Sam Puletasi

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Sam Puletasi
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Former candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
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Last electionAugust 9, 2014
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Sam Puletasi was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in the 2014 elections.[1]

Puletasi was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 40 of the Hawaii House of Representatives.



See also: Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Puletasi ran for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. Puletasi sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 9.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Democratic primary - August 9, 2014

Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngShan Tsutsui Incumbent 53.7% 120,779
Clayton Hee 36.1% 81,255
Mary Zanakis 8.1% 18,174
Miles Shiratori 1.2% 2,593
Sam Puletasi 0.9% 2,126
Total Votes 224,927
Election Results via Hawaii Division of Elections.


Hawaii Lieutenant Governor, Democratic Primary
Poll Shan Tsutsui* Clayton HeeMary ZanakisMiles ShiratoriUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Hawaii News Now Poll
July 2014
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See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Puletasi ran in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 40. Puletasi was defeated by Chris Kalani Manabat in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Kalani Manabat 28.9% 783
Rose Martinez 21.5% 582
Romy Mindo 20.4% 553
Kurt Fevella 18.6% 503
Sam Puletasi 5.3% 144
Joe Rattner 5.2% 141
Total Votes 2,706

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