Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

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Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

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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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Hawaii State Senate. Currently controlled by the Democratic Party with 24 seats, the chamber's composition did not change following the election. The Republican Party continues to control just a single seat.

Incumbents retiring

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

Name Party Current Office
David Ige Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 16
Clayton Hee Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 23

Majority control

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Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Hawaii State Senate:

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 25 25

Qualifications

From Article III, Section 7 of the Hawaii Constitution: No person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the senate 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 senatorial 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 senator may move to a new district without being disqualified from completing the remainder of the incumbent senator's term.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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In 6 of the 13 districts up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. Six Democrats were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties faced off in the general election in 7 of the 13 districts up for election. One of those seats held a mildly competitive election in 2012, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent. That district is:

Mildly Competitive

  • District 23: Gil Riviere (D) defeated Richard Fale (R) in the general election for the seat vacated by Clayton Hee (D). Hee won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Six incumbents faced primary competition on August 9. Two incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another five incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state senators that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 11 (84.6%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, both Democrats, 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:

Democratic Party Gilbert Kahele: 11,638 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Gregory "Kobata" Arianoff: 1,850

District 3

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Josh Green: 5,722 Approveda - Incumbent Green first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Josh Green: 8,896 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael L. Last: 1,891

District 4

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 Lorraine Rodero Inouye: 8,882 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Alain Schiller: 2,536

District 5

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gil S. Coloma Keith-Agaran: 9,770 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Kamaka: 4,149

District 6

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roz Baker: 7,210 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jared P. "Pika" Dubois: 2,916
Libertarian Party Bronson Kekahuna Kaahui: 1,196

District 7

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Kalani English Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brickwood M. Galuteria: 6,426 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Lethem: 4,544

District 16

Note: Incumbent David Ige (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Breene Harimoto Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clarence Nishihara: 8,312 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Roger Clemente: 3,531

District 18

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Michelle Kidani: 9,186 Approveda - Incumbent Kidani first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michelle Kidani: 10,253 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dennis C.H. Kim: 7,345
Libertarian Party Raymond Banda III: 389

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maile S.L. Shimabukuro: 6,079 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tercia L. Ku: 2,868

Note: Ruth A. Brown (Nonpartisan) no longer appears on the official candidate list.

District 23

Note: Incumbent Clayton Hee (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 Gil Riviere: 5,319 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Lee Fale: 4,854

District 24

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Jill N. Tokuda: 10,870 Approveda - Incumbent Tokuda first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jill N. Tokuda: 13,814 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kilomana Michael Danner: 4,625

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