Ken Ito

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Ken Ito
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 49
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa, 1970
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1962-1966
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1944
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
ProfessionTeacher
CandidateVerification
Ken Ito is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 49. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He has served as a House Majority Whip since 2011.

Biography

Ito's professional experience includes serving as a Hawaii Department of Education Vocational Technical Resource Teacher in the Honolulu District Office from 1987-1994 and a public school teacher at Kalani High School from 1970-1987. Ito served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1966.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Judiciary
Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives 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 Ken Ito was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[1][2][3]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ito won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 49. Ito ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ito won re-election to the 48th District seat in 2010. Ito defeated Jason Pascua in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Mo Radke ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 48 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ken Ito (D) 6,639 70.7%
Mo Radke (R) 2,353 25.1%

2008

In 2008, Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 48th District. Ito ran unopposed in the election. He raised $54,891 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ito is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Ito raised a total of $362,644 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[8]

Ken Ito's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 49 Won $37,333
2010 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $52,115
2008 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $54,891
2006 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $48,648
2004 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $45,293
2002 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $36,283
2000 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $56,556
1998 Hawaii State House, District 48 Won $31,525
Grand Total Raised $362,644

2012

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $37,333.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Ito's campaign in 2012
Radcliffe, John H$2,000
Morris, George A (Red)$1,500
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,200
Davita Inc$1,000
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of The Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of The United States and Canada$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$37,333
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $52,115.

2008

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $54,891.

2006

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $48,648.

2004

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $45,293.

2002

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $36,283.

2000

Ito won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $56,556.

1998

Ito won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Ito raised a total of $31,525.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[9]

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.[10]

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

Ito is involved with many organizations, including the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Association for Career and Technical Education, "Arts in Public Places" Committee at Ben Parker Elementary School, Ben Parker Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Castle High School Alumni and Community Association, Castle High School Parent Partnership and is a Major in the Civil Air Patrol.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pono Chong (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 49
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 48
1995–2012
Succeeded by
Jessica Wooley (D)