Cedric Asuega Gates

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Cedric Gates
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Former candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 44
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolYouth Build Hawaii
Campaign website
Cedric Gates was a 2014 Green Party candidate for District 44 of the Hawaii House of Representatives.


Gates is a Hawaii native. He attended Waianae High School and earned his diploma in 2010 through the Youth Build Hawaii program. As of his 2014 campaign, he was studying at Leeward Community College.[1]

At age 17, Gates founded the nonprofit The Active Hawaii Organization to promote an active lifestyle and reduce childhood obesity. He has interned with Honolulu Council Member Kymberly Marcos Pine and Hawaii State Representative Karen Awana. He has also worked with the Honolulu Community Action Program as a marketplace assister.[1]

For his work in the Waianae community, Gates was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Children and Youth Advocate by Governor Abercrombie and the State of Hawaii Legislature and received a Certificate of Recognition by the Honolulu City Council.[2]


Campaign themes


Gates' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]


  • Excerpt: "Create homegrown teachers, doctors, and leaders."


  • Excerpt: "Finance local farmers and Nonprofits to create and/or expand operations to reduce Imports and build a stronger local economy and create a larger food supply for our people."

Cost of living/Homeless

  • Excerpt: "Finance more programs and transitional shelters."


  • Excerpt: "Create more local employment with livable wages which will decrease the number of commuters traveling outside of the community for commodities, and services."

Health and Quality of Life

  • Excerpt: "Develop more State and County Parks on the Waianae Coast"



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 Jo Jordan was unopposed in the Democratic primary and defeated Cedric Asuega Gates (G) and Allen "Al" Frenzel (L) in the general election.[4][5][6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 44, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJo Jordan Incumbent 60.7% 2,703
     Green Cedric Asuega Gates 23% 1,025
     Libertarian Allen "Al" Frenzel 16.2% 722
Total Votes 4,450

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