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David Ige
David Ige.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Hawaii
Date of primaryAugust 9, 2014
Current office
Hawaii State Senate District 16
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
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 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa (1979)
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii - Manoa (1985)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1957
Place of birthHonolulu, Hawaii
ProfessionProject Manager, R. A. Ige and Associates
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Ige (b. January 15, 1957) is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He currently serves as the State Senate Technology Leader.

Ige served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1986 to 1993.

Ige is as a candidate for Governor of Hawaii in 2014.[1][2] He is challenging incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary election on August 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Ige earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1979 and his M.B.A. in Decision Sciences/Finance in 1985.

Ige's professional experience includes working as an Electronics Engineer/Analyst for Pacific Analysis Corporation, Senior Administrator for General Telephone and Electronics Hawaiian Telephone from 1981 to 1999, Project Manager for Pihana Pacific, Limited Liability Company, from 1999 to 2001, Vice President of Engineering for Net Enterprise, Incorporated from 2001 to 2002 and Project Manager for R. A. Ige and Associates, Incorporated since 2003.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014

Ige is running for election to the office of Governor of Hawaii. He is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary election against incumbent Neil Abercrombie on August 9, 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Race background

Democratic incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie is seeking re-election in 2014. The first term chief executive is running on tenterhooks for his second term. With wavering approval numbers, key endorsement losses and the emergence of formidable challengers in both the primary and general election, Abercrombie's prospects heading into the August 9 primary are uncertain. In June, Real Clear Politics rated the race as a "Toss-Up."[3] Around the same time, the Cook Political Report gave the Hawaii Governor's race a "Solid Democratic" rating.[4]

Abercrombie will face a strong challenger in the August primary: State Sen. David Ige. A state lawmaker in Hawaii since 1986, Ige has represented district 16 in the state senate for nearly two decades and currently chairs the chamber's Ways and Means Committee. Ige's campaign has been endorsed by ex-governors Ben Cayetano and George Ariyoshi, both considered former allies of Abercrombie, as well as the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA).[5][6]

The apparent defections of Cayetano and Ariyoshi could stem from Abercrombie's controversial decision in December 2012 to appoint his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz (D), to fill the open Senate seat left by the death of veteran U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye (D). Abercrombie denied Inouye's deathbed wish that U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa be appointed to succeed him, tapping Schatz instead.[7][8] Abercrombie was required to appoint one of three individuals submitted by the state party of the incumbent, and Hanabusa - in addition to being Inouye's stated preference - had topped the list of early contenders, therefore the governor's call angered some members of the party.[9][10][11] After the announcement that she had been picked over for the Senate post, Hanabusa considered a bid to take on Abercrombie for re-election in 2014.[12][13] Although Hanabusa ultimately decided to pursue a full term in Inouye's seat in the 2014 election, there could be residual ill-will among some of Hawaii's Democratic elite toward Abercrombie as he approaches a possible second term.

In the months leading up to the June 3 candidate filing deadline, Abercrombie's campaign appeared to be in jeopardy. Despite securing the endorsement of fellow Democrat and Hawaii-native President Barack Obama, roughly half of the polls showed the incumbent trailing Ige in the Democratic primary.[14]

Even more alarming to Abercrombie is the candidacy of former Hawaii Lieutenant Governor and 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Duke Aiona. Aiona launched his second consecutive bid for the governor's office in early 2014. He hopes to stage a general election re-match with Abercrombie, who beat him four years ago this upcoming November. Recent polls have underscored the threat Aiona's presence in the race poses to Abercrombie's re-election chances.[14]

The last time a sitting Hawaii Governor ran for re-election and failed was in 1962.[15] Republican William Francis Quinn was Hawaii's first governor as well as its first and only lame duck governor. Quinn sought re-election in 1962, but voters went instead with his Democratic opponent, John Anthony Burns.


