|Honolulu City Council, District 6|
|January 2013 - Present|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Hawaii State Senate, District 11|
|1992 - 2012|
|Hawaii House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Hawaii|
|J.D.||University of Hawaii|
|Birthday||December 12, 1947|
Fukunaga is a former Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 11 from 1992 until 2012. She also served in the Hawaii State House of Representatives from 1978 to 1982 and again from 1986 to 1992.
Fukunaga earned her B.A. from the University of Hawaii and her J.D. from Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 1976. Her professional experience includes working as an Executive Officer for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor from 1982 to 1986 and attorney.
Fukunaga addressed the following issues in a meeting with Civil Beat, a local Honolulu newspaper, on July 17, 2014:
- Excerpt: "Between 2009-2012, Makiki, Ala Moana-Kaka’ako, and Downtown-Chinatown legislators mobilized with community members, businesses, and all levels of government to find suitable sites for permanent supportive housing, and appropriate rehabilitation services to assist homeless residents. Since the formation of the state’s Inter-agency Council, led by the state homeless coordinator, the adoption of the city’s Homeless Action Plan in 2013, and Mayor Caldwell’s “compassionate disruption” strategies in 2014, both state and county governments have earmarked over $50 million in additional funds to house chronically-homeless individuals and families, while providing the necessary rehabilitation services. In Downtown-Chinatown, for example, the Council augmented Mayor Caldwell’s Housing First initiative with over $3 million dollars to (a) provide more beds for chronic homeless with mental health/substance abuse needs, (b) expand the services provided by homeless providers in the region, and (c) tackle the public health/safety issues arising from sidewalks that serve as bedrooms and bathrooms. Over the longer term, we have identified the Downtown-Iwilei-Kalihi transit-oriented development zones as sites to build new affordable housing that includes permanent supportive housing and services near transit, with easy access to employment, education and healthcare."
- Excerpt: "Provide incentives to create new industries — with higher-paying jobs— in the Kapolei-West Oahu region, so that employment clusters are distributed in both east and west Oahu. Increase multimodal transportation alternatives, like more bike baths, pedestrian friendly streets and car sharing services in the urban core to encourage commuters to use different forms of mobility to reduce traffic pressure on neighborhood streets."
- Excerpt: "I support investing a greater share of tourist accommodation tax (TAT) revenues in Honolulu, since the majority of visitor accommodations and attractions are located on Oahu. Last year’s TAT revenues equaled $368.5 million dollars, with counties receiving 25 percent of those revenues and state programs receiving the balance."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fukunaga served on these committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development and Technology, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
|• Water, Land, and Housing|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fukunaga served on these committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Economic Development and Technology|
|• Water, Land, Agriculture and Hawaiian Affairs|
|• Ways and Means|
Honolulu, Hawaii held city council elections on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on August 9, 2014. Incumbent Carol Fukunaga and Sam Aiona advanced past Steve Miller and Joli Tokusato in the primary election. Fukunaga defeated Aiona in the general election.
|Honolulu City Council, District 6, 2014|
|Carol Fukunaga Incumbent||54.7%||17,373|
|Blank or Over Votes||9%||2,856|
|Source: Hawaii Secretary of State - 2014 General Election Results|
|Honolulu City Council, District 6 Nonpartisan Primary, 2014|
|Carol Fukunaga Incumbent||42.5%||11,412|
|Blank or Over Votes||12.8%||3,453|
|Source: Hawaii Secretary of State - 2014 Primary Results|
- See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012
|Hawaii State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Brian Taniguchi Incumbent||55.4%||6,527|
|Carol Fukunaga Incumbent||44.6%||5,254|
- See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010
Fukunaga won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. Fukunaga defeated Earl Winfree in the September 18 primary. She did not have any opposition in the general election, which took place on November 2, 2010.
On November 7, 2006, Fukunaga won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 11th Senate District. Fukunaga received 8,568 votes in the election, defeating Phil Myers (R), who received 3,226 votes. Additionally, 678 "Blank" votes and 1 "Over" vote were cast in the election. Fukunaga raised $96,404 for her campaign; Myers raised $4,416.
|Hawaii State Senate, District 11 (2006)|
|Carol Fukunaga (D)||8,568||68.7%|
|Phil Myers (R)||3,226||25.9%|
In 2010, a year in which Fukunaga was up for re-election, he collected $95,334 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Hawaii State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carol Fukunaga's campaign in 2010|
|Patsy T Mink PAC||$2,000|
|Theatrical Stage Employees Local 665||$1,750|
|Hawaii State Teachers Association||$1,700|
|Hawaii Government Employees Association||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$95,334|
In 2008, a year in which she was not up for re-election, Fukunaga raised $43,141 for her campaign. The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:
|Hawaii Association of Realtors||$2,750|
|Carol A. Fukunaga||$2,391|
|Waianae Valley Physical Therapy||$888|
In 2006, Fukunaga raised $96,404 in campaign contributions. The five largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:
|Plumbers and Pipefitters||$4,000|
|University of Hawaii Professional Assembly||$3,450|
|Hawaii Association of Realtors||$3,400|
|Ironworkers Local 625||$2,000|
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. The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Fukunaga received a total score of 20%. Here are the scores Fukunaga received based on specific categories.
|2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard|
|Taxes||Business climate||Spending||Individual liberty||Raids||Scope of government|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Carol + Fukunaga + Hawaii + Senate"
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- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Honolulu, Hawaii city council elections, 2014
- United States municipal elections, 2014
- Profile from the City of Honolulu
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Carol Fukunaga on Twitter
- Civil Beat, "Candidate Q&A," July 17, 2014.
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed June 19, 2014
- Honolulu Civil Beat, "Honolulu City Council: Three Districts Will Have Run-offs in November," August 9, 2014
- State of Hawaii: Office of Elections, "2014 Unofficial General Election Results," accessed on November 4, 2014
- civilbeat.com, " Unofficial 2012 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 24, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 24, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2006 General election results," accessed March 24, 2014
- District 11 Hawaii Senate candidate funds, 2006
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions to Carol Fukunaga
- 2006 contributions to Carol Fukunaga
- Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, "2010 Legislative Score Card," accessed October 23, 2013
|Honolulu City Council, District 6
| Succeeded by|
|Hawaii State Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|
Brian Taniguchi (D)