Jerry Chang

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Jerry Chang
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 2
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesMauna Olu College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Hilo
Date of birthSeptember 15, 1947
Place of birthHilo, HI
Office website
Jerry Chang is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 2 from 1988 to 2012.

Chang is a Realtor/Vice President with Seawind Realty Incorporated. He previously served as a Legislative Aide in 1988, was a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1967-1970, and was Manager/Secretary/Treasurer of the Puueo Poi Factory Incorporated.

He is a member of the Big Island Amateur Boxing Association, Big Island Road Runners, Big Island Substance Abuse Council, Hawaii Isle Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Isle Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, and Japanese Chamber of Commerce, and is Director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, Exchange Club of Hilo, and Steadfast Housing Development Corporation.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chang did not seek re-election 2012.


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chang had no primary opposition in the Democratic primary election on September 18, 2010. Chang won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives District 2, defeating Sharon Vannata (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 2 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Chang (D) 5,149 71.7%
Sharon Vannatta (R) 1,509 21.0%


In 2008, Chang won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 2nd District. Chang ran unopposed in the election. He raised $42,405 for his campaign.[3]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Chang raised $43,450 in contributions.[4]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Park, Moon Soo $1,500
Street Bikers United Hawaii $1,500
Carr, Stanford S $1,500
Thy & Associates $1,100
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $1,100


In 2008, Chang collected $42,405 in campaign contributions.[5] The four largest donors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Street Bikers United Hawaii Inc. PAC $2,000
Altria $2,000
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $1,900


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.[6] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Chang received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Chang received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

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Preceded by
Hawaii House District 2
Succeeded by
Cliff Tsuji (D)