Michael Magaoay

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Michael Magaoay
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Former candidate for
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 45
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii House of Representatives
District 4
2001 - 2011
Michael Magaoay was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 45 of the Hawaii House of Representatives. He ran unsuccessfully for District 18 of the Hawaii State Senate in 2012.

Magaoay previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 46 from 2001 to 2011. He served as Vice Speaker of the House.


Magaoay's professional experience includes working as a Senior Project Engineer with A-1 A-lectrician, Incorporated, Project Manager/Estimator for the American Electric Company, Director of Engineering/ Sales Manager for American Technologies, Incorporated and Manager/Chief Engineer of Facilities and Building Services at Queen's Medical Center.[1]



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. Michael Yadao Magaoay was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto was unopposed in the Republican primary. Magaoay was defeated by Matsumoto in the general election.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 45, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLauren K. Matsumoto Incumbent 72.3% 3,069
     Democratic Michael Yadao Magaoay 27.7% 1,175
Total Votes 4,244


See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Magaoay ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 18. Magaoay was defeated by incumbent Michelle Kidani in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[5][6]

Hawaii State Senate, District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Kidani Incumbent 64.6% 7,434
Michael Magaoay 35.4% 4,077
Total Votes 11,511


See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Magaoay won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 46th District, defeating Gil Riviere (R). Magaoay received 4,176 votes in the election while Riviere received 3,232 votes.[7] Magaoay raised $120,600 for his campaign; Riviere raised $23,279.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 47
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jessica Wooley (D) 4,934 50.6%
Colleen Meyer (R) 4,467 45.8%
Blank 354 3.6%
Over 1 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Magaoay collected $120,600 in campaign contributions.[9] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Reynolds American $2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers $2,000
Hawaii Optometric Association $2,000
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $2,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters $2,000


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. Magaoay received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Magaoay 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 46
Succeeded by
Gil Riviere