Hawaii State Senate District 12

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Hawaii State Senate District 12
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Current incumbentBrickwood Galuteria Democratic Party
Population54,195
Ethnicity2.9% Black, 4.8% Hispanic[1]
Voting age88% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
Hawaii's twelfth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Brickwood Galuteria.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 54,195 civilians reside within Hawaii's twelfth state senate district.[2] Hawaii state senators represent an average of 54,412 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 48,461 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Hawaii State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Hawaii legislators assume office the first day of Legislative session following the election (usually the third Wednesday of January).

Qualifications

From Article III, Section 7 of the Hawaii Constitution: No person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the senate unless the person has been a resident of the State for not less than three years, has attained the age of majority and is, prior to filing nomination papers and thereafter continues to be, a qualified voter of the senatorial district from which the person seeks to be elected; except that in the year of the first general election following reapportionment, but prior to the primary election, an incumbent senator may move to a new district without being disqualified from completing the remainder of the incumbent senator's term.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Hawaii legislature are paid $46,272/year. Additionally, legislators receive $150/day for per diem for members living outside Oahu during session, and $120/day during the interim while conducting official legislative business. Members living inside Oahu receive $10/day during the interim while conducting legislative business.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor is responsible for appointing a replacement. For all vacancies, the Governor must appoint a replacement within 60 days after the vacancy happened. The candidate is selected from a list of three prospective candidates submitted by the political party that last held the vacant seat. The party has thirty days after the vacancy to submit a list of prospective candidates. If the person leaving the seat is a independent, the Governor must select a resident from the vacant district that is not a member of any political party.[4][5]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate 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 Brickwood M. Galuteria defeated Carlton N. Middleton in the Democratic primary, while Chris Lethem was unopposed in the Republican primary. Galuteria defeated Lethem in the general election.[6][7][8]

Hawaii State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrickwood M. Galuteria Incumbent 58.6% 6,426
     Republican Chris Lethem 41.4% 4,544
Total Votes 10,970
Hawaii State Senate, District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrickwood M. Galuteria Incumbent 74.3% 4,722
Carlton N. Middleton 25.7% 1,632
Total Votes 6,354

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 5, 2012. Incumbent Brickwood Galuteria (D) defeated Liz Larson (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Hawaii State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrickwood Galuteria Incumbent 64.8% 9,134
     Republican Liz Larson 35.2% 4,963
Total Votes 14,097

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Hawaii State Senate District 12 have raised a total of $723,789. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $38,094 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Hawaii State Senate District 12
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $139,013 2 $69,507
2010 $16,500 1 $16,500
2008 $239,300 3 $79,767
2006 $500 1 $500
2004 $79,975 2 $39,988
2002 $158,996 8 $19,875
2000 $89,505 2 $44,753
Total $723,789 19 $38,094

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