Nicole Lowen

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Nicole Lowen
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 6
In office
November 6, 2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sU.S. History, University of Pennsylvania
Master'sUrban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii
ProfessionInformation Systems Analyst
Office website
Nicole Lowen is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lowen served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy & Environmental Protection
Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs
Water & Land, Vice Chair


Campaign themes


Lowen's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs for Our Next Generation
Excerpt: "I am a strong advocate for building Hawaii a better economy by creating diverse opportunities based on sustainable agriculture, investment in renewable energy, planning communities where small businesses can thrive, and encouraging the development of high-tech digital media and film production industries."
  • Quality Education for our Keiki
Excerpt: "All children deserve access to a quality education. Hawaii's public school system must be streamlined, and our schools must be given the resources they need to shrink classroom sizes and get the job done."
  • Growing More Food in Hawaii
Excerpt: "I will support investment in the local farm industry and promotion of local products. Policies such as low-interest agricultural loans and crop insurance will increase local food production and keep money circulating in our local economy."
  • Community Infrastructure and Planning
Excerpt: "There are many local issues in our Kona community that must be addressed. These include ensuring that the UH campus at Palamanui and the Kona Courthouse projects move forward, that needed improvements to Kona's infrastructure are funded and implemented, and that the hard work of community members on the Community Development Plan is put to use. We must make sure our community gets its fair share of state funding to meet these goals."
  • Building Liveable, Walkable Neighborhoods
Excerpt: "Well-planned communities improve people's well-being and health, create jobs closer to home, and make the most of our natural resources. With the limits imposed by Hawaii's unique geography, we must work hard to maintain the natural beauty of our islands while also creating livable communities for our residents. Smart growth policies that support public transportation, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods, and that limit continued sprawl will help to create vibrant urban areas while preserving open space for visitors and future generations to enjoy."



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Nicole Lowen defeated Kalei Akaka in the Democratic primary, while Kelly Valenzuela defeated Roy Ebert in the Republican primary. Lowen will face Valenzuela in the general election.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNicole Lowen Incumbent 62.6% 2,128
Kalei Akaka 37.4% 1,273
Total Votes 3,401
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Valenzuela 62.9% 511
Roy Ebert 37.1% 301
Total Votes 812


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lowen won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 6. Lowen defeated Fred Housel, Bucky Leslie and Kalei Akaka in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Roy Ebert (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNicole Lowen 68.2% 5,336
     Republican Roy Ebert 31.8% 2,487
Total Votes 7,823
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNicole Lowen 32.5% 1,067
Kalei Akaka 31.1% 1,022
Bucky Leslie 22.4% 734
Fred Housel 14% 461
Total Votes 3,284

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lowen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Lowen raised a total of $42,902 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[7]

Nicole Lowen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 6 Won $42,902
Grand Total Raised $42,902


Lowen won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowen raised a total of $42,902.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nicole Lowen's campaign in 2012
Lowen, Nicole$5,150
Lowen, Roger$2,500
Friends of Sylvia Luke$2,000
Hawaii State AFL-CIO$2,000
Mink, Pac$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$42,902
Source:Follow the Money


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


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denny Coffman (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 6
Succeeded by