Endorsements

Ige's 2014 gubernatorial campaign has been endorsed by:

  • Former HI Gov. Ben Cayetano[16]
  • Former HI Gov. George Ariyoshi[16]
  • The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA)[17]

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Ige won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 15. Ige ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Mike Greco (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[18][19][20]

Hawaii State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Ige Incumbent 79.3% 14,156
     Republican Mike Greco 20.7% 3,705
Total Votes 17,861

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ige won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 16th Senate District. Ige ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $21,595 for his campaign.[21]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ige is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Ige raised a total of $189,573 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 25, 2013.[22]

David Ige's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Won $75,760
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $18,028
2008 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Won $21,595
2006 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $4,750
2004 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Won $24,675
2002 Hawaii State Senate, District 16 Won $20,515
1998 Hawaii State Senate, District 17 Won $24,250
Grand Total Raised $189,573

2012

Ige won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $75,760.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Ige's campaign in 2012
Anheuser-Busch$2,826
Hawaii Association of Realtors$2,800
Outrigger Enterprises$2,000
Hawaii Government Employees Association$2,000
American Resort Development Association (ARDA-ROC)$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$75,760
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ige was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $18,028.

2008

Ige won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $21,595.

2006

Ige was not up for election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $4,750.

2004

Ige won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $24,675.

2002

Ige won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $20,515.

1998

Ige won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Ige raised a total of $24,250.

Scorecards

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.[23] The Institute observed state legislators' votes on issues involving taxes, spending, scope of government, business climate, and raids on special funds. Ige received a total score of 24%. Here are the scores Ige received based on specific categories.

2010 Hawaii Senate Legislative Scorecard
Taxes Business climate Spending Individual liberty Raids Scope of government
37% 13% 0% 67% 16% 0%

Personal

Ige and his wife, Dawn, have three children.

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References

  1. 2013/07/09/hawaii-gov-abercrombie-gets-a-primary-challenger/ The Washington Post, Hawaii Gov. Abercrombie gets a primary challenger, July 9, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hawaii Division of Elections, "2014 Primary Candidate List: Uncertified," printed April 11, 2014
  3. Real Clear Politics, "2014 Governor Races, Ratings Map," accessed June 30, 2014
  4. Cook Political Report, "2014 Governors Race Ratings," May 16, 2014
  5. khon2.com, "HSTA endorses David Ige for governor," February 16, 2014
  6. The Star Advertiser, "Abercrombie loses support of former ally Cayetano," November 17, 2013
  7. Washington Post, "Gov. Abercrombie to appoint Inouye’s replacement," December 17, 2012
  8. The Washington Post, "Hawaii governor picks Brian Schatz for Inouye’s seat," December 26, 2012
  9. WMTW.com, "Inouye gave preference for successor before he died," December 18, 2012
  10. CBS news, "Inouye replacement to be named Wednesday," December 24, 2012
  11. Civil Beat, "Inouye's Last Wish Is Abercrombie's Biggest Burden," December 24, 2012
  12. The Hill, "Source: Hanabusa receiving 'a lot of pressure' to run against Abercrombie," December 27, 2012
  13. KHON2, "EXCLUSIVE: Hanabusa says 2014 run for governor, Senate, House all on table," January 14, 2013
  14. 14.0 14.1 Honolulu Civil Beat, "Ige Holds Healthy Lead Over Abercrombie in Hawaii Governor’s Race," June 12, 2014
  15. Honolulu Civil Beat, "Ige Holds Healthy Lead Over Abercrombie in Hawaii Governor’s Race," June 12, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 The Star Advertiser, "Abercrombie loses support of former ally Cayetano," November 17, 2013
  17. khon2.com, "HSTA endorses David Ige for governor," February 16, 2014
  18. civilbeat.com, " Unofficial 2012 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 24, 2014
  19. Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 24, 2014
  20. Hawaii Secretary of State, "Official 2012 General election results," accessed March 24, 2014
  21. Follow The Money, "Campaign funds," accessed March 24, 2014
  22. followthemoney.org, "Ige, David," accessed June 25, 2013
  23. Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, "2010 Legislative Score Card," accessed October 23, 2013
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