Joseph Souki

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Joseph Souki
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
1982-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 32
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2013-present
Speaker Emeritus, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2000-2012
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWoodbury University, 1954
Personal
Birthday4/25/1933
Place of birthPuunene, HI
ProfessionRealtor
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Joseph Souki is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. He currently serves as Speaker of the House, and he served as Speaker Emeritus in the 2011-2012 legislative session. Souki has been an Officer/Precinct Chair for the Democratic Party since 1966.

Biography

Souki's professional experience includes working as a Realtor for Joseph M. Souki Realty, as Executive Director of Maui Economic Opportunity, Incorporated from 1966-1982 and working for the Maui Electric Company, Biddle Trade Bureau and Maui Soda and Ice Company.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives 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 Joe Souki was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cranston Kaleialoha Kapoi was unopposed in the Republican primary. Souki will face Kapoi in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Souki won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 8. He ran unopposed in the August 11 primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Souki successfully won re-election in 2010. He defeated Thomas Cerizo, Justin Hughey, and Tasha Kama in the primary on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Dean Schmucker ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Souki (D) 5,686 71.8%
Dean Schmucker (R) 1,694 21.4%

2008

In 2008, Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 8th District. Souki ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $55,030 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Souki is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Souki raised a total of $460,523 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[7]

Joseph Souki's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $42,400
2010 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $63,195
2008 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $55,030
2006 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $65,044
2004 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $48,710
2002 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $37,735
2000 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $39,844
1998 Hawaii State House, District 8 Won $108,565
Grand Total Raised $460,523

2012

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $42,400.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Souki's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$2,400
Delima Sr, Gordon$2,000
Morris, George A (Red)$2,000
Radcliffe, John H$2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$42,400
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $63,195.

2008

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $55,030.

2006

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $65,044.

2004

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $48,710.

2002

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $37,735.

2000

Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $39,844.

1998

Souki won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Souki raised a total of $108,565.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[8]

2013

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[9]

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

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
20% 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%

Personal

Souki is a Trustee of Hale Makua, Director of Federal Land Bank, and Director of Cameron Center.

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