Tom Brower

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Tom Brower
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 22
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa
Personal
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Brower is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Brower's professional history includes working as a Senior Aide with Ann Kobayashi, Information Specialist with the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Senior Assistant with the Doctor Duke Bainum Medical Doctor and a talk show host.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Economic Development & Business
Judiciary
Veterans, Military, & International Affairs, & Culture and the Arts

2011-2012

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


2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Brower's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Efficient, Honest, Open, Government
Excerpt: "I believe in accountable, efficient government with appropriate private-public partnerships with proper funding for public health, safety and defense organizations, (Police, Fire, Army reserves.) I will oppose increases in our GET tax collections."
  • Community Minded
Excerpt: "My relationship with our land and its people is meaningful and I will fight for your rights and beliefs to live a more healthy, safe, open and prosperous life in our home."
  • Environment & Preservation
Excerpt: "I stand for simple, open and conservative development that creates a Hawaiian sense of place and uses elements of architecture’s open, International Style of design. We must preserve our historic buildings, neighborhoods and landmarks."
  • Team Work & Consensus Building
Excerpt: "I believe in anticipating our future needs and working to create a more manageable, livable future."
  • Affordable Health Insurance
Excerpt: "I support better health coverage for all. I am in support of allowing residents and independent contract workers to join in 'purchasing pools' for purposes of obtaining health insurance to decrease the number of the uninsured and keep costs down. I also support efficient state funded health insurance for the needy."

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Tom Brower is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Janet M. Grace is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brower won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 22. Brower ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Marcus Hester (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Brower Incumbent 69.6% 4,317
     Republican Marcus Hester 30.4% 1,886
Total Votes 6,203

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brower won re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Thomas White ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 23 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Brower (D) 3,525 59.1%
Thomas White (R) 1,847 31.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brower won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 23rd District, defeating Anne Stevens (R). Brower received 3,852 votes in the election while Stevens received 2,924 votes.[7] Brower raised $27,545 for his campaign; Stevens raised $47,700.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 23
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Brower (D) 3,852 50.3%
Anne Stevens (R) 2,924 38.2%
Blank 883 11.5%
Over 3 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brower is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Brower raised a total of $98,925 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[9]

Tom Brower's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 22 Won $18,450
2010 Hawaii State House, District 23 Won $21,775
2008 Hawaii State House, District 23 Won $27,545
2006 Hawaii State House, District 23 Won $29,100
2000 Hawaii State House, District 21 Defeated $0
1998 Hawaii State House, District 21 Defeated $2,055
Grand Total Raised $98,925

2012

Brower won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $18,450.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Brower's campaign in 2012
American Resort Development Association$2,000
HAR PAC$1,100
Altria$1,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association$900
OE PAC$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brower won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $21,775.

2008

Brower won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $27,545.

2006

Brower won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $29,100.

1998

Brower lost the election for the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Brower raised a total of $2,055.

Scorecards

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.[10] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Brower received a total score of 27%. Here are the scores Brower received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
50% 0% 0% 67% 14% 0%

Personal

Brower is a volunteer with Citizens Patrol and Community Clean Up, former President of the Resident Association and member of the Waikiki Neighborhood.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Saiki (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 22
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 23
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Isaac Choy (D)
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