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Isaac Choy

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Isaac Choy
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 23
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University
Personal
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Isaac Choy is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Choy's professional experience includes working as Principal/Founder of the Manoa Consulting Group, Limited Liability Company, Certified Public Accountants and an Accountancy Advisor, Regulated Industries Complaints Office in the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Choy served in the United States Marine Corps.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Choy served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Economic Development & Business
Education
Higher Education, Chair
Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Choy served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • EDUCATION
Excerpt: "Ensure a safe environment, equipped with the best classroom tools. Provide qualified, caring teachers. Efficiently manage the Department of Education. Empower principals and teachers. Effectively utilize the resources and capital offered by the federal government."
  • SOCIAL SERVICES
Excerpt: "Encourage the homeless to use the established facilities and programs. Consider innovative solutions to address different groups within the homeless population. Assure that families with children receive priority in housing opportunities and social services programs."
  • ECONOMY, JOBS & BUSINESS
Excerpt: "Streamline the procurement process to get state projects moving. Accelerate infrastructure modernization planning. Capitalize on opportunities for federal dollars. Invest in sustainable businesses. Support a diversified economy and relevant jobs for today and the future. Protect and support working families and small business."
  • ENVIRONMENT
Excerpt: "Support local agriculture to insure Hawaii is self-reliant in cases of emergency and for food security. Advocate self sufficiency by producing clean, renewable energy with wind, geothermal and other alternative sources."
  • ANTI-CRIME
Excerpt: "Introduce legislation to protect residents from criminals who break into houses while the occupants are in their homes. Support stricter criminal laws and harsher punishment for repeat offenders and career criminals. Continue to organize new and expand existing Neighborhood Security Watch groups. Hold law enforcement agencies and prosecution offices accountable for targeting problem areas such as illegal drug interdiction and violent felons."

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Isaac W. Choy is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Nathaniel Keoki Kinney is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Choy won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 23. Choy ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Zach Thomson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngIsaac Choy Incumbent 81.1% 7,502
     Republican Zach Thomson 18.9% 1,750
Total Votes 9,252

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Choy won re-election to the 24th District seat in 2010. Choy defeated Kimberly Case and Matthew Mee-Lee in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Zach Thomson ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 24 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Isaac Choy (D) 6,545 70.4%
Zach Thomson (R) 1,896 20.4%

2008

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Choy won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 24th District, defeating Jerilyn Jeffryes (R). Choy received 6,689 votes in the election while Jeffryes received 2,857 votes.[7] Choy raised $105,820 for his campaign; Jeffryes raised $27,684.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Isaac Choy (D) 6,689 62.4%
Jerilyn Jeffryes (R) 2,857 26.6%
Blank 1,175 11.0%
Over 2 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Choy is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Choy raised a total of $201,121 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[9]

Isaac Choy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 23 Won $74,576
2010 Hawaii State House, District 24 Won $20,725
2008 Hawaii State House, District 24 Won $105,820
Grand Total Raised $201,121

2012

Choy won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Choy raised a total of $74,576.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Isaac Choy's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$3,950
Sasaki, Curtis T$2,000
Hawaii Association of Public Accountants$2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Hawaii Laborers & Employers Cooperation$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$74,576
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Choy won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Choy raised a total of $20,725.

2008

Choy won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Choy raised a total of $105,820.

Scorecards

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.[10] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Choy received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Choy received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

Personal

Choy and his wife, Laurie, have three children, Issac Jr., Michael and Ashley.[11]

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters, Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, Hawaii Estate Planning Council, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, Honolulu Christian Church and Treasurer of the Honolulu Community Action Program and Malama O Manoa.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Brower (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 23
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 24
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Della Au Belatti (D)