Marcus Oshiro

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Marcus Oshiro
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 46
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2001-2002, 2005-2006
Majority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2003-2004
Vice Speaker, Hawaii State House of Representatives
1999-2000
Majority Floor Leader, Hawaii State House of Representatives
1997-1998
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa
J.D.Willamette University College of Law, 1988
Personal
BirthdayApril 24, 1959
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian
CandidateVerification
Marcus Oshiro is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

Oshiro's professional experience includes working as an attorney, a Management Analyst with the City and County of Honolulu, Deputy Prosecutor for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Consumer Unit and as a legislative aide.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign spending

In September 2013, it was reported by WatchDog.org, an organization of investigative journalists, that Oshiro spent $209 on a full-sized male mannequin. Oshiro responded:

"The mannequin was purchased at the downtown Macy’s clearance sale to be used when I sign wave and with other campaign activities. It is a full body male figure and stands over 6 feet tall, and I plan to use various clothing styles and poses to prompt some amusement and cheer to an otherwise mundane activity."[1]

State spending laws in the state of Hawaii allow lawmakers and candidates to purchase any items that are used for their campaigns. Campaign funds require reimbursement if any asset is also used for personal gain.[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Marcus R. Oshiro was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Oshiro won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 46. Oshiro ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Christopher Murphy (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Oshiro Incumbent 77.9% 4,755
     Democratic Christopher Murphy 22.1% 1,348
Total Votes 6,103

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Oshiro won re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Sam Curtis ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 39 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marcus Oshiro (D) 3,769 62.5%
Sam Curtis (R) 1,985 32.9%

2008

In 2008, Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 39th District. Oshiro ran unopposed in the election. He raised $74,571 for his campaign.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Oshiro is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Oshiro raised a total of $313,885 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[10]

Marcus Oshiro's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 46 Won $80,024
2010 Hawaii State House, District 39 Won $70,245
2008 Hawaii State House, District 39 Won $74,571
2006 Hawaii State House, District 39 Won $23,014
2004 Hawaii State House, District 39 Won $16,153
2002 Hawaii State House, District 39 Won $22,112
2000 Hawaii State House, District 40 Won $13,529
1998 Hawaii State House, District 40 Won $14,237
Grand Total Raised $313,885

2012

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $80,024.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marcus Oshiro's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$2,500
Stacy Medical Center$2,000
Ironworkers Local 625$2,000
Hawaii Laborers & Employers Cooperation &$2,000
Painters Local 1791$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$80,024
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $70,245.

2008

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $74,571.

2006

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $23,014.

2004

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $16,153.

2002

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $22,112.

2000

Oshiro won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $13,529.

1998

Oshiro won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Oshiro raised a total of $14,237.

Personal

Oshiro has a wife, Lauzanne.[11]

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Gushikawa Shojin Kai, Protect Kahoolawe Ohana, Wahiawa Community and Business Association, Wahiawa Hospital Association, Wahiawa Lions Club, Whitmore Community Association and Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division.[12]

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Hawaii

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Hawaii scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[13]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

2013

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[14]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

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.[15] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Oshiro received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Oshiro 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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Political offices
Preceded by
Gil Riviere (R)
Hawaii House District 46
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House District 39
1995–2012
Succeeded by
Ty Cullen (D)