Donna Kim

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Donna Kim
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Hawaii District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Hawaii State Senate District 14
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President of the Senate
2013-present
Vice President of the Senate
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Honolulu City Council
1985 - 2000
Hawaii House of Representatives
1982 - 1985
Education
High schoolFarrington High School
Bachelor'sWashington State University (1974)
Personal
Place of birthHonolulu, Hawaii
Websites
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Donna Kim is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 14. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. She has served as President of the Senate since 2013. She previously served as Vice President of the Senate from 2011 to 2013.

Kim was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Hawaii.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Use a descriptive title Kim was defeated by Mark Takai in the Democratic primary on August 9, 2014.[1]

Kim served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1982 to 1985. She then served on the Honolulu City Council from 1985 to 2000.

Biography

Kim earned her B.A. from Washington State University in 1974. Her professional experience includes working as a Small Business Executive Director, Recreation Director, Trained Facilitator for the Pacific Institute, Public Relations Director for KUMU Radio, Hotel Catering Sales Representative, Radio Talk Show Co-Host for Equaltime KHNR Radio, Communications Sales Representative, Board of Directors for the Bank of America Hawaii and Fellowship for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Tourism Chair
  • Joint Legislative Investigating Committee to Oversee the Investigation of the Department of Budget and Finance’s Handling of the State’s Investment in Student Loan Auction Rate Securities
  • Ways and Means

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Kim ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Hawaii's 1st District.Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Use a descriptive title He was defeated by Mark Takai in the Democratic primary on August 9, 2014.[1]


U.S. House, Hawaii District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Takai 44.5% 52,736
Donna Kim 28.4% 33,678
Stanley Chang 10.2% 12,135
Ikaika Anderson 6.7% 7,937
Will Espero 3.8% 4,555
Joey Manahan 3.8% 4,495
Kathryn Xian 2.6% 3,039
Total Votes 118,575
Source: Hawaii Office of Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Kim won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 14. Kim ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

2010

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010

Kim ran for re-election to the 14th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the September 18 primary. Kim defeated Peter Dudek (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Hawaii State Senate, District 14
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Kim (D) 8,481 76.5%
Peter Dudek (R) 1,852 16.7%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Kim won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 14th Senate District. Kim ran unopposed in the general election. She raised $57,527 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kim is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kim raised a total of $325,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[6]

Donna Kim's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Won $92,527
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Won $103,762
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $35,886
2006 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Won $57,527
2004 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $12,258
2002 Hawaii State Senate, District 14 Won $7,294
2000 Hawaii State Senate, District 15 Won $16,383
1998 Local Council, District 7 Honolulu Won $0
Grand Total Raised $325,637

2012

Kim won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $92,527.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donna Kim's campaign in 2012
American Resort Development Association$4,000
Liberty Dialysis$4,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors$2,500
Kamaaina Termite & Pest Control$2,000
Radcliffe, John H$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$92,527
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kim won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $103,762.

2008

Kim was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $35,886.

2006

Kim won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $57,527.

2004

Kim was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $12,258.

2002

Kim won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $7,294.

2000

Kim won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Kim raised a total of $16,383.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Hawaii scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Kim received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Kim received based on specific categories.

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

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