Blake Oshiro

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Blake Oshiro
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 33
Former officeholder
In office
2001-December 7, 2011
Majority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California, 1992
J.D.William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1996
Date of birthJanuary 16, 1970
Office website
Blake Oshiro was a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the 33rd District since 2001. He was serving as the Majority Leader until stepping down from his seat on December 7, 2011 to become Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Neil Abercrombie.[1]

Oshiro is an Associate Attorney with Alston, Hunt, Floyd and Ing, and an Associate Attorney with Wong, Oshima, and Kondo.

He is a member of the Aiea Community Association, Young Democrats, and Young Okinawans of Hawaii, and is Executive Director of the Oahu Group, Sierra Club.[2]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oshiro served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oshiro served on these committees:



See also: United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014

Oshiro, Governor Neil Abercrombie's chief of staff, was rumored as a possible appointee to Daniel Inouye's U.S. Senate seat following the Senator's death on December 17, 2012. On December 26, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) named his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz, to fill the vacancy. Although he was not appointed, Oshiro could still potentially run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[3][4]


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Oshiro won re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010. Oshiro defeated Gary Okino in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Sam Kong ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Blake Oshiro (D) 4,088 52.6%
Sam Kong (R) 3,418 44.0%


In 2008, Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 33rd District. Oshiro ran unopposed in the election. He raised $13,000 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Oshiro raised $67,594 in contributions.[7]

His seven largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Altria $2,000
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $2,000
Rai Services Co $2,000
Painters Local 1791 $2,000
Hawaii Medical Service Association $2,000
Kuriyama, Evelyn $2,000
Victory Fund $2,000


In 2008, Oshiro collected $13,000 in campaign donations.[8] The three largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000
Friends of Eric Hamakawa $1,500
Plumbers and Pipefitters $1,000


Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[9] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Oshiro received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Oshiro received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hawaii House District 33
2001–December 7, 2011
Succeeded by
Tom Okamura