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 47. Won Primary.]


State Representative
District 48

Elected
Wooley, Jessica (D) *
P.O. Box 4001, Kaneohe 96744 (808) 864-0400 repwooley@gmail.com   JessicaWooley.com

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 47. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 49

Elected
Ito, Ken (D) *
45-372 Kanaka St., Kaneohe 96744 (808) 722-8223 repkenito@yahoo.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 48. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 50

Elected
Thielen, Cynthia (R) *
55 Kai Nani Pl., Kailua 96734 (808) 261-5608 cthielen@aloha.net   www.cynthiathielen.com

Aloha to constituents in the newly enlarged 50th House District. I am running for re-election to continue my work to make Hawaii energy independent. As the State with the highest electric bills and the highest use of polluting fossil fuel, it is essential that we develop our low-cost and clean renewable energy. The U.S. Department of Energy’s new report shows Oahu can harness the ocean and convert its power into renewable energy. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is constructing a Wave Hub where local and international companies can test devices. This means more well-paying jobs in the vibrant green energy sector.

This last Session a number of bills were promoted that would have eliminated environmental review for certain projects (SB 755 HD 3) and allowed “transit-related” construction to ignore land use and height restrictions (SB 2927). With strong and effective help from the Windward side, we were able to defeat two of the worst Senate bills.

I continue to take our Legislative Road Show to schools in District 50. This inter-active program is designed to help students of all ages learn about the legislative process by participating in a mock House Committee hearing on current legislation. In follow-up student letters, one commented “You showed me that I can give my opinion and make a difference” and another said “I now am feeling powerful as a citizen of the United States.”

I look forward to talking with you as I continue to go door-to-door in District 50.

Aloha,

Cynthia Thielen

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 50. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


State Representative
District 51

Elected
Lee, Chris (D) *
111 Hekili St. , Box 392, Kailua 96734 (808) 265-4597 ChrisKCLee@gmail.com  

Honolulu Mayor

Elected
Caldwell, Kirk (NS)
2725 Terrace Dr., Honolulu 96822 (808) 539-0461 info@kirkcaldwell.com   www.kirkcaldwell.com

People often ask me why I am running for mayor and my answer is simple, to improve the quality of life for the people who live here. I want to make Honolulu a better, cleaner, more efficient city that best meets the needs of its citizens. All of the people and places that make up Honolulu have their own challenges and needs from City Hall. This is why city government plays such a major role in defining our quality of life. Its challenges include keeping facilities and infrastructure working, ensuring public safety, and directing where and how urban growth occurs. While there are many areas of need in our city I believe that rail and jobs are a good place to start.

I support rail and believe that it can be built better. I propose we take a critical last look at station locations, architecture, visual impact and other important considerations. The process of building rail is and should be an evolving one that engages and involves the entire community.

Due to the vast amount of resources that the city manages, it has the potential to become a significant job creator. As mayor, I want to unlock this potential by cutting red tape at city hall that prevents businesses from working with the city to maintain, repair, and upgrade its facilities.

If given the opportunity to be your mayor, I pledge to roll up my sleeves, dig deep, and bring people together to find common solutions to our shared problems.

[2010: candidate for Honolulu Mayor]

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Honolulu Prosecutor

Elected
Kaneshiro, Keith M. (NS) *
3138 Waialae Ave., 707, Honolulu 96816 808-864-1586 campaign@keithkaneshiroprosecutor.com   keithkaneshiroprosecutor.com

In two short years, a revitalized prosecutor's office has made significant steps toward enhancing public safety by:

  • Doubling the size of the Elder Abuse Justice Unit, which targets a growing number of crimes against senior citizens.
  • Adding deputies to the domestic violence unit and providing them specialized training.
  • Getting serious about animal cruelty, as the extradition of the manager of the Waimanalo puppy mill shows.
  • Pushing to update laws in the fight against cybercrimes.
  • Utilizing nuisance abatement statutes to seize properties being used to make and sell crystal meth in our neighborhoods.
  • Introducing a courthouse dog program to help frightened young victims provide critical testimony in sex assault and abuse trials.
  • Sharpening deputies' courtroom skills by having their arguments critiqued by the office's best trial lawyers.
  • Organizing the Hawaii International Drug Trafficking Summit, which brought together prosecutors from eight countries, the mainland and Hawaii.
  • Speaking for the people, as I did at the Legislature when the Justice Reinvestment Initiative sought to release inmates without first adding more parole officers and programs.
Another priority project, the Honolulu Family Justice Center, will soon provide victims of domestic violence an array of legal and social services under one roof. Most importantly, it will also offer long-term housing so victims can breaks the cycle of violence, acquire skills, regain self-esteem and make new lives.

Much has been done, but much remains. Vision and leadership matter.

It would be a privilege and honor to continue serving you.

[2010: candidate for Honolulu Prosecutor. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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Honolulu Council


Honolulu Council
District 01

Elected
Pine, Kymberly Marcos (NS)
PO BOX 2908, Ewa Beach 96706 (808) 689-1713 pineforcouncil@gmail.com  

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 43. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

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Honolulu Council
District 03

Elected
Anderson, Ikaika (NS) *
45-428 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe 96744 (808) 492-5154 info@ikaikaanderson.com   www.IkaikaAnderson.com

It has been a tremendous honor serving Windward Oahu for the past three years. I go to work everyday with the goal of doing my best to improve the lives of the people of the City and County of Honolulu - that is why I do this job. I’m proud of the 10% residential property tax hike I helped defeat three years ago, and returning Kailua Beach Park to our residents on weekends (Bill 5 of 2011). I’m also pleased that my colleagues adopted my suggested revisions to the HART budget in 2011, giving the Council appropriation authority over HART’s future budgets, and requiring a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the federal government before bonds can be floated for the rail transit project.

