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Sharon Har
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 42
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Majority Whip
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMount Holyoke College, 1990
J.D.John Marshall Law School, 1997
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sharon Har is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She has served as State House Majority Whip since 2013.

Biography

Har's professional experience includes working as an Attorney with Bays, Deaver, Lung, Rose and Holma, an aide to Mazie K Hirono, Lieutenant Governor of Hawai'i, Law Clerk to Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo, First Circuit Court and intern in the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Judiciary, Vice Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Har 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Sharon E. Har defeated Nicole Ferguson and Michael Golojuch in the Democratic primary, while Suk Moses was unopposed in the Republican primary. Har will face Moses in the general election.[1][2]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSharon E. Har Incumbent 72.3% 2,883
Nicole Ferguson 18.5% 738
Michael Golojuch 9.2% 367
Total Votes 3,988

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Har won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 42. Har ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Marissa Capelouto (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Har Incumbent 73.5% 6,251
     Republican Marissa Capelouto 26.5% 2,257
Total Votes 8,508

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Har won re-election to the 40th District seat in 2010. She defeated Michael Doyle in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Marissa Capelouto ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Har (D) 6,170 65.1%
Marisa Capelouto (R) 2,994 31.6%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Har won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 40th District, defeating Jack Legal (R). Har received 7,294 votes in the election while Legal received 3,348 votes.[7] Har raised $52,175 for her campaign; Legal raised $34,645.[8]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Har (D) 7,294 66.1%
Jack Legal (R) 3,348 30.3%
Blank 389 3.5%
Over 4 0.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Har is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Har raised a total of $213,836 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[9]

Sharon Har's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 42 Won $57,397
2010 Hawaii State House, District 40 Won $52,301
2008 Hawaii State House, District 40 Won $52,175
2006 Hawaii State House, District 40 Won $51,963
Grand Total Raised $213,836

2012

Har won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Har raised a total of $57,397.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Har's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$3,850
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Showe, Kevin M$2,000
Friends of Jerry Chang$1,900
Radcliffe, John H$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$57,397
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Har won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Har raised a total of $52,301.

2008

Har won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Har raised a total of $52,175.

2006

Har won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Har raised a total of $51,963.

Scorecards

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

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2014

In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Har received a total score of 5%. Here are the scores Har received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
7% 0% 0% 67% 0% 0%

Personal

Har is a Coordinator for the Aloha United Way, Executive Secretary of the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Alliance of Funds for New York City Public Education, Coordinator of the Hawaii Blood Bank, Director of the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce and President of the Korean American Bar Association Hawaii.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rida Cabanilla (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 42
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 40
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Bob McDermott (R)