Corinne Ching

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Corinne Ching
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 27
Former Member
In office
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Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa, 1990
Date of birthAugust 31, 1961
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
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Corinne Ching is a former Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing the 27th District from 2002 to 2012. She is the Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Ching was an Instructor in Kumon from 1998-2002, teacher at Ma'emae Elementary from 1992-2002, and Legislative Aide to Representative David Pendleton from 1999-2000. She has also worked as an Administrative Assistant at Seagull Schools Early Education Center, Community Liaison for Representative Quentin Kewananakoa, and teacher of English as a Second Language.

She is a member of many organizations, including the Caledonian Society of Hawaii, Catholic Women's Guild, Center for Arts, Chinatown Lion's Club, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Community Coalition for Neighborhood Safety, and the Go For Broke Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ching ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 27. Ching defeated Brian Kim in the August 11 Republican primary and was defeated by Takashi Ohno (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTakashi Ohno 57.5% 4,843
     Republican Corinne Ching Incumbent 42.5% 3,573
Total Votes 8,416
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCorinne Ching Incumbent 80.5% 866
Brian Kim 19.5% 210
Total Votes 1,076


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ching won re-election to the 27th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Lynn Vasquez ran against her on the Democratic ticket for this seat.[5]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Corinne Ching (R) 4,646 65.4%
Lynn Vasquez (D) 1,945 27.4%


On November 4, 2008, Ching won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 27th District, defeating Sesnita Moepono (D). Ching received 4,092 votes in the election while Moepono received 3,443 votes.[6] Ching raised $29,381 for her campaign; Moepono raised $59,345.[7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Corinne Ching (R) 4,092 51.6%
Sesnita Moepono (D) 3,443 43.4%
Blank 381 4.8%
Over 11 0.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ching raised $19,335 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Linda Lingle Campaign Cmte $2,000
Hawaii Association Of Realtors $1,900
Hawaii Medical Association $1,400
Kawanananakoa, Abigail $1,000


In 2008, Ching collected $29,381 in campaign contributions.[9] The six largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hawaii Republican Party $2,000
Linda Lingle Campaign Committee $2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $1,900
Philip Morris $1,000
Susan Wong $1,000
Hawaii Medical Association $1,000


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.[10] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Ching received a total score of 40%. Here are the scores Ching received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii House Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
63% 29% 17% 67% 17% 0%

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Preceded by
Hawaii House District 27
Succeeded by
Takashi Ohno (D)