|Governor of Hawaii|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 2012|
|Mayor of City and County of Honolulu|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University (1976)|
|Birthday||July 16, 1954|
|Place of birth||Honolulu, Hawaii|
Hannemann last sought election in 2012 as a Democratic candidate for U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Hawaii. He was defeated by Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary.
Hannemann announced his independent candidacy for Governor of Hawaii on April 24, 2014. in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Although Hannemann has long been affiliated with the Democratic Party, he petitioned to certify the Hawaii Independent Party for placement on the 2014 ballot. In order to run on the Hawaii Independent Party ticket, Hannemann had to collect a minimum of 706 signatures from registered voters, which is equal to one-tenth of one percent of statewide registered voters from the previous statewide general election as required by Hawaii election law.
Hannemann was born and raised in the Honolulu area and graduated from the Iolani School. He left Hawaii after high school to study music at Harvard University, graduating in 1976. Hannemann earned a Fulbright Scholarship at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He later returned to Honolulu and took a job at his alma mater, the Iolani School, where he taught history and coached the school's basketball team.
Hannemann segued from teaching into a career in government when he was tapped to serve as special assistant to both George Ariyoshi, who was the Hawaii governor at the time, and President Jimmy Carter. In the latter position, he worked closely with the United States Department of the Interior. In 1991, Hannemann was again appointed to a government position, this time under Gov. John D. Waihee III. During Waihee's tenure, Hannemann led the Hawaii Pro Bowl Host Committee, the Task Force on Homeporting, the Hawaii Office of International Relations and the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. His most recent White House appointments were as United States Representative to the South Pacific Commission, under Bill Clinton, and in the United States Department of Labor as a member of the President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce, under George W. Bush.
Hannemann's credits as a businessman include President and General Manager of Punaluu Sweetbread Shop and C. Brewer Hawaiian Juices, and, beginning in 1984, Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs for parent company, C. Brewer and Company, Ltd.
- Iolani School
- Bachelor of Arts in Music - Harvard University (1976)
- See also: Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014
Hannemann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Hawaii's 2nd District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Hannemann was defeated by Tulsi Gabbard in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mazie Hirono vacated the seat.
- See also: Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010
Hannemann was serving as mayor of Honolulu when he declared his bid for the governor's office in 2010. He had to resign from the post in order to run in the September 18 Democratic gubernatorial primary, which he lost to Neil Abercrombie by a steep margin of over 20 percentage points. Abercrombie went on to win the general election.
|Mufi Hannemann (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$509,468.27||$250,458.92||$(128,961.12)||$630,966.07|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2012||$630,966.07||$252,861.01||$(380,072.27)||$503,754.81|
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- Hawaii News Now, "Mufi Hannemann announces candidacy for Hawaii governor's race," April 24, 2014
- Mufi Hannemann, "About" accessed July 23, 2012
- Hawaii Reporter, "Hannemann All a Twitter About His Congressional Run, But for Some, Bad Memories Still Linger," August 30, 2011
- AP Results, "Hawaii U.S. House Primary Election Results" accessed August 12, 2012
- Hawaii News Now, "Hannemann supporters reach goal, will Mufi run?," February 21, 2014
- Vote Mufi Facebook Page, "Info" accessed July 23, 2012
- Mufihannemann.com, "Personal Mufi Hannemann for Governor | For All of Us," accessed August 29, 2010
- The Hill, "Former Honolulu Mayor Hannemann to run for House" accessed December 5, 2011
- Roll Call, "Mufi Hannemann Announces Open-Seat House Bid in Hawaii" accessed December 5, 2011
- Honolulu Star-Advertiser, "Off and running," September 30, 2010
- Honolulu Star-Advertiser, "Special election needed for mayor," July 21, 2010
- State of Hawaii Office of Elections, "Primary Election 2010 Statewide Summary Report," accessed September 29, 2010
- FEC Reports, "Mufi Hannemann Summary Reports" accessed July 23, 2012
- FEC Reports, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2012
- FEC Reports, "July Quarterly" accessed July 15, 2012
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