Gilbert Keith-Agaran

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Gilbert Keith-Agaran
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Hawaii State Senate District 5
In office
January 2013-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedJanuary 2009
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii House of Representatives District 9
Bachelor'sYale College
J.D.Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley
Office website
Gilbert Samuel Coloma Keith-Agaran is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 5. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 7, 2013.[1] Keith-Agaran was a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 9 from his January 2009 appointment to January 7, 2013.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Keith-Agaran served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs, Vice Chair
Transportation and International Affairs
Ways and Means


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


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



See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 9, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Gil S. Coloma Keith-Agaran defeated Christy Kajiwara Gusman in the Democratic primary, while Joe Kamaka was unopposed in the Republican primary. Keith-Agaran will face Kamaka in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Keith-Agaran won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 9. Keith-Agaran defeated Joe Pontanilla in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGilbert Keith-Agaran Incumbent 59% 2,282
Joe Pontanilla 41% 1,583
Total Votes 3,865


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Keith-Agaran won re-election to the 9th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Jeff Hoylman ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 9 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gilbert Keith-Agaran (D) 4,884 70.8%
Jeff Hoylman (R) 1,307 18.9%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keith-Agaran is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Keith-Agaran raised a total of $137,733 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[7]

Gilbert Keith-Agaran's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii House, District 9 Won $89,324
2010 Hawaii House, District 9 Won $48,409
Grand Total Raised $137,733


Keith-Agaran won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Keith-Agaran raised a total of $89,324.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gilbert Keith-Agaran's campaign in 2012
Morris, George A. (Red)$2,000
Hawaii AFL-CIO$2,000
Erdman, Sumner$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 3$2,000
Hiyakumoto, Greg H.$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$89,324
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Keith-Agaran raised $48,409 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hiyakumoto, Greg H $2,000
Ota, Ken S $1,500
Takitani, Anthony P $1,380
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $1,100


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

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In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[9]


In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[10]

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.[11] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Keith-Agaran received a total score of 2%. Here are the scores Keith-Agaran received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 33% 0% 0%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shan Tsutsui (D)
Hawaii State Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bob Nakasone (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 9
Succeeded by
Justin Woodson (D)