|Hawaii House of Representatives District 33|
|2001-December 7, 2011|
|Majority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Southern California, 1992|
|J.D.||William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1996|
|Birthday||January 16, 1970|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oshiro served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oshiro served on these committees:
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.
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.
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 33 (2010)|
|Blake Oshiro (D)||4,088||52.6%|
|Sam Kong (R)||3,418||44.0%|
In 2010, Oshiro raised $67,594 in contributions.
His seven largest contributors were:
|Hawaii Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Rai Services Co||$2,000|
|Painters Local 1791||$2,000|
|Hawaii Medical Service Association||$2,000|
In 2008, Oshiro collected $13,000 in campaign donations. The three largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:
|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. 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|
- Hawaii House of Representatives - Rep. Blake Oshiro
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Hawaii News Now, "Blake Oshiro named Deputy Chief of Staff for Abercrombie," November 7, 2011
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Oshiro
- Washington Post "Gov. Abercrombie to appoint Inouye’s replacement," December 17, 2012
- The Washington Post, "Hawaii governor picks Brian Schatz for Inouye’s seat," December 26, 2012
- Hawaii State Office of Elections, "2010 general election certified results," accessed December 13, 2013
- District 33 Hawaii House candidate funds
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2008 contributions to Blake Oshiro
- Grassroot Institute of Hawaii "2010 Legislative Score Card," accessed October 23, 2013
|Hawaii House District 33
2001–December 7, 2011
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