Sam Kong

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Sam Kong
Candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 33
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolKalani High School
Sam Kong is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 33 of the Hawaii House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012 as a Republican.


Kong's professional experience includes working as an assistant service manager at Software Plus, an assistant service manager at SERVCO, an author, and as the owner and president of Aiea Florist.[1]


Campaign themes


Kong's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "NO TAX INCREASES! ...Our taxes are high because of the burdens we have placed upon ourselves through the years of trying to be the good guy. Oh yes, many a legislator wants to do good for the people of Hawaii, I have no doubt, but in doing so, they take on certain responsibilities and costs that become counter productive. ...Government is NOT the answer, and people truly need not look to the government for answers . There is a need to look to family, friends, churches, private institutions, because there is help out there."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Transportation has so many problems with the city doing one thing, and the state doing another. I understand the many responsibilities from air, sea and land. However, when it comes to roads there are different entities with differing plans."



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. Sam Kong defeated Tracy Arakaki and Arnold Wong in the Democratic primary, while Robert C. Helsham, Sr. was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kong will face Helsham in the general election.[3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 33 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Kong 37% 2,417
Tracy Arakaki 35.7% 2,332
Arnold Wong 27.4% 1,789
Total Votes 6,538


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kong ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 33. Kong ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by District 34 incumbent K. Mark Takai (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngK. Mark Takai Incumbent 67.2% 7,277
     Republican Sam Kong 32.8% 3,556
Total Votes 10,833


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kong had no opposition in the September 18 primary. He lost to Blake Oshiro (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]


Kong has a wife, June, and two children, Courtney and Justin.[9]

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