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Marlene Nachbar Hapai

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Marlene Nachbar Hapai
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Candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives District 3
High schoolSaint Joseph High School, Hilo, HI
Bachelor'sBiology, Gonzaga University, 1970
Master'sEntomology/Insect Ecology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1977
Ph.D.Entomology/Insect Physiology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1981
Date of birthJuly 19, 1948
ProfessionBusiness Owner/Manager, Professor
Campaign website
Marlene Nachbar Hapai was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 3 of the Hawaii House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Hapai's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Legislative Reform
"Reduce the Size of the Legislature and Improve Its Efficiency; Establish Term Limits thereby Allowing Fresh Ideas to Surface; Eliminate Closed-Door Meetings by Applying the Sunshine Law."
  • Economic Reform
"Establish a Conservative Fiscal Environment; Identify New Sources of Revenue for State Departments and Programs; Develop a Growth-Related Model for Fairer Distribution of State Funds to Districts/Communities; Prioritize State Needs as a Whole, Needs Within Departments Servicing these Needs, and Re-Distribute State Funds Accordingly to get Best Use of Taxpayer’s Money; Reduce Healthcare Costs."
  • Educational Reform
"Develop a Model with DOE Public and Charter Schools and Hawaii’s Private Schools Using the Strengths of Each to Benefit the Entire Educational System Knowing that Each has its Role in the Education of Our Youth and Meeting Individual Student Needs"



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hapai ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 3. Hapai ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by Richard Onishi (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Onishi 57.2% 4,937
     Republican Marlene Nachbar Hapai 32.8% 2,832
     Libertarian Frederick Fogel 10% 860
Total Votes 8,629

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