Calvin Say

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Calvin Say
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 20
Incumbent
In office
1976-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 38
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker Emeritus, Hawaii State House of Representatives
2013-present
Speaker, Hawaii State House of Representatives
1999-2012
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii-Manoa, 1974
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1952
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionChristian
CandidateVerification
Calvin Say is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976. He currently serves as the Speaker Emeritus. He served as Speaker of the House from 1999 until 2012. 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]

Biography

Say's professional experience includes working as President of Kotake Shokai, Limited from 1980-2006, and as Secretary at Tokyo Bento Nichiyo.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Say won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 20. Say defeated Dwight Synan in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Julia Allen (R), Keiko Bonk (G) and Joseph Heukulani (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Say Incumbent 56.9% 5,704
     Green Keiko Bonk 31.3% 3,143
     Republican Julia Allen 11.8% 1,179
Total Votes 10,026


Hawaii House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCalvin Say Incumbent 80.5% 4,695
Dwight Synan 19.5% 1,134
Total Votes 5,829

2010

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.[6]

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%

2008

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.[7] Say raised $44,250 for his campaign; Allen raised $398.[8]

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Say raised $60,229 in contributions. [9]

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

2008

In 2008, Say collected $44,250 in campaign contributions.[10] 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

Personal

Say and his wife, Cora, have two children, Geoffrey and Jared.[11]

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

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1976–present
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