Denny Coffman

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Denny Coffman
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 5
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBusiness Administration
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Denny Coffman is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Coffman's professional experience includes working as owner of a small retail business.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy & Environmental Protection
Tourism
Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs
Water & Land

