Dwight Takamine

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Dwight Takamine
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Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations
Incumbent
In office
February 12, 2011 - Present
Term ends
December 2014
Years in position 3
PartyNonpartisan
Compensation
Base salary$103,512
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Campaign $$734,948
AppointedNovember 30, 2010
Appointed byGovernor Neil Abercrombie
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii State Senate, District 1
2008-2010
Hawaii House of Representatives
1984-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
J.D.University of Hawaii William Richardson School of Law (1978)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1953
Place of birthHonoka'a, Hawaii
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Dwight Takamine (b. January 29, 1953 in Hanoka'a, Hawaii) is the current Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations.[1] He was appointed to the statewide post by Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie on November 30, 2010 and confirmed by the State Senate the following February. As the director of labor and industrial relations holds a term coterminous with that of his appointing governor, Takamine's term will end in December 2014.[2]

He was formerly a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing the 1st District from 2008-2010.

Biography

Takamine is a practicing attorney of over 30 years, and has worked at the following firms: Bouslong and Symonds from 1978 to 1979, King, Nakamura, Nakamura and Takahashi from 1979 to 1981, Herbert R Takahashi from 1981 to 1983, and Dwight Y. Takamine from 1983 to the present.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a J.D. from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.[2] Takamine has been an attorney

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Juris Doctor - University of Hawaii William Richardson School of Law (1978)

Political career

Hawaii Director of Land and Industrial Relations (2010-present)

Takamine was named Director of Labor and Industrial Relations by Governor Neil Abercrombie on November 30, 2010. His appointment was confirmed by the Hawaii Senate on February 12, 2011. The director heads the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the state agency that administers Hawaii's labor regulations, its unemployment insurance and workforce development programs, and produces research and statistics regarding the state labor market. As the director of labor and industrial relations holds a term coterminous with that of his appointing governor, Takamine's term will end in December 2014.

Hawaii State Legislature (1984-2010)

Takamine served in the Hawaii State House from 1984 to 2008. He then joined the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. He served in that position, representing the 1st District, until his appointment as Director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.[3]

Committee assignments

Takamine was serving on the following committees when he left the Senate:

Elections & Appointments

2010

Takamine was appointed Director of Labor and Industrial Relations for the state of Hawaii by Governor Neil Abercrombie on November 30, 2010. His appointment was confirmed by the Hawaii Senate on February 12, 2011. As the director of labor and industrial relations holds a term coterminous with that of his appointing governor, Takamine's term will end in December 2014.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Takamine won election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 1st Senate District. Takamine received 12,972 votes in the election, defeating Ted Hong (R), who received 7,560 votes. Additionally, 1,013 "Blank" votes and 11 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[4] Takamine raised $300,113 for his campaign; Hong raised $160,068.[5]

Hawaii State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Takamine (D) 12,972 60.2%
Ted Hong (R) 7,560 35.1%
Blank 1,013 4.7%
Over 11 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Takamine is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Takamine raised a total of $734,948 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[6]

Dwight Takamine's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2010 Hawaii State Senate District 1 Not up for election $79,965
2008 Hawaii State Senate District 1 Won $300,113
2006 Hawaii State House District 1 Won $129,254
2004 Hawaii State House District 1 Won $84,861
2002 Hawaii State House District 1 Won $54,424
2000 Hawaii State House District 1 Won $51,110
1998 Hawaii State House District 1 Won $35,221
Grand Total Raised $734,948

2008

In 2008, Takamine collected $300,113 in donations.[7] His five largest contributors were as follows:

Donor Amount
Ironworkers Local 625 $5,500
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $4,500
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $4,000
Longshore and Warehouse Local 142 $4,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association $3,900

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

Personal

Takamine resides in Hilo, Hawaii and has one child, a son, named Trevor.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Hawaii State Senate - District 1
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Malama Solomon
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Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations
2011-present
Succeeded by
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