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Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu

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Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu
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Former candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 28
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sDrexel University
Campaign website
Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 28 of the Hawaii House of Representatives. She ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Campaign themes


Kaapu's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "Balanced budgets"

Economic Stability

  • Excerpt: "Reduce the burden of regulations and taxes on small business. Vibrant small business are the key to economic recovery and health."

Support for Seniors

  • Excerpt: "Easier access to services for daily living, as well as for medical needs."

Family Values

  • Excerpt: "Pro-life from conception to natural death."

Smaller Government

  • Excerpt: "The State Government should protect its citizens and provide infrastructure for daily living and commerce. The Government should not be the provider of all things to everyone."



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent John M. Mizuno was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mizuno defeated Kaapu in the general election.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn M. Mizuno Incumbent 67.5% 3,196
     Republican Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu 32.5% 1,536
Total Votes 4,732


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kaapu ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 28. Kaapu ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by District 30 incumbent John Mizuno (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Democrat Karl Rhoads is running for re-election in District 29.[5][6][7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mizuno Incumbent 77.4% 4,444
     Republican Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu 22.6% 1,298
Total Votes 5,742

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