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Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Hawaii State Legislature

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November 2, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Hawaii's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
25 15 (60.0%) 51 32 (62.7%)

HONOLULU, Hawaii: There are 76 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Hawaii, where polling places are open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Hawaii Time.[1]

The State Senate is almost completely controlled by the Democratic party, with only one Republican member in the 25-seat body. Democrats also hold a large majority in the 51 seat State House, controlling 42 seats to the Republican's 8-member delegation and one vacancy.

Of the 76 incumbents up for election in 2012, 71 (93.4%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 47 of 76 (61.8%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:



Hawaii State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 25 25

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 42 44
     Republican Party 8 7
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 51 51


See also