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|Hawaii State Senate District 7|
|2002-July 16, 2010|
Hooser was on the Kauai County Council from 1998 to 2002. He joined the Hawaii State Senate in 2002 and served in that position until he resigned in July 2010. He also was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 2, Hawaii, in 2006. He has been Senate Majority Leader since 2007, representing the 7th District.
Hooser is the founder/owner of Wai'oli Properties, Incorporated. He is also Vice-President of Loomis-ISC. In addition, he is President and co-founder of H and S Publishing.
Hooser did Professional Studies in Public Administration. He attended Hawaii Entrepreneur Training and Development Institute in 1978. He went on to receive his AA from Kauai Community College in 1990. He then earned his BA from the University of Hawaii West Oahu in 1996.
On November 4, 2008, Hooser won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 7th Senate District. Hooser received 18,994 votes in the election, defeating JoAnne Georgi (R), who received 6,041 votes. Additionally, 2,451 "Blank" and 11 "Over" votes were cast in the election. Hooser raised $89,656 for his campaign; Georgi raised $3,400.
|Hawaii State Senate, District 7 (2008)|
|Gary Hooser (D)||18,994||69.1%|
|JoAnne Georgi (R)||6,041||22.0%|
In 2008, Hooser collected $89,656 in campaign donations. The five largest contributors to his campaign were:
|Plumbers and Pipefitters||$4,000|
|Hawaii Association of Realtors||$3,850|
|University of Hawaii Professional Assembly||$3,750|
|Peter Q. Robson||$3,000|
|Hawaii State Teachers Association||$2,300|
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. The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Hooser received a total score of 8%. Here are the scores Hooser received based on specific categories.
|2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard|
|Taxes||Business climate||Spending||Individual liberty||Raids||Scope of government|
Hooser and his wife, Claudette, have two children.
- Legislative profile on Vote Smart
- Bio on Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Gary Hooser on Facebook
- Gary Hooser on Twitter
- Garyhooser.com 2010 Campaign website
The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine was used to recall this version of the website from September 21, 2010.
- Hawaii News Now, "Senator resigns and plans to run for lieutenant governor," July 16, 2010
- Hawaii Senate official election results for 2008
- District 7 Hawaii Senate candidate funds, 2008
- 2008 contributions to Gary Hooser
- Grassroot Institute of Hawaii "2010 Legislative Score Card," accessed October 23, 2013
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