|Hawaii State Senate, District 23|
|November 4, 2014 - Present|
|November 5, 2018|
|Years in position||1|
|Minority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives|
|Per diem||$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|Hawaii House of Representatives|
|Place of birth||Waialua, HI|
|Profession||Founder, Town and Country Mortgage, LLC|
Riviere previously served as a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 46 and serving as House Minority Whip from 2010 to 2012. He switched parties following his defeat in the 2012 Republican primary.
Riviere's professional experience includes owning and operating Town and Country Mortgage, LLC, a Waialua mortgage brokerage, serving as President of Keep the North Shore Country, an advocacy organization that seeks to "preserve ... the heritage and rural character of the North Shore of Oahu," and representing Waialua on the North Shore Neighborhood Board and served as president of the Waialua Little League. 
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Riviere served on these committees:
- Agriculture Committee
- Energy & Environmental Protection Committee
- Finance Committee
- Water, Land & Ocean Resources Committee
Riviere's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Development / Economy / Tourism
- Excerpt: "Possibly the most important decision facing our district in early 2014 is how the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities Plan (KSCP) will be updated by the City. While this is not a decision to be made by a State Legislator, the development proposed in the plan would so dramatically alter the rural nature of Koolauloa and effect surrounding communities that I cannot remain silent on the issue."
- Excerpt: "I have been involved with efforts to push a long range solution to the traffic jams at Laniakea since 2005. There have been moments when it seemed like progress was being made, such as when our former Senator and my predecessor in the House secured funding in 2007 for a traffic alternatives study, and during my term of office when the Laniakea Realignment Task Force started."
Agriculture / Land Use / GMO
- Excerpt: "Land classifications, zoning policies and allowable uses are the kuleana of society, through its government. While I support land owner rights to use their properties to the fullest extent allowed by the underlying zoning laws, I reject the premise that land owners are entitled to routine zone changes that instantly increase their property value."
- Excerpt: "Do our schools prepare every student for their working lives? Should every student go to college? If the answer to both questions is No, then are we asking the right questions when we complain about the quality of education in our schools and future opportunities for our kids? Higher education is a requirement for many careers, but many of the most successful people in the world never attended or graduated from university."
- Excerpt: "There is still a push for the inter-island cable from certain state officials, and I am looking forward to getting back in the ring to help protect the public from the boondoggle that is the inter-island power cable for renewable energy."
- See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Gil Riviere was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Richard Lee Fale defeated Norman Kaaipohaku J. Brown and Colleen Meyer in the Republican primary. Riviere defeated Fale in the general election.
|Hawaii State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Richard Lee Fale||47.7%||4,854|
|Hawaii State Senate, District 23 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Richard Lee Fale||58.9%||1,286|
|Norman Kaaipohaku J. Brown||5.5%||119|
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 47 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Gil Riviere Incumbent||47.2%||651|
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 46 (2010)|
|Gil Riviere (R)||3,109||54.2%|
|Larry Sagaysay (D)||2,332||40.7%|
In 2010, Riviere raised $36,248 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Hawaii Association Of Realtors||$2,000|
|Linda Lingle Campaign Cmte||$2,000|
|Hawaii Republican Party||$2,000|
|Quinlan, William J||$1,350|
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Riviere and his wife, Liz, have two children.
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- Campaign contributions: 2010
- midweek.com, "The Latest Politician To Switch Sides," June 4, 2014
- Keep the North Shore Country, "About Us," accessed June 16, 2011
- gilriviere.com, "Issues," accessed October 6, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed June 6, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed August 25, 2014
- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed November 12, 2014
- civilbeat.com, " Unofficial 2012 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 24, 2014
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- Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Clayton Hee (D)
|Hawaii State Senate District 23
| Succeeded by|
Michael Magaoay (D)
|Hawaii House District 46
| Succeeded by|
Marcus Oshiro (D)