Pohai Ryan

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Pohai Ryan
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Hawaii State Senate District 25
Former Member
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Last electionNovember 6, 2012
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Pohai Ryan is a former Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 25 from 2010 to 2012.

Before her election, Ryan was the legislative office manager for state Senator Brickwood Galuteria. She has also worked as a program specialist for the Economic Development Center Parents & Children Together, and as executive director for the Democratic Party of Hawaii and the Kailua Chamber of Commerce.

Committee assignments

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



See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Ryan ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 25. Ryan was defeated by Laura Thielen in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[1][2]

Hawaii State Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLaura Thielen 50% 6,236
Pohai Ryan 38.2% 4,769
Levani Lipton 11.8% 1,474
Total Votes 12,479


See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010

Ryan defeated Andrew Jamila, Jr. and Chuck Prentiss in the September 18 primary. She defeated Virginia Enos (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Hawaii State Senate, District 25
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Pohai Ryan (D) 8,777 50.1%
Virginia Enos (R) 7,061 40.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ryan raised $40,850 in contributions.[4]

Her six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Electrical Workers Local 1186 $4,000
Sheet Metal Workers Local 293 $4,000
Ironworkers Local 625 $4,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters $4,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers $4,000
Operating Engineers Local 3 $4,000

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Ryan is married and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Hemmings
Hawaii State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Laura Thielen (D(