Calvin Say

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Calvin Say
Calvin Say.jpg
Hawaii House of Representatives District 20
In office
Term ends
January 19, 2013
Years in position 38
Speaker, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii-Manoa, 1974
Date of birthFebruary 1, 1952
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
Office website
Calvin Say is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the 20th District since 1977. He has been Speaker of the House since 1999. He narrowly won the leadership position in 2011 when a rift between old-line and progressive Democrats left members divided over their choice for Speaker.[1]

Say was President of Kotake Shokai, Limited from 1980-2006, and a Secretary at Tokyo Bento Nichiyo.

He is a member of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation Board of Directors, and President/Executive Committee, National Speaker's Conference.[2]



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Say is running in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 20. Say is running against Dwight Synan in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012. Julia Allen is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Say won re-election to the 20th District Seat in 2010. Say defeated Dwight Synan in the September 18 primary. The primary election took place on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Julia Allen ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 20 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Say (D) 5,907 70.3%
Julia Allen (R) 2,086 24.8%


On November 4, 2008, Say won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 20th District, defeating Julia Allen (R). Say received 7,129 votes in the election while Allen received 1,916 votes.[5] Say raised $44,250 for his campaign; Allen raised $398.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Calvin Say (D) 7,129 73.5%
Julia Allen (R) 1,916 19.7%
Blank 652 6.7%
Over 6 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Say raised $60,229 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Hawaii Medical Association $2,000
Monsanto $2,000
Mccrory, Lynn P $2,000
Hiraki, Randal M $2,000


In 2008, Say collected $44,250 in campaign contributions.[8] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Soon Moon Park $2,000
Reynolds American $2,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters $2,000
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000
Jay R. Kadowaki $2,000

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