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Brickwood Galuteria
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Hawaii State Senate District 12
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 7
Senate Majority Leader
2011 - Present
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal website
Campaign website
Brickwood Galuteria is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He currently serves as Majority Leader.

Galuteria was Chairman for the Democratic Party of Hawaii from 2004 to 2006.


Galuteria attended Pacific University and graduated in 1974.

Galuteria's professional experience includes working as Television Show Host of Treasures, Performer at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Founder of Noeau Consulting, Limited Liability Company, Spokesperson for Mike McKennas Windward Ford, Broadcaster for KCCN-FM 100, Tour Director/Account Executive for Hawaiian Airlines, Broadcaster for Hawaiian 105 KINE, Television Show Host of Hawaiis Kitchen, Spokesperson for the Bank of Hawaii, Morning Show Host for AM940 KKNE, and Broadcaster for KCCN 1420AM.

Committee assignments

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection, Vice Chair
Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs
Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs, Chair


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


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



See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Galuteria won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 12. Galuteria ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Liz Larson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2][3]

Hawaii State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrickwood Galuteria Incumbent 64.8% 9,134
     Republican Liz Larson 35.2% 4,963
Total Votes 14,097


On November, 4, 2008, Galuteria won election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 12th Senate District. Galuteria received 6,618 votes in the election, defeating Gordon Trimble (R), who received 5,922 votes. Additionally, 1,742 "Blank" votes and 17 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[4] Galuteria raised $147,890 for his campaign; Trimble raised $91,196.[5]

Hawaii State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brickwood Galuteria (D) 6,618 46.3%
Gordon Trimble (R) 5,922 41.4%
Blank 1,013 12.2%
Over 17 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Galuteria is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Galuteria raised a total of $276,903 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[6]

Brickwood Galuteria's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 12 Won $112,513
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $16,500
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 12 Won $147,890
Grand Total Raised $276,903


Galuteria won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Galuteria raised a total of $112,513.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brickwood Galuteria's campaign in 2012
Hawaii Operating Engineers$4,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters$4,000
Radcliffe, John H$3,500
Morris, George A (Red)$3,500
Painters Local 1791$3,400
Total Raised in 2012$112,513
Source:Follow the Money


Galuteria was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Galuteria raised a total of $16,500.


Galuteria won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Galuteria raised a total of $147,890.


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

2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 0%


Galuteria and his wife, Abigail, have five children.

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