Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives 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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Hawaii House of Representatives. The controlling party, the Democrats, sustained a single loss during the general election. Their total seats dropped from 44 to 43, while the Republican Party increased from seven to eight.

Incumbents retiring

Three incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
K. Mark Takai Electiondot.png Democratic House District 33
Richard Fale Ends.png Republican House District 47
Jessica Wooley Electiondot.png Democratic House District 48

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Hawaii House of Representatives:

Hawaii House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 44 43
     Republican Party 7 8
Total 51 51

Qualifications

From Article III, Section 7 of the Hawaii Constitution: No person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the house of representatives unless the person has been a resident of the State for not less than three years, has attained the age of majority and is, prior to filing nomination papers and thereafter continues to be, a qualified voter of the representative district from which the person seeks to be elected; except that in the year of the first general election following reapportionment, but prior to the primary election, an incumbent representative may move to a new district without being disqualified from completing the remainder of the incumbent representative's term.

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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 14 of the 51 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Fourteen Democrats were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties faced off in the general election in 37 of the 51 districts up for election. Three of those seats held competitive elections in 2012, with a margin of victory of 0 to 5 percent. Those districts were:

Competitive

Primary challenges

Fifteen incumbents faced primary competition on August 9. Three incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 33 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 48 (94.1%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, two Democrats and one Republican, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Mark M. Nakashima: 6,314 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Eric Drake Weinert: 1,452

District 2

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clifton K. Tsuji Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard H.K. Onishi: 5,075 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Dickson: 997
Libertarian Party Fred F. Fogel: 811

District 4

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

Note: Lenny Terlep, Sr. was removed from the candidate list before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joy A. San Buenaventura: 4,337 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Thomas: 1,719

District 5

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Independent Nonpartisan candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard P. Creagan: 3,712 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Bateman: 2,389
Libertarian Party Jon A. Lalanne: 253

Note: Randy Ruis (Nonpartisan) no longer appears on the official list of candidates.

District 6

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nicole Lowen: 3,823 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kelly Valenzuela: 2,334

District 7

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Cindy Evans: 3,433 Approveda - Incumbent Evans first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cindy Evans Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Souki: 3,729 Approveda - Incumbent Souki first assumed office in 1982.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Souki: 5,359 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cranston Kaleialoha Kapoi: 2,715

District 9

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Justin Woodson Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Angus L. McKelvey: 3,522 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chayne M. Marten: 1,666

District 11

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kaniela Ing: 4,926 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Pat Brock: 1,362

District 12

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kyle T. Yamashita: 6,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard H. Pohle: 1,950

District 13

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mele Carroll Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Derek S.K. Kawakami: 5,617 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan K. Hoomanawanui: 1,736

District 15

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Kunane Tokioka: 5,367 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Yoder: 1,892

District 16

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daynette "Dee" Morikawa: 5,320 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Victoria "Vickie" Franks: 1,812

District 17

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • Gene Ward: 1,394 Approveda - Incumbent Ward first assumed office in 2006.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Stump: 2,555
Republican Party Gene Ward: 7,533 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Jun Hashem: 5,585 Approveda - Incumbent Hashem first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Jun Hashem: 6,884 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Susan Kehaulani Halvorsen: 3,473

District 19

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bertrand "Bert" Kobayashi: 5,464 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Victoria Elizabeth Mathieu: 1,924
Libertarian Party Anthony Higa: 763

District 20

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Green Party Green Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Calvin K.Y. Say: 4,621 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Julia E. Allen: 2,047
Green Party Keiko Bonk: 1,794

District 21

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Y. Nishimoto: 4,128 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larie Kuulei Langi Manutai: 1,183

District 22

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Brower: 2,046 Approveda - Incumbent Brower first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Brower: 2,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Janet M. Grace: 1,929

District 23

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Isaac W. Choy Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Della Au Belatti: 3, 344 Approveda - Incumbent Della Belatti first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Della Au Belatti: 4,465 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party C. Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam: 1,784

District 25

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Sylvia Luke: 4,125 Approveda - Incumbent Luke first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sylvia Luke: 5,209 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Y.K. Lam: 2,324

District 26

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Scott K. Saiki: 3,045 Approveda - Incumbent Saiki first assumed office in 1994.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott K. Saiki: 3,858 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric B. Marshall: 1,768

District 27

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Takashi Ohno: 4,244 Approveda - Incumbent Ohno first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Takashi Ohno: 4,745 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Max R. Fowler: 2,652

District 28

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • John M. Mizuno: 2,397 Approveda - Incumbent Mizuno first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John M. Mizuno: 3,196 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carole Kauhiwai Kaapu: 1,536

District 29

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Karl A. Rhoads: 1,774 Approveda - Incumbent Rhoads first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karl A. Rhoads Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Romy M. Cachola: 1,266 Approveda - Incumbent Cachola first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Romy M. Cachola Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lei Sharsh: 1,450
Republican Party Aaron Ling Johanson: 3,698 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda E. Ichiyama: 4,722 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marcia Ann R. Tagavilla: 2,340

District 33

Note: Incumbent K. Mark Takai (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Kong: 6,526 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert C. Helsham, Sr.: 2,346

District 34

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Gregg Takayama: 5,339 Approveda - Incumbent Takayama first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gregg Takayama: 5,471 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jaci Agustin: 3,569

District 35

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Roy M. Takumi: 3,081 Approveda - Incumbent Takumi first assumed office in 1992.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roy M. Takumi: 3,578 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party LuAnn M. Poti: 2,023

District 36

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marilyn B. Lee: 3,034
Republican Party Beth Fukumoto Chang: 5,878 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan I. Yamane: 5,413 Approveda - Incumbent Yamane first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan I. Yamane: 7,267 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Emil Svrcina: 2,294

District 38

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry J.C. Aquino Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Ty J.K. Cullen: 2,947 Approveda - Incumbent Cullen first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ty J.K. Cullen Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • Bob McDermott: 904 Approveda - Incumbent McDermott first assumed office in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rose Martinez: 1,915
Republican Party Bob McDermott: 3,161 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew Lopresti: 2,981 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bryan E. Jeremiah: 2,178
Libertarian Party Tom Berg: 956

District 42

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon E. Har: 5,133 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Suk Moses: 2,073

District 43

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Leinani Awana: 2,095
Republican Party Andria P. Tupola: 2,828 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Jo Jordan: 2,178 Approveda - Incumbent Jordan first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.
Green Party Green Party candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jo Jordan: 2,703 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Cedric Asuega Gates: 1,025
Libertarian Party Allen "Al" Frenzel: 722

District 45

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Yadao Magaoay: 1,175
Republican Party Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto: 3,069 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marcus R. Oshiro Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Note: Incumbent Richard Fale (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kent K. Fonoimoana: 2,816
Republican Party Feki Pouha: 2,996 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Note: Incumbent Jessica Wooley (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Independent Nonpartisan candidates:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jarrett K. Keohokalole: 5,443 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eldean L. Kukahiko: 3,676
Independent Kana Naipo: 103
Libertarian Party Kaimanu Takayama: 199

District 49

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Ken Ito: 6,133 Approveda - Incumbent Ito first assumed office in 1994.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Ito Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Holly A. Broman: 1,719
Republican Party Cynthia H. Thielen: 6,342 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Lee: 4,869 Approveda - Incumbent Lee first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Lee: 5,881 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Wayne T. Hikida: 3,070

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