Marilyn Lee

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Marilyn Lee
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Candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 36
Majority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii House of Representatives
District 38
Bachelor'sSyracuse University 1962
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1940
Place of birthSchenectady, NY
ProfessionRegistered Nurse
Campaign website
Marilyn Lee is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 36 of the Hawaii House of Representatives. She previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 1996 to 2012. She was the Majority Whip in 2012 and was Majority Floor Leader from 2000-2006.


Lee has worked as a registered nurse since 1962. She served as a nurse in the United States Navy from 1960-1966.

She is a member of the Central Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society Leeward, founder and President of the Central Oahu Caregivers Support Group of the Central Oahu Soroptimists, and member/Chair of Mililani High School School Community Based Management.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



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. Marilyn B. Lee defeated Luella Costales in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Beth Fukumoto Chang was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lee will face Chang in the general election.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 36 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn B. Lee 70.2% 3,762
Luella Costales 29.8% 1,598
Total Votes 5,360


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lee ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 36. Lee ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and was defeated by Beth Fukumoto (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Fukumoto 52.4% 5,334
     Democratic Marilyn Lee Incumbent 47.6% 4,838
Total Votes 10,172


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lee won re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Shaun Kawakami ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Lee (D) 5,578 48.4%
Shaun Kawakami (R) 5,562 48.2%


On November 4, 2008, Lee won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 38th District, defeating Melvin Apana (R). Lee received 8,268 votes in the election while Apana received 3,855 votes.[8] Lee raised $31,455 for her campaign; Apana raised $486.[9]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 38
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Lee (D) 8,268 64.0%
Melvin Apana (R) 3,855 29.9%
Blank 777 6.0%
Over 10 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Lee raised $28,710 in contributions.[10]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Plumbers & Pipefitters $2,000
Patsy T Mink PAC $2,000
Hawaii Carpenters & Joiners $1,700
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $1,300


In 2008, Lee collected $31,455 in campaign contributions.[11] The seven largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $2,000
Patsy T. Mink PAC $2,000
Hawaii Optometric PAC $1,000
Neil Abercrombie for Congress $1,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association $1,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers $1,000


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. Lee received a total score of 2%. Here are the scores Lee received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 33% 0% 0%


Lee has a husband, Samuel, and four children, Andrew, John, Mary, and Thomas.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hawaii House District 38
Succeeded by
Henry Aquino (D)