Clayton Hee

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Clayton Hee
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Hawaii State Senate District 23
Former member
In office
1984 - 1988, 2004 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii House of Representatives
1982 - 1984
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii (1975)
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii (1979)
Personal
BirthdayMarch 14, 1953
ProfessionBusiness Owner and Consultant
CandidateVerification
Clayton H.W. Hee is a former Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 23 from 2004 to 2014.

Hee was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in the 2014 elections. He lost to incumbent Shan Tsutsui in the Democratic primary on August 9, 2014.[1]

Hee served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1982 to 1984. He was also a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 2, Hawaii, in 2006. He served in the Hawaii State Senate from 1984 to 1988 and again from 2004 to the present.

Biography

Hee earned his B.A. from the University of Hawaii in 1975, his Professional Diploma from the University of Hawaii in 1977 and his M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawaii in 1979. His professional experience includes working as a teacher from 1975 to 1981, business owner and consultant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hee served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary and Labor
Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign spending

In September 2013, it was reported by WatchDog.org, an organization of investigative journalists, that Hee spent $759 on an extended power saw “for sign/banner construction,” the second major power tool purchased by his campaign in recent years.[2] Hee responded:

"The Hawaii Administrative Rules 3-160-42 outline campaign related expenses and Hawaii Revised Statutes 11-302 (1) (A) and 11-381 A (2) justify the purchase of campaign related machinery and tools as well as define equipment used for campaign purposes."[2]

State spending laws in the state of Hawaii allow lawmakers and candidates to purchase any items that are used for their campaigns. Campaign funds require reimbursement if any asset is also used for personal gain. Hee maintains his purchases are acceptable to the HI Campaign Spending Commission.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Hee ran for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in the 2014 elections. He sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 9, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Democratic primary - August 9, 2014

Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShan Tsutsui Incumbent 53.7% 120,779
Clayton Hee 36.1% 81,255
Mary Zanakis 8.1% 18,174
Miles Shiratori 1.2% 2,593
Sam Puletasi 0.9% 2,126
Total Votes 224,927
Election Results Via:Hawaii Division of Elections.

Polls

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor, Democratic Primary
Poll Shan Tsutsui* Clayton HeeMary ZanakisMiles ShiratoriUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Hawaii News Now Poll
July 2014
36%34%7%2%21%+/-4.6458
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2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Hee won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 23. Hee ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Colleen Meyer (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClayton Hee Incumbent 53.4% 6,965
     Republican Colleen Meyer 46.6% 6,070
Total Votes 13,035

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hee won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 23rd Senate District. Hee received 10,727 votes in the election, defeating Richard Fale (R), who received 5,269 votes. Additionally, 1,197 "Blank" votes and 5 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[7] Hee raised $239,210 for his campaign; Fale raised $1,550.[8]

Hawaii State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Clayton Hee (D) 10,727 62.4%
Richard Fale (R) 5,269 30.6%
Blank 1,197 7.0%
Over 5 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hee is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hee raised a total of $789,205 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[9]

Clayton Hee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Won $290,243
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $92,350
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Won $239,210
2006 Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Not up for election $46,700
2004 Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Won $104,136
2002 Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii Defeated $0
1998 Office of Hawaiian Affairs, District Oahu Won $16,566
Grand Total Raised $789,205

2012

Hee won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $290,243.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clayton Hee's campaign in 2012
Workstar Occupational Health Systems$8,000
PT Hawaii$8,000
Wong, Mankwan T$8,000
Quality Care Products$4,000
Kosasa, Thomas S$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$290,243
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hee was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $92,350.

2008

Hee won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $239,210.

2006

Hee was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $46,700.

2004

Hee won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $104,136.

1998

Hee won election to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, District Oahu in 1998. During that election cycle, Hee raised a total of $16,566.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

2013

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[11]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

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.[12] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Hee received a total score of 6%. Here are the scores Hee received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
2% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

Personal

Hee and his wife, Lynn Waters, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Hawaii State Senate District 23
2004–2014
Succeeded by
Gil Riviere (D)