George Fontaine

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George Fontaine
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 11
Former Member
In office
Minority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sUniversity of Hawaii at Maui
Date of birthSeptember 28, 1960
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
ProfessionEnergy Consultant
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
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George Fontaine (b. September 28, 1960) is a former Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2010 to 2012. He served as House Minority Whip from 2011 to 2012.

Fontaine is a consultant at HNU Energy, a Maui firm that specializes in LED lighting and solar voltaics. He owned Maui Gateway, a local internet service provider, from 1996 to 2005, and served as a captain in the Maui Police Department from 1980 to 2005. He earned an A.S. in the Administration of Justice from the University of Hawaii at Maui.


Campaign themes


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

  • "HB491- Directed the Department of Public Safety to pursue professional accreditation of the State Sherriff Division. HB491 passed both Houses unanimously and was signed into law as Act 111 by Gov. Abercrombie on June 14."
  • "HB1622- Allows for the construction of a privately funded Law Enforcement Memorial. On April 25 I joined Governor Abercrombie as he signed HB1622 into law as Act 14."
  • "HR157- Requested a Federal emergency declaration for Maui and Hawaii Counties--which we received from the Obama Administration April 8."
  • "HB688- Requires the Department of Education to monitor compliance with anti-bullying rules and statutes. After passing both Houses unanimously, HB688 was signed into law as Act 214 on July 11th."
  • "HB1333- Eased the settling of business disputes by giving access to Small Claims Court for cases of $5000 or less. HB 1333 became law as Act 141 on June 20."

Committee assignments


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fontaine ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 11. Fontaine ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by Kaniela Ing (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaniela Ing 63.5% 4,814
     Republican George Fontaine Incumbent 36.5% 2,772
Total Votes 7,586


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fontaine had no opposition in the September 18 primary. He defeated incumbent Democrat Joe Bertram in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png George Fontaine (R) 3,051 48.9%
Joseph Bertram (D) 2,879 46.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fontaine raised $25,331 in contributions.[6]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $2,000
Sugarman, Joseph $2,000
Maui County Republican Party $2,000
Krigsman, Jay $1,000
Shiroma, Takao $1,000


Fontaine and his wife, Paige, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Bertram (D)
Hawaii House of Representives District 11
Succeeded by
Kaniela Ing (D)