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Lorraine Inouye

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Lorraine Inouye
Hawaii State Senate, District 4
In office
November 4, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 1
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii State Senate
District 1
Office website
Lorraine Inouye is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014. She previously served in the chamber, representing District 1 from 1998 to 2008.


Inouye's professional experience includes serving as Mayor of Hawaii County, as president of Aloha Blooms, Inc., and as a member of the Hawaii State Senate from 1998 to 2008.[1]



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. Lorraine Rodero Inouye defeated incumbent Malama Solomon in the Democratic primary and defeated Alain Schiller (L) in the general election.[2][3][4]

Hawaii State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLorraine Rodero Inouye 77.8% 8,882
     Libertarian Alain Schiller 22.2% 2,536
Total Votes 11,418
Hawaii State Senate, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLorraine Rodero Inouye 58% 4,373
Malama Solomon Incumbent 42% 3,161
Total Votes 7,534


See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Inouye ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 4. She was defeated by District 1 incumbent Malama Solomon (D) in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[5][6]

Hawaii State Senate, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMalama Solomon Incumbent 50.4% 4,068
Lorraine Inouye 49.6% 3,999
Total Votes 8,067



In 2014, Inouye's endorsements included the following:

  • Sierra Club
  • Hawaii State Teachers Association
  • Operating Engineers Stabilization Fund
  • Hawaii Center for Food Safety
  • Hawaii State Operating Engineers, Local 3
  • Painters Local Union 1791
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


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

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Preceded by
Malama Solomon (D)
Hawaii State Senate - District 4
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