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Brian Taniguchi
Brian Taniguchi.jpg
Hawaii State Senate District 10
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii House of Representatives
1980 - 1994
Education
High schoolRoosevelt High School (1969)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa (1973)
J.D.University of Hawaii (1978)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 7, 1951
Place of birthHonolulu, Hawaii
ProfessionConsultant
CandidateVerification
Brian Tanaguchi (b. November 7, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Taniguchi served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1980 to 1994.

Biography

Taniguchi earned his B.A. from the University of Hawaii - Manoa in 1973 and his J.D. from Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 1978.

Taniguchi's professional experience includes working as a Law Clerk for Judge Hiroshi Kato, working as Research Aide for Governor John Burns from 1971 to 1972, working as a private practice attorney from 1980 to 1989, and working as Legal Counsel/Corporate/Marketing Attorney for the City Bank and International Savings and Loan from 1988 to 2005. He has been a Consultant for Central Pacific Bank from 2005 to the present. He is also currently Director of Koga Engineering and Construction.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Taniguchi served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Taniguchi won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 11. Taniguchi defeated incumbent Carol Fukunaga in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Larry Fenton (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Hawaii State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Taniguchi Incumbent 80.4% 15,639
     Republican Larry Fenton 19.6% 3,806
Total Votes 19,445


Hawaii State Senate, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Taniguchi Incumbent 55.4% 6,527
Carol Fukunaga Incumbent 44.6% 5,254
Total Votes 11,781

2010

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010

Taniguchi won re-election to the 10th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. Taniguchi defeated Eric Marshall (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Hawaii State Senate, District 10
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Taniguchi (D) 10,398 69.0%
Eric Marshall (R) 3,439 22.8%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Taniguchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 10th Senate District. Taniguchi ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $91,842 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Taniguchi is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Taniguchi raised a total of $424,610 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[6]

Brian Taniguchi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 11 Won $67,645
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 10 Won $83,619
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $70,253
2006 Hawaii State Senate, District 10 Won $91,842
2004 Hawaii State Senate, District 10 Not up for election $61,560
2002 Hawaii State Senate, District 10 Won $34,123
2000 Hawaii State Senate, District 11 Won $15,568
Grand Total Raised $424,610

2012

Taniguchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $67,645.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Taniguchi's campaign in 2012
Hawaii Association of Realtors$2,500
Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters$2,300
Unite Here! Local 5$2,000
Outrigger Enterprises$1,500
Carpenters & Joiners$1,200
Total Raised in 2012$67,645
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Taniguchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $83,619.

2008

Taniguchi was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $70,253.

2006

Taniguchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $91,842.

2004

Taniguchi was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $61,560.

2002

Taniguchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $34,123.

2000

Taniguchi won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Taniguchi raised a total of $15,568.

Scorecards

Hawaii Grassroot Institute

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

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

Personal

Taniguchi and his wife, Janice, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carol Fukunaga (D)
Hawaii State Senate District 11
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii State Senate District 10
1994–2012
Succeeded by
Les Ihara, Jr. (D)