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Esther Kiaaina

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Esther Kiaaina
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Hawaii, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolKamehameha High School (1981)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California (1985)
Master'sJohns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
J.D.George Washington University Law School (1998)
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Esther Kiaaina was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii. Kiaaina was defeated by Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary.[1]

She has twenty years of congressional experience serving as a staffer and believes it will help her serve her constituents. She explains, “Given my experience, I know a lot of things can still be done.”[2]

Biography

Education:[3]

  • 1998: The George Washington University, J.D. Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1988: Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • 1985: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Bachelor's
  • 1981: Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, Hawaii

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Kiaaina ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Hawaii's 2nd District. Kiaaina sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] The signature filing deadline was June 5, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 11, 2012. Kiaaina was defeated by Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary.[1]

U.S. House, Hawaii, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTulsi Gabbard 55.1% 62,882
Mufi Hannemann 34.3% 39,176
Esther Kia'Aina 5.9% 6,681
Bob Marx 3.8% 4,327
Miles Shiratori 0.5% 573
Rafael Del Castillo 0.5% 520
Total Votes 114,159

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