As a husband, father of four children and life-long resident of Windward Oahu, I feel very fortunate and proud to call this special place home. My vision for Windward Oahu is probably not much different from your own – a community that is safe, clean, sustainable and affordable for our ohana and future generations; and one that meets its issues head-on, and works efficiently and fairly to see that solutions are implemented. I will continue to listen to residents with an open heart and mind and will rely on our collective wisdom to guide me in making the best decisions for our community.

On August 11, I humbly ask for your vote to continue representing District 3 on the City Council.


Honolulu Council
District 05

Elected
Kobayashi, Ann H. (NS)
3657 Waaloa Wy, Honolulu 96822 (808) 988-2918 Ann.Kobayashi@gmail.com   www.annkobayashi.com

These are difficult times for our city, our state, and our nation. The economy, while in the early days of recovery, is emerging from one of the worst recessions in American history. The City and County of Honolulu faces critical economic and social challenges, and needs proven leadership in the City Council that is prepared to meet those challenges. I’m running for the Honolulu City Council because I have dedicated my professional life to public and community service, and I believe I possess the experience and commitment to make a difference for Honolulu. I am a passionate, grass-roots individual who wants to give people a strong and representative voice in government.

My number one priority is to bring stability to the City and County of Honolulu’s economy. I support sensible measures to balance our City budget, a strong infrastructure plan to create jobs and improve our living environment, public safety initiatives, and efforts to protect and preserve our public parks and facilities.

With decades of service in the Hawai’i State and Honolulu county governments, I bring a wealth of experience and desire to fight to cut government spending, reform government regulations, stop higher taxes, and to ensure that we are not balancing the City budget on the backs of our poor and most vulnerable citizens.

By making smart decisions about transportation, I will work to bring transparency and accountability back to Honolulu Hale. I am not one to use rhetoric and I am committed to being fiscally prudent with taxpayer dollars to ensure our children have the future they deserve.

In closing, I am confident in my ability to make an immediate, as well as positive impact on the Honolulu City Council. Your support will be deeply appreciated. For more information, please visit my website at www.annkobayashi.com.

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Honolulu Council
District 06 (Special election to fill Tulsi Gabbard's resigned seat)

Elected
Fukunaga, Carol (NS)
P.O. Box 61503, Honolulu 96839 (808) 478-2778 carol@carolfukunaga.com   www.carolfukunaga.com

[2010: candidate for State Senator, Dist. 11. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Honolulu Council
District 07

Elected
Manahan, Joey (NS)
1250 Richard Ln., #A408, Honolulu 96819 (808) 386-9240 manahanjoey@yahoo.com   www.joeymanahan.com

My name is Joey Manahan, State Representative of District 29 (Kalihi-Kai, Kapalama, and Sand Island), and I would like to serve you on the City Council.

In the last six years as State Representative, I have shown that I can bring about unity of purpose serving in key positions, most recently being unanimously voted by my peers to serve as the Vice Speaker of the 26th Legislative Session. With knowledge of the issues, I can bridge the gap between City and State to improve our quality of life in Council District 7.

Public service has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember, and I have worked hard to understand the legislative process from the bottom up. Most importantly, I believe that respect is earned through hard work and dedication, and I have the necessary skills to lead effectively and meet the challenges of the future. If given the privilege to serve you, I will work tirelessly to represent our interests on the City Council.

[2010: candidate for State Representative, Dist. 29. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Honolulu Council
District 09

Elected
Menor, Ron (NS)
P.O. Box 894259, Mililani 96789 (808) 524-7773 ronmenor@hawaii.rr.com   www.ronmenor.com

As someone with deep experience in both houses of the State Legislature, I have spent my entire career working on issues that affect Central and Leeward Oahu. I have a proven track record on working with others to get things done.

Moreover, I have a clear understanding of the needs of our district, where I have lived, worked and raised a family.

I believe we are at a critical juncture, where City decisions will have long-term effects: on our quality of life, the environment, and on whether City services can meet the needs of our people. I will work to ensure City services that make the community a safe and nurturing place, with the kind of planning that creates jobs and encourage sustainable economic growth. And I will work for a comprehensive transportation system that is multi-dimensional.

With strong leadership and vision, we can create a bright future for all of us.


Hawaiʻi County Mayor

Elected
Kenoi, Billy (NS) *
PO BOX 7268, Hilo 96720 (808) 990-7502   billykenoi.com/about-billy-kenoi

Hawaiʻi County Prosecutor

Elected
Roth, Mitch (NS)
61 Pelemana Pl., Hilo 96720 (808) 989-0385 mitch4pros@gmail.com   www.mitchroth.org

In these times of change, we are facing difficult crime-related challenges which require prosecutors to be problem solvers. Currently our prisons and jails are full. Every time I put one in, another is kicked out.

I have a passion for justice and keeping our Big Island communities safe and healthy. I love solving problems and thinking outside the box. Jail is not the only tool in the prosecutor’s tool box, and though jail time is sometimes the only appropriate justice, there are so many crimes that can be pre-empted with citizen education and vigilance. State of the art prosecution considers community outreach from the prosecutor’s office, a valuable deterrent to criminal behavior.

