|Hawaii House of Representatives District 40|
|November 6, 2012-Present|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|State House Minority Whip|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Hawaii State House of Representatives|
|Member, Neighborhood Board|
|Bachelor's||Economics, Chaminade University (1988)|
|Master's||MBA, Chaminade University (1994)|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McDermott served on the following committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer Protection & Commerce|
|• Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts|
|• Public Safety|
In February 2014, McDermott announced his opposition to a controversial sex education program in Hawaii public schools. The program, taught in 12 public schools, is expected to be expanded by the Hawaii Department of Education. McDermott published a report entitled “The Pono Choices Curriculum: Sexualizing the Innocent.” The program is designed for schoolchildren aged 11 to 13 and taught in 1,700 middle schools. While the Hawaii Department of Education allows parents to opt-out their children from the education, McDermott disagreed with this exception. “The parental opt-out forms are woefully inadequate. They lack clarity and transparency by concealing some controversial aspects of the material,” McDermott said.
McDermott's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "A viable and sustainable solution to reducing our waste stream, creating renewable electricity, and lowering the City’s wastewater treatment costs has arrived – It's called Super Critical Water Oxidation. This innovative technology is up and running in the pilot plan phase in Orlando, FL and Cork, Ireland. Results have been so promising that both municipalities are breaking ground on commercial size operations at the time of this writing."
- Excerpt: "One of the major issues will be facing is the growing population of homeless in our parklands. I offer no slogan or quick fixes as there are none, however, below is my view of the situation as I see it in brief. The Homeless issue is a complicated one, with no easy solutions. Recognizing that the homeless and poor have been with us since antiquity, it requires a thoughtful and deliberate approach."
McDermott won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 40. McDermott ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and defeated Chris Kalani Manabat (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob McDermott Incumbent||51.1%||3,249|
|Democratic||Chris Kalani Manabat||48.9%||3,107|
Comprehensive donor information for McDermott is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, McDermott raised a total of $41,937 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.
|Bob McDermott's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Hawaii State House, District 40||$19,896|
|2006||Board of Education, District Oahu at Large||$0|
|2000||Hawaii State House, District 32||$3,280|
|1998||Hawaii State House, District 32||$18,761|
|Grand Total Raised||$41,937|
2012McDermott won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McDermott raised a total of $19,896.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob McDermott's campaign in 2012|
|NFIB - Hawaii Safe Trust||$1,500|
|Friends of Gene Ward||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,896|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2000McDermott won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, McDermott raised a total of $3,280.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 2000 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob McDermott's campaign in 2000|
|Chong Jr, Howard||$500|
|RJ Reynolds Tobacco||$500|
|Hawaii Optometric Association||$250|
|Pacopac, James C||$230|
|Total Raised in 2000||$3,280|
|Source:Follow the Money|
1998McDermott won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, McDermott raised a total of $18,761.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 1998 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob McDermott's campaign in 1998|
|Tatibouet, Andre Stephen & Jane Barrows & Cecily B||$4,250|
|RJ Reynolds Tobacco||$1,000|
|Hawaii Republican Party||$986|
|Total Raised in 1998||$18,761|
|Source:Follow the Money|
McDermott and his wife, Jacinta, have eight children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Bob + McDermott + Hawaii + House"
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- Hawaii House GOP's Young Guns - Honolulu Civil Beat
- House speaker: Lift cap on hotel tax - West Hawaii Today
- Word of caution to the GOP leadership: it's not your egg. - Hawaii Reporter
- WatchDog.org "HI lawmaker renews fight to end or revise controversial sex ed program," Accessed February 12, 2014
- Bob McDermott, "Issues," accessed October 3, 2012
- State of Hawaii: Office of Elections, "Federal/State/County Candidates, 2012 Primary Elections," retrieved June 11, 2012
- Hawaii Secretary of State - Official 2012 Primary Results
- State of Hawaii Office of Elections, “Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii – Statewide,” November 20, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "McDermott, Bob," Accessed June 27, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Bob McDermott," accessed October 3, 2012
Sharon Har (D)
|Hawaii House of Representatives District 40
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