Aaron Johanson

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Aaron Johanson
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 31
In office
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 5
Minority Whip, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Aaron Ling Johanson is a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 31 since 2012. He previously represented District 32 from 2010 to 2012. He has served as House Minority Whip since 2011.

Johanson previously worked as a legislative analyst for state Rep. Lynn Finnegan during the 2005 and 2010 legislative sessions; he was also deputy chief of staff for former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona. He currently serves on the Legislative Federal Economic Stimulus Program Oversight Commission for Hawaii. Before becoming active in Hawaiian state politics, he held several political jobs in Washington, D.C. Johanson was Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Mint, and Director of Schedule C Appointments and Deputy Associate Director of the White House personnel office. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Yale University.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johanson won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 31. Johanson ran unopposed in the August 11 Republican primary and defeated Lei Sharsh (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAaron Johanson Incumbent 65.2% 4,017
     Democratic Lei Sharsh 34.8% 2,143
Total Votes 6,160


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johanson had no opposition in the September 18 primary. He defeated Lei Sharsh in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Aaron Johnson (D) 3,304 52.2%
Lei Sharsh (R) 2,553 40.3%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Johanson raised $62,147 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Johanson, Cynthia Ling $2,000
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $2,000
Hawaii Republican Party $2,000
Sanpei, Charles H $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Ichiyama (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 31
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lynn Finnegan (R)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 32
Succeeded by
Linda Ichiyama (D)