As a deputy prosecutor, I have worked on over a thousand cases.

As a community oriented prosecutor, I have built partnerships in the community and with other governmental agencies. Through these partnerships, I have been involved with effective problem solving and criminal justice initiatives that have improved the quality of life in the County and State of Hawaii.

I have trained people in the criminal justice system locally and nationally.

I am familiar and up to date with various crime-related issues including: Domestic Violence, Traffic Safety, White Collar Crime, Agricultural Crimes, Community Oriented Prosecution, Asset Forfeiture, Elder Abuse, Cyber Crimes, and Restorative Justice.

I have chaired or sat on task forces and committees dealing with crime-related issues...

Improving the quality of life and instituting positive change for the communities of the Big Island is not just a job for me; it's my passion.


Maui Council


Maui Council
West Maui

Elected
Cochran, Elle (NS)
10 Halawai Dr., #1, Lahaina 96761 (808) 281-7709 ellecochran@gmail.com   electelle.com

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, West Maui. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Hawaiʻi County Council


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 01

Elected
Poindexter, Valerie (NS)
P.O. Box 112, Ookala 96774 (808) 756-6959 valeriepoindexter@mac.com  

I was born and raised in the district of Hamakua in Pa’auilo. I have seen and experienced the vast changes since the demise of our sugar industry and witnessed the economic hardships of our people. Growing up in a plantation village, I was fortunate to be raised in a thriving multicultural society, providing me with a broad range of tools to help me address the diverse concerns of our island population.

I am currently employed as a Human Resources Manager for Hamakua Health Center, Inc., I am a graduate of Honoka’a High School and received my diploma in Health Care Administration from the University of Hawai’i, West Oahu Campus. I am now working towards my B.A. in Public Administration. I also received a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Hawaii, Hilo.

My interest in public service stems from my heritage and includes watching people struggle through life just to make ends meet. My father always taught me to fight for the underdog - the people who are falling through the cracks, the people who have no voice, the people who are not treated fairly. My father also taught me how to build bridges between diverse people and to facilitate a process of compromise that results in a win-win situation. My mother taught me how to be compassionate and to always treat people with dignity. I want to be able to help empower people to make healthy choices in their lives and take control of their future.


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 02

Elected
Yoshimoto, J. (NS) *
1097 Pukana St., Hilo 96720 (808) 895-0240 jyoshimoto888@gmail.com   Facebook.com/vote4j

I am humbled and grateful to have had the honor and privilege of serving as Council Member for District 3 for the past 6 years. One of our priorities is to make sure we maintain our park facilities for everyone from our keiki to our kupuna to enjoy. On March 16, 2012, we had the blessing and opening of Machado Acres Park, which is a new park in Hilo. On June 7, 2012, we had a blessing and re-opening of the Stanley Costales Waiakea-Uka Gym where improvements were made to the gym as well as adding much needed additional parking. In 2011, we worked with the Public Works Department to help address flooding concerns in the Waiakea-Uka area. During our term in office, we were also able to fund a new playground at the Shipman Park in Keaau, new basketball facilities for Waiakea-Uka Gym, construction of a new announcer's stand at the Panaewa Equestrian Center, smart signs to help curb speeding motorists, equipment for the Kawamoto Swim Stadium and NAS pool, technology equipment for the Keaau Senior Citizens Club. We also improved our community health and environment with tobacco free parks and beaches at County of Hawaii facilities. We also introduced and passed a bill to establish a one time $300 county tax credit for new solar water heater installations. In 2012, we introduced and passed a resolution for the County of Hawaii to adopt a Complete Streets Policy which encourages our public works and planning department to build roads that are friendly to everyone on different forms of transportation from pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

[2010: candidate for Hawaiʻi County Council, Dist. 3. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 03

Elected
Onishi, Dennis (Fresh) (NS) *
99 W. Kahaopea St., Hilo 96720 (808) 981-2720 fresh19@msn.com  

I want to thank the constituents in District 4 for supporting me in my pass 2 terms. And I promise to continue to work hard for my new District 3 and the whole island.

[2010: candidate for Hawaiʻi County Council, Dist. 4. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 04

Elected
Ilagan, Greggor (NS)
HCR3 Box 14048, Keaau 96749 (808) 557-8138 greggor4council@gmail.com   www.votegreggor.com

I will bring diligence and professionalism to the council. I know the importance of attention to detail. I will listen to you, and foremost try to understand your point of view. For our district to receive any services, I will need to lead others to a majority vote. By bringing people together through encouragement, we can achieve amazing results. I feel it is my leadership ability that best qualifies me as a member of the council.


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 05

Elected
Kern, Zendo (NS)
P.O. Box 1381, Keaau 96749 (808) 896-1452 zendokern808@gmail.com   www.zendokern.com

My name is Zendo Kern I am born and raised on the Big Island and have spend the majority of my life living in Puna. I am a person of strong family & social values, with honesty and integrity being at the top of the list. I am a proud father of a five year old daughter and a small business owner. I was one of the original members of the Down Town Hilo Steering Committee. In 2007 I was honored to win the SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Hawaii County. For the past three years I have served on the Windward Planning Commission and have chaired the commission since January 2011.

