Richard Fale

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Richard Fale
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Current candidacy
Running for Hawaii State Senate
District 23
Date of primaryAugust 9, 2014
Current office
Hawaii House of Representatives District 47
In office
November 6, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chair and Member, Ko’olauloa Neighborhood Board
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University-Hawaii
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Place of birthProvo, UT
ProfessionCombat Engineer and Paralegal
Richard Fale is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Fale has served as State House Minority Whip since 2012.

Fale is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 23 of the Hawaii State Senate.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fale served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy & Environmental Protection
Higher Education
Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs
Water & Land


Campaign themes


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

  • Security and Prosperity
Excerpt: "The biggest struggle our community faces is dealing with the rising cost of living in Hawaii. As your Representative, I will work to expand the economic opportunities of Hawaii’s residents so that more families can afford to stay here in Hawaii and in our community and invest in our island State."
  • Legacy
Excerpt:"I am profoundly motivated to help build a positive legacy for future generations that will endow them with a sense of pride, ownership and respect for our communities."



See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Gil Riviere was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Lee Fale defeated Norman Kaaipohaku J. Brown and Colleen Meyer in the Republican primary. Riviere will face Fale in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fale won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 47. Fale defeated incumbent Gil Riviere (R) in the August 11 Republican primary and defeated D. Ululani Beirne (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Fale 58.1% 4,381
     Democratic D. Ululani Beirne 41.9% 3,163
Total Votes 7,544
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 47 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Fale 52.8% 727
Gil Riviere Incumbent 47.2% 651
Total Votes 1,378


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fale had no opposition in the September 18 primary. He lost to Jessica Wooley (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fale is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fale raised a total of $89,369 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[8]

Richard Fale's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 47 Won $40,059
2010 Hawaii State House, District 47 Defeated $47,760
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 47 Defeated $1,550
Grand Total Raised $89,369


Fale won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fale raised a total of $40,059.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Fale's campaign in 2012
Mcmillan, Mary L$2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 3$2,000
Bruce E Tabb$2,000
Friends of Lynn Finnegan$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$40,059
Source:Follow the Money


Fale lost the election for the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fale raised a total of $47,760.


Fale lost the election for the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fale raised a total of $1,550.


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

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In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[9]


In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jessica Wooley (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 47
Succeeded by