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Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

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Hawaii State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Hawaii State Senate2014 Hawaii House Elections
Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

Two incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

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

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

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

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 25 25

Qualifications

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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

In 6 of the 13 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Six Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face 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) will face the winner of a three-way Republican primary in the general election for the seat being vacated by Clayton Hee (D). Hee won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Seven incumbents will face primary competition on August 9. Two incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another four incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Two incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 11 (84.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, both Democrats, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 7, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

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:

District 3

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Josh Green - 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:

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:

District 5

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Note: Incumbent David Ige (D) is not running 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:

District 17

Democratic Party August 9 Democratic primary:
  • Roger Clemente - In addition to running as a Democrat, Clemente is also registered as an Independent.
  • Clarence Nishihara - Incumbent Nishihara first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party August 9 GOP primary:
  • No candidate filed to run.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Note: Incumbent Clayton Hee (D) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

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

November 4 General election candidates:

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