When elected to the County Council I will make being a council person my full time job, as we know there is a lot work to be done. I will make myself available to my constituents and treat people with respect. I will work hard and do my best at all times to serve the people of my district and island.


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 06

Elected
Ford, Brenda (NS) *
81-950 Makahiki Ln., Capt. Cook 96704 (808) 323-2323 BrendaFord@hawaiiantel.net   BrendaFord.org

Because I served on the County Council for the past 5 ½ years, I am committed, experienced and effective in working for the people of my district and the island. Commitment means that Council Members should attend meetings and listen to what the people say. I attend 99% of all meetings and vote on 99+% of the issues presented to the council. I listen to the constituents of all districts, do my homework, and write my own legislation. Most importantly, I work for the good of all the people of the island and not for special interests. I am passionate and persistent in protecting the rights of the voters and residents of the County. I will continue to advocate for those projects on which I worked that are not completed as well as any projects on which my predecessor in District 6 worked or supported.

Working my way through college, I earned a B.A. degree in Management. That education and my previous employment gave me the skills to analyze governmental problems.

My husband, Larry, and I bought land here in 1993, moved here in 1995, and served as Board Directors with several nonprofit organizations: Plan To Protect, Kona Orchid Society, South Kona Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Citizens for Equitable and Responsible Government and volunteered with American Red Cross. We both volunteer with the IronMan triathlon. We continue to volunteer and support those organizations.

I support open, transparent, and responsive government.

[2010: candidate for Hawaiʻi County Council, Dist. 7. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 07

Elected
Kanuha, Dru Mamo (NS)
76-6242 Plumeria Rd., Kailua Kona 96740 (808) 989-0802  

Aloha, my name is Dru Mamo Kanuha and I am currently a candidate for Hawaii County Council District 7. The District includes Kailua, Holualoa, Keauhou, Kainaliu, and parts of Kealakekua. I was born in Kealakekua, raised near the shore, in the ahupua’a of Holualoa. My father was also born and raised in Kailua-Kona. My mother was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Redondo Beach, California and has been in Kona for upwards of 40+ years. My family has been devoted stewards of the Kona lands for countless generations. Being that Kona was my foundation, I was schooled at Mokuaikaua Church pre-school, Kahakai Elementary School, and Kealakehe Intermediate and High School. I furthered my knowledge base by attending the University of San Diego, where I graduated with a B.A. in Political Science, and a minor in Business Administration…

I have been a dedicated community servant for most of my life, whether it was teaching free tennis lessons to children every summer at the Old Kona Airport, or working with the Waveriders Against Drugs, cleaning the rubbish off of every beach in Kona. I also served on the Hawaii Island Burial Council from 2010 to 2011 as the Kona Representative…

Previously I worked for Judiciary and Labor Chairman Clayton Hee as a Legislative Aide at the Hawaii State Capitol. The combination of community advocacy in the Kona region, experience in government operations, and the knowledge of agriculture has prepared me well to represent District 7(Kona) on the County Council. I feel that through collaboration and partnerships we can accomplish anything.
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Hawaiʻi County Council
District 08

Elected
Eoff, Karen (NS)
P.O. Box 1602, Kailua-kona 96745 (808) 938-3580 keoff@hawaii.rr.com   www.kareneoff.com

I am a candidate for the District 8 County Council seat to represent North Kona and the Island of Hawai‘i. I am a 32 year resident of Kona. I have a college degree from the University of California and a Paralegal Certificate from U.H. Hilo. I am currently the Legislative Assistant to Councilman K. Angel Pilago. During my eight years working in the Legislative Branch, I served in a number of positions gaining experience and developing good working relationships with staff and personnel from both the Legislative and Administrative branches of our government. I served as Secretary to the 2008-2010 Hawai‘i County Charter Commission and to the 2011 Hawai‘i County Redistricting Commission as well as Deputy Executive Assistant under 3 Council Chairs. I have good listening skills, I believe in public participation and open and transparent government. I am willing to work cooperatively with my fellow councilmembers and with the administration.


Hawaiʻi County Council
District 09

Elected
Wille, Margaret (NS)
65-1316 Lihipali Rd., Kamuela 96743 (808) 854-6931 margaretwille@mac.com   electmargaretwille.com

MARGARET DOESN'T JUST TALK THE TALK, SHE GETS RESULTS!

Compare her depth of knowledge, her skill at crafting solutions, and her accomplishments:

Margaret thinks of good ideas to improve the quality of life in our communities and makes them happen. For example: the intra-Waimea shuttle bus and Parker Ranch Connector “mini-bypass” road. It is Margaret who made them happen. She doesn’t avoid controversial issues – and instead gets involved to achieve balanced solutions. She is far-sighted and able to bring together opposing constituencies to reach common goals. She cares about preserving and promoting our communities’ sense of place. Adequate food, shelter, and potable water for everyone are high priorities. Low cost alternative energy is also a high priority. “Buy/Eat local” combined with community food processing facilities is essential. She will concentrate on establishing our District as an educational hub for vocational and high-tech pursuits to create meaningful jobs for our youth.

Examples of community issues that she is currently working on as an active member in our community are: expanding park and recreational areas for kids in Waimea, Waikoloa, and North Kohala; preservation of an outstanding maternal care unit at the North Hawaii Hospital, advocating for better medicaid reimbursement rates for all Hawaii physicians as well as supporting efforts to increase medical care in North Hawaii; co-hosting a support group addressing child abuse and domestic violence; assisting with affordable housing efforts in North Kohala; promoting better coordination of agencies impacting the Kawaihae Harbor; promoting more "value added", food processing facilities and certified kitchens; advocating for a regional bus and information center in Waimea area; lobbying for more web-cam and on-demand internet access to state legislative hearings, promoting and improving public funding and fair election practices.


