Scott Nishimoto

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Scott Nishimoto
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 21
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii-Manoa, 1997
J.D.William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2002
Websites
Office website
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Scott Nishimoto is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Nishimoto's professional history includes working as a Law Clerk with Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina and Fairbanks and a staff member in the office of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Vice Chair
Legislative Management, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nishimoto served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Scott Y. Nishimoto was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Larie Kuulei Langi Manutai was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nishimoto defeated Manutai in the general election.[1][2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Y. Nishimoto Incumbent 77.7% 4,128
     Republican Larie Kuulei Langi Manutai 22.3% 1,183
Total Votes 5,311

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nishimoto won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 21. Nishimoto defeated Clifton Takamura in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 21 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Nishimoto Incumbent 90.1% 3,031
Clifton Takamura 9.9% 333
Total Votes 3,364

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nishimoto won re-election to the 21st District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Jay Lembeck ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Nishimoto (D) 5,441 72.5%
Jay Lembeck (R) 1,555 20.7%

2008

In 2008, Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 21st District. Nishimoto ran unopposed in the election. He raised $37,164 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nishimoto is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Nishimoto raised a total of $266,124 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[8]

Scott Nishimoto's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $43,845
2010 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $17,244
2008 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $37,164
2006 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $60,955
2004 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $58,562
2002 Hawaii State House, District 21 Won $48,354
Grand Total Raised $266,124

2012

Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $43,845.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Nishimoto's campaign in 2012
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of The Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of The United States and Canada$2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association$1,600
Timothy L Lyons$1,500
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$43,845
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $17,244.

2008

Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $37,164.

2006

Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $60,955.

2004

Nishimoto won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $58,562.

2002

Nishimoto won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Nishimoto raised a total of $48,354.

Scorecards

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

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2014

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

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

2013

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

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

Hawaii Grassroot Institute

See also: Hawaii Grassroot Institute Scorecard

The Grassroot Institute issued its 2010 Legislative Score Card that tallied the votes of Hawaii legislators and graded their votes based on the Institute's values of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.[11] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Nishimoto received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Nishimoto received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
6% 0% 0% 33% 0% 0%

Personal

Nishimoto is a member of the Hawaii Bar Association, School Community Based Management Council at Ala Wai Elementary School, Diamond Head Lion's Club, Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, Kaimuki Adult School Community Council and the School Community Based Management Council at Liholiho Elementary School.[12]

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