John Mizuno

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John Mizuno
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 6, 2012
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State Vice Speaker of the House
2013-present
Majority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa, 1986
J.D.Willamette University College of Law, 1990
Personal
ReligionEvangelical
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Mizuno is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He has served as the State Vice Speaker of the House since 2013. He served as a House Majority Whip from 2011 until 2013.

Biography

Mizuno's professional experience includes working as an Office Manager/Legislative Aide for Representative Dennis A Arakaki from 2003-2006, Special Investigator for the State of Hawaii from 1998-2003, State Public Hearings Officer/Administrative Law Judge in California from 1992-1998, psychological educational therapist, law clerk and academic programs coordinator.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Management, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign spending

In September 2013, it was reported by WatchDog.org, an organization of investigative journalists, that Mizuno spent $125 on tickets to M Night Club in Restaurant Row for his staff.[1]

State spending laws in the state of Hawaii allow lawmakers and candidates to purchase any items that are used for their campaigns. Campaign funds require reimbursement if any asset is also used for personal gain. The report also stated, "House candidates are allowed to present gifts to volunteers and employees if the gifts are valued at less than $500 for the election period."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent John M. Mizuno was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mizuno will face Kaapu in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mizuno won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 28. Mizuno ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Mizuno Incumbent 77.4% 4,444
     Republican Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu 22.6% 1,298
Total Votes 5,742

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mizuno won re-election to the 30th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Carole Kaapu ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Mizuno (D) 3,945 75.1%
Carol Kaapu (R) 1,067 20.3%

2008

In 2008, Mizuno won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 30th District. Mizuno ran unopposed in the election. He raised $37,287 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mizuno is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Mizuno raised a total of $205,768 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[9]

John Mizuno's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 28 Won $67,392
2010 Hawaii State House, District 30 Won $52,930
2008 Hawaii State House, District 30 Won $37,287
2006 Hawaii State House, District 30 Won $48,159
Grand Total Raised $205,768

2012

Mizuno won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mizuno raised a total of $67,392.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Mizuno's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$4,000
Radcliffe, John H$3,000
Signature Cab Holdings$2,000
Liberty Dialysis$2,000
Altria$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$67,392
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Mizuno won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Mizuno raised a total of $52,930.

2008

Mizuno won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Mizuno raised a total of $37,287.

2006

Mizuno won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Mizuno raised a total of $48,159.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Hawaii

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[10]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

2013

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[11]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

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

Mizuno is Director of the Pals Youth Program - Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, Vice Chair of the Hershey Hawaii State Youth Track Meet, and a member of the Kalihi Kids in Sports Program, and Kalihi Palama Counsel.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karl Rhoads (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 28
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 30
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Romy Cachola (D)