Maui Council


Maui Council
East Maui

Elected
Carroll, Robert (Bob) (NS)
P.O. Box 157, Hana 96713 (808) 248-8269 hana@hawaiiantel.net  

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, East Maui ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu

Elected
Victorino, Michael (Mike) (NS) *
498 S. Alu Rd., Wailuku 96793 (808) 281-9053 mikev@mutualunderwriters.com   www.mauiproperties.com/mikevictorino.htm

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Kahului

Elected
Guzman, Don S. (NS)
P.O. Box 2597, Wailuku 96793 (808) 281-3773  

Maui Council
South Maui

Elected
Couch, Don (NS)
P.O. Box 1212, Kihei 96753 (808) 283-3605 don@doncouch.com   www.doncouch.com

I am running for re-election to the County Council because we need a vibrant economy that supplies the jobs that allow our families to prosper. And to do that we need to supply the water that our growing community needs. Without new water sources, our economy will fail; there will be no new affordable homes; and no new farms to provide sustainability. New water sources are essential. This is a key goal of mine, one that I will continue to focus on until we actually have the resources we must have.

There is a need for continued common sense in the way we operate the county government. We have nearly strangled ourselves with rules and regulations. Common sense says that we need to get government out of the way, especially for everyday folks and for the small businesses that provide so much of our economy. I have applied that philosophy as the Chair of the Planning Committee, and I was at the center of the committee’s passage of legislation that removes some hindrances in getting permits processed in a timely manner.

I am running because the South Maui community wants to continue to be represented by someone who is actively engaged with the community, someone who truly understands its issues, and who addresses its problems with an open mind and will listen to all sides of an issue before acting. The community has told me that they appreciate someone who opens his office door and meets with them.

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, South Maui. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Makawao-Haiku-Paia

Elected
White, Mike (NS)
1135 Olinda Rd., Makawao 96768 (808) 281-4905 mike@mikewhiteforcouncil.com   mikewhiteforcouncil.com

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, Makawao-Haiku-Paia. Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Upcountry

Elected
Baisa, Gladys Coelho (NS)
P.O. Box 880339, Pukalani 96788 (808) 281-4343 baisag@hotmail.com   gladysbaisa.com

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, Upcountry ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Lanai

Elected
Hokama, Riki (NS)
P.O. Box 631258, Lanai City 96763 (808) 344-0277  

[2010: candidate for Maui Council, Lanai ELECTED 2010.]


Maui Council
Molokai

Elected
Crivello, Stacy Helm (NS)
P.O. Box 1097, Kaunakakai 96748 808) 658-0346 stacy.c63@gmail.com  

Kauai County Prosecutor

Elected
Kollar, Justin F. (NS)
384A Kaholalele Rd., Kapaa 96746 (808) 639-9433 justin.kollar@gmail.com   justinkollar.org

Aloha! My name is Justin Kollar and I am running for Prosecutor because the people of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau deserve a criminal justice system that works to keep them safe. My experience working in public safety as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Deputy County Attorney, combined with my proven track record of success working with our State and County government, as well as my passion for service to our community, makes me the best-qualified candidate for Prosecuting Attorney. This election is about integrity, truth, and honesty, and I will work hard to bring those traits to the Prosecutor's Office. As Prosecutor, my priority will be tackling the crystal methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse epidemics that are causing real damage to our community. This effort will require a coming together from all parts of the community: from law enforcement, from treatment professionals, from people in the hardest-hit communities, and from our legislators. I intend to work in a collaborative way to bring all the parts of the criminal justice system together. I am humbled and honored to have the endorsement of the Hawaii Government Employees Association. I will provide leadership and mentoring to all staff members and give them the tools they need to succeed. I will treat every member of the community with the utmost respect, honesty, and integrity. If we work together we can make our community a safer place and we WILL make our community a safer place. I am asking for your support. Mahalo.


Kauai Council (7)

Elected
Bynum, Tim (NS)
5935 Kololia Pl., Kapaa 96746 (808) 652-4575 tim@timbynum.com   www.timbynum.com

Seeking a special community to raise our children 22 years ago, Gini and I chose Kaua`i. David and Kelly were babies then and Kaua`i has been everything we hoped for. Now our children are adults and our Grandkids Kawika and Clifton have added new meaning and joy to our lives.

Living for years on the same block in Wailua Houselots we were blessed with a safe and loving neighborhood in a community full of aloha.

I have always believed that people working together can make good collective decisions and accomplish great things. The Kamalani projects and the improvements at Lydgate Park that I have been involved in are wonderful examples. Actively working in partnership with government is a better model than just criticizing or waiting for government to move. Through my work with individuals, families and communities, I have found the best practice is to first listen, then seek agreement, and finally act decisively to get things done.

Since being elected to Council I have strived to provide calm, balanced and thoughtful leadership as we deal with the matters before us. I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of Kaua‘i and welcome your input on current issues or feedback on my role as your representative in County government. Don't hesitate to call me on my cell phone 652-4575 or email me at tim@timbynum.com. If re-elected, I pledge to work hard with you every day. I humbly ask for your support and one of your seven votes.

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

Elected
Furfaro, Jay (NS) *
P.O. Box 223224, Princeville 96722 (808) 652-1550 jay@jayfurfaro.org   www.jayfurfaro.org

I am a retired Kaua‘i hotel and resort veteran of 37 years. I am originally from the Waianae Coast living now on Kaua‘i for 42 years. I attended public school in Waianae, Kapi‘olani Community College through the University of Hawai‘i and was a management trainee for Westin Hotels at Makaha Inn. I have been a Community organizer serving on the board of Habit for Humanities, the Salvation Army, Leadership Kaua‘i, and the Kaua‘i Historical Society. I have been a member of the 2000 Kaua‘i Citizens General Plan Commission as well as a volunteer serving 3 years on the Planning Commission. My hotel resort service includes assignments in the Cook Islands, Fiji, and Tahiti. In 2002 I was elected to the current Kaua‘i County Council. I served 6 years as Finance Chair and Economic Development. I have served 2 years as the Vice Chairman and Planning Chairman and these past two years I have been Chairman of the Council and the Committee of the Whole. Through my resort service with Hilton, Sheraton and Outrigger, I installed programs that highlighted Hawaiian Values of Hospitality. These hotel launched programs were developed by the late Dr. George Kanahele, it installed shared responsibilities for the host, the guest as well as perpetuating the sense of place. These values are an important part of public service when representing the Community. I hope that I have demonstrated good stewardship and the shared responsibilities required of a Councilmember. I hope to continue to do my very best. -Jay

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

Elected
Hooser, Gary L. (NS)
5685 Ohelo Rd., Kapaa 96746 (808) 652-4247 garylhooser@hotmail.com   www.garyhooser.com

Aloha,

Kauai is at a turning point. Many challenges and many opportunities lie ahead and important choices must be made. I am asking the people of Kauai to allow me the opportunity to help make those choices with them and for our community, as an elected member of the Kauai County Council.

The Kauai community has elected and re-elected me in the past - first to serve 4 years on the Kauai County Council (1998 to 2002) and then to serve in the Hawaii State Senate (2002 to 2010). I am deeply honored by this past support and offer my sincerest thanks to all who have allowed me the privilege of serving these past years.

I have grown and learned much during this time. I have learned the importance of listening, to all sides. Working with the governor, I’ve learned the importance of being a team player while retaining my independence and core values. As Majority Leader in the State Senate, I’ve learned about leadership and how to work with others to get things done.

I pledge that I will continue to work hard and that my door is always open.

It’s time for me to come home now. To come home and use what I’ve learned and the experience I’ve gained to help make our community a better place.

I humbly ask the people of Kauai and Ni’ihau to cast just one of their 7 Council votes for me, Gary Hooser and allow me to the opportunity to serve Kauai once again.

[2010: candidate for Lieutenant Governor]

Elected
Kagawa, Ross K. (NS)
4117 Puaole St., Lihue 96766 (808) 635-1605 rosskagawa2012@hawaii.rr.com  

Aloha Kauai Residents and Voters, my name is Ross Kagawa, I’m 46 years old, married with two daughters, one in college on the mainland the other attending Kauai High School and I am a candidate for the Kauai County Council. I was born in Waimea, Kauai and have lived here for all of my life except for 7 years, attending College at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and working. I have two degrees, one in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the other in Special Education from Chaminade University.

I have 5 years of public accounting experience, 4 with a local CPA on Oahu and one as the accounting manager at Business Decisions Hawaii in Hanapepe. I also worked for 6 plus years for the Kauai County Council as a legislative analyst and 2 years as the Convention Hall and Stadiums Manager. Finally I have 12 years of teaching experience with the Department Of Education and I currently teach Math at Kapaa High School, where I also teach Drivers Education after school hours for 5 years.

The reason why I am running for Kauai County Council is because I am concerned about the current status of the County, primarily our Budget. The global, national, and local economies are still recovering from the Recession. Yet the County Budget and Workforce continues to grow at an alarming rate. Are we spending wisely, are we being accountable? These are the kind of questions we must ask ourselves. Just like ordinary people, the County needs to spend wisely. I feel we need to live within our means and not leave our children in debt when we’re gone. My goal is that our children can off to college, return to Kauai, get a good job, buy a house, and raise their families here on this place we all love so dearly.

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Elected
Nakamura, Nadine K. (NS) *
4849 Iiwi Rd., Kapaa 96746 (808) 635-1507 nknplan@hawaii.rr.com   www.NadineNakamura.com

Aloha, I’m Nadine Nakamura and I’m running for re-election to the Kaua`i County Council. I’d like to thank all of you who voted for me in 2010. It’s been an incredible honor to serve in this position.

My platform continues to be to diversify our economy, manage growth while preserving our rural character, promote locally-grown food and renewable energy, create healthier and safer communities, and improve government accountability.

The County Council, working with Mayor Carvalho and his team, have been able to accomplish some great things for Kaua`i. Some of these include expanding the bus service to weekends and evenings, revamping our real property tax code to make it more fair and equitable, limiting resort development in accordance with the 2008 charter amendment, supporting safe routes to school, encouraging renewable energy by creating tax incentives and land use changes, and working to diversify our economy to create new jobs.

I’m proud of these accomplishments, but know there’s much more that needs to be done. There are many challenges ahead like developing a material recovery facility, building a new landfill, building housing that local families can afford, improving government accountability, and maintaining and expanding our parks and outdoor activities.

There’s a lot to learn about how County government works. The more I learn, the more effective I can be on your behalf. So I’m here today seeking re-election and asking for your support so I can continue working for a better Kaua`i. Mahalo!

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

Elected
Rapozo, Mel (NS) *
292 Makani Rd., Kapaa 96746 (808) 645-0243 melforcouncil@gmail.com   www.melforcouncil.com

I am excited to begin the campaign for re-election to the Kauai County Council. I have served on the Kauai County Council for 8 years, and I realize that there are many pressing issues that face this County. The current state of the economy will present many challenges going forward. Fiscal responsibility will have to be a priority for the next Council in order for the people of Kaua'i to be properly served. Public health and safety is paramount and we must focus of providing core services to our constituents. I ask for your support to help me serve the people of Kauai.

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]

Elected
Yukimura, JoAnn A. (NS) *
2749 Kapena St., Lihue 96766 (808) 652-3988 jyukimura@gmail.com   www.JoAnnYukimura.com

[2010: candidate for Kauai Council (7). Won Primary. ELECTED 2010.]


OHA Trustee


OHA Trustee
Island of Hawaiʻi (1)

Elected
Lindsey, Robert K. (NS) *
64-644 Puuluna Place, Kamuela 96743 (808) 936-6795  

I am the incumbent; born in Hilo; raised in Waimea; never had a desire to leave my one hanau (land of my birth). My wife Kathy and I have three sons; Maluhia a staffer with Mana Christian Ohana; Lonokahikinaokala a Firefighter with Hawai'i County and Imiola Ian an Engineer with Kamehameha Schools. Kathy is a preschool teacher. My entire life has been dedicated to serving 'the best interests of Hawaiians (OHA Mission Statement).' First as a Social Worker with the Family Court of the Third Circuit (1970-77). Second as a Park Ranger at Puu Kohola NHS (1978-79). Third at Kamehameha Schools (1980-2004) in a myriad of roles (Clerk to Land Assets Director). And now as Trustee at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (2005-2012). I did not roll out of bed one morning and decide I wanted to serve my People. My service has been for a Lifetime; my record affirms that. My mantra is "Always with Aloha." I have been blessed in many ways; thus I believe I have a duty to give back to my island community.

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OHA Trustee
Island of Kauai (1)

Elected
Ahuna, Dan (NS)
P.O. Box 1355, Kapaa 96746 (808) 634-4319 d2ahuna@mac.com  

OHA Trustee
Island of Maui (1)

Elected
Lindsey, Carmen K. L. (NS) *
52 Alokele Pl., Makawao 96768 (808) 572-0453 Kahulu@maui.net  

Aloha! I am Carmen Hulu Lindsey and I am presently serving as your OHA Maui Trustee.

I was born and reared in the ranch country of Waimea, Hawaii Island, and moved to Keaukaha attending Keaukaha and Hilo High Schools. I moved to Oahu and graduated from Farrington High School and moved to Maui 42 years ago. I have three children: Kahulu Maluo, Napua Makua, and Jayson Nakasone. My mama was Angeline Lindsey and my Papa was Henry Ka’iama A’i. At a very young age, my grandparents, Albert Uiha Lindsey and Daisy Kanoehali’I Stevens Lindsey adopted me.

As your Trustee for the past year, I facilitated a donation of 20.75 acres of Palauea Cultural Preserve in the Wailea-Makena area of Maui from the Palauea Developers to the Office of Hawaaian Affairs. It is the intention of OHA to partner with the UH-Maui, Hawaiian Studies Program, to protect, preserve and steward the Preserve in conjunction with the Hawaiian community.

I initiated statewide workshops by our OHA Administration to discuss Kuleana property tax exemption as a tool that families can use to retain ownership and residency of their land.

My background in real estate for the past 35 years, my experience as Properties Administrator at Maui Land & Pineapple Company, and my service as Maui County’s Land Use and Codes Administrator IS MY STRENGTH on the OHA Board of Trustees and was an asset in my participation in the Kakaako Land settlement discussions.

I humbly ask for your vote in the coming election.

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OHA Trustee
No Island Res. Req (1)

Elected
Apoliona, Suzanne Haunani (NS) *
1447 Frank St., Honolulu 96816 (808) 737-9011 haunani@apoliona.org   www.apoliona.org

Aloha mai kakou, ke ‘olu’olu e ho’i hou ia’u i ko’u kuleana ma OHA i keia Novemapa.

Working nearly 40 years with and on behalf of Native Hawaiians has been my journey of service. Elected an OHA Trustee At Large in 1996 re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, I now seek a 5th term of office.

I earned my Master’s in Social Work at UH Manoa in 1976, worked at Third Circuit Court and CFS; then in 1978 began as a CETA Counselor at ALU LIKE, Inc. advancing to Community Specialist, Oʻahu Island Center Administrator, HHS Program Planner, Director of Programs and ultimately to ALU LIKE President/CEO (1991-1997). I resigned from ALU LIKE January 10, 1997 upon taking my Trustee oath of office. After serving in various board leadership positions, I became OHA Board Chairperson in 2000, serving until December 2010; and am the longest serving OHA Board Chair in OHA’s 32 year history.

We accomplished much in my decade tenure but OHA’s 2010-2018 strategic plan priorities in Health, Governance, Education, Economic Self-Sufficiency, Stewardship of Land, Water and Culture remain works in progress. Responsible development of OHA owned lands in Kaka’ako makai; establishing Native Hawaiian governance for recognition remain important priorities for OHA in this term, along with an OHA co-trusteeship role for internationally recognized Papahanaumokuakea. Defending Native Rights and benefits to sustain resources into our communities empowering Native Hawaiians and strengthening Hawai’i is the overall objective. With your support I will serve that cause in my fifth term. Mahalo nui.

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The candidates list, addresses, and phone numbers, are based on the 6/8/12 Board of Elections "Final Summary Report", or supplied by candidate.
Photos, email and web addresses were found on the web, in the newspaper, or supplied by the candidate.


Ahuna, D.
Aiona, S.
Aki, C.
Akina, K.
Alalem Worthington, K.
Albao, L.
Allen, J.
Amorin, J.
Amsterdam, C.
Anderson, I.
Apoliona, S.
Aquino, H.
Ashida, L.
Au, G.
Au, T.
Awana, K.
Baisa, G.
Baker, R.
Bateman, D.
Beirne, D.
Belatti, D.
Berg, T.
Blackburn, II, J.
Blas, F.
Bonk, K.
Bradshaw, J.
Brewer, Jr., J.
Brower, T.
Burke, J.
Butler, G.
Bynum, T.
Cabanilla Arakawa, R.
Cachola, R.
Caldwell, K.
Capelouto, D.
Capelouto, M.
Carroll, M.
Carroll, R.
Cayetano, B.

Chang, D.
Cheape, L.
Ching, C.
Choy, I.
Chun Oakland, S.
Cochran, E.
Coffman, D.
Couch, D.
Crivello, S.
Crowley, K.
Cullen, T.
David, M.
Dela Cruz, D.
Djou, C.
Duey, R.
Ebert, R.
English, J.
Eoff, K.
Espero, W.
Evans, C.
Fale, R.
Fenton, L.
Fogel, F.
Fontaine, G.
Ford, B.
Fukumoto, B.
Fukunaga, C.
Fukuyama, A.
Furfaro, J.
Gabbard, M.
Gabbard, T.
Galuteria, B.
Georgi, W.
Gomes, D.
Greco, M.
Green, J.
Greenwell, K.
Guzman, D.
Hanabusa, C.

Hanohano, F.
Hapai, M.
Har, S.
Hashem, M.
Hayes, J.
Hee, C.
Hemmings, F.
Herrera, R.
Hester, M.
Higa, C.
Hirono, M.
Hokama, R.
Hooser, G.
Ichiyama, L.
Ige, D.
Ihara, Jr., L.
Ilagan, G.
Ing, K.
Iseri-Carvalho, S.
Ito, K.
Johanson, A.
Johnson, D.
Jordan, J.
Kaapu, C.
Kagawa, R.
Kagawa Fu, K.
Kahele, G.
Kalama, E.
Kane, D.
Kaneshiro, K.
Kanuha, D.
Kapu, K.
Kapuniai, R.
Kawakami, D.
Kay, A.
Keith-Agaran, G.
Kenoi, B.
Kern, Z.
Kidani, M.

Kim, D.
Kim, H.
Kobayashi, A.
Kobayashi, B.
Kollar, J.
Kong, S.
Kouchi, R.
Kuali'i, K.
Lafrance, J.
Lajala, K.
Larson, L.
Lee, C.
Lee, C.
Lee, M.
Lincoln, L.
Lindsey, C.
Lindsey, R.
Lingle, L.
Low, J.
Lowen, N.
Luke, S.
Machado, C.
Makekau, K.
Manabat, C.
Manahan, J.
Marshall, E.
Marten, C.
Mcdermott, B.
McKelvey, A.
Menor, R.
Meyer, C.
Meyers, W.
Miller, S.
Miranda, E.
Mizuno, J.
Mizuno, J.
Morikawa, D.
Mossman, K.
Mulvihill, B.

Murphy, C.
Nakamura, N.
Nakasato, K.
Nakashima, M.
Nishihara, C.
Nishimoto, S.
Ohno, T.
Onishi, D.
Onishi, R.
Oshiro, M.
Pacheco, H.
Peters, W.
Pine, K.
Pohle, R.
Poindexter, V.
Rahman, I.
Rapozo, M.
Reeder, A.
Rhoads, K.
Ritte, W.
Roth, M.
Ruderman, R.
Russell, S.
Rutledge, A.
Sabey, I.
Sahut, R.
Saiki, S.
Santos, D.
Say, C.
Sharsh, L.
Shimabukuro, M.
Shimaoka, O.
Shimizu, G.
Shubert-Kwock, C.
Slom, S.
Smith, C.
Smith, D.
Solomon, M.
Souki, J.

Suapaia, J.
Svrcina, E.
Swain, B.
Takai, K.
Takata, K.
Takayama, G.
Takumi, R.
Taniguchi, B.
Thielen, C.
Thielen, L.
Thomson, Z.
Tokioka, J.
Tokuda, J.
Trujillo, T.
Tsuji, C.
Tsutsui, S.
Victorino, M.
Vieira, R.
Vincent, H.
Wakai, G.
Ward, G.
White, M.
Wille, M.
Wong, Sr., C.
Wooley, J.
Yadao, L.
Yagong, C.
Yamane, R.
Yamashita, K.
Yoshimoto, J.
Yoshimura, J.
Young, D.
Youngquist, A.
Yukimura, J.

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