Dave Bateman

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Dave Bateman
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Former candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Riverside (1966)
Master'sGeorgetown University Law Center (1978)
J.D.University of San Diego School of Law (1969)
Date of birth1/28/1946
Place of birthPittsburgh, PA
Campaign website
Dave Bateman was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 5 of the Hawaii House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "Hawaii has not figured out how to create sustainable agriculture, to feed its people, supply its grocery stores and hotels and restaurants. I have a plan to do just that."

Cost Of Living

  • Excerpt: "Improve transmission lines to populated areas. Look at your monthly energy bill and cut it in half for your estimated monthly savings."


  • Excerpt: "Decoupling energy costs from oil costs is being implemented by HELCO for purchase of power from the PVN geothermal plant in Puna, and should help our rates to trend downward somewhat. At least the electricity portion of these costs should be converted to renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal and wind. "

Business And Government Burdens And Expenses

  • Excerpt: "We need a government that says 'yes' to our requests to do business or build a project. We seek the government's help not hindrance. We are tire of a negative government telling us 'no, you can't do that' with no good reason. We want a supportive positive government that says 'Can' rather than 'No Can.'"


  • Excerpt: "I believe that with some basic structural and internal changes in the DOE, our students can become competitive academically. Education is a very personal, complex and multifaceted undertaking. We must consider the special needs of our children, individual family circumstances, the diverse cultures of our students and our economy."



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 Richard P. Creagan defeated Gene "Bucky" Leslie in the Democratic primary, while Dave Bateman was unopposed in the Republican primary. Creagan defeated Bateman and Jon A. Lalanne (L) in the general election. Randy Ruis (N) was not listed on the official list of candidates.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard P. Creagan Incumbent 58.4% 3,712
     Republican Dave Bateman 37.6% 2,389
     Libertarian Jon A. Lalanne 4% 253
Total Votes 6,354
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard P. Creagan Incumbent 58.5% 2,074
Gene "Bucky" Leslie 41.5% 1,471
Total Votes 3,545


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bateman ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 5. Bateman ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by District 6 incumbent Denny Coffman (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Coffman Incumbent 67.5% 5,464
     Republican Dave Bateman 32.5% 2,631
Total Votes 8,095


Bateman has a wife, Trudy, and two children.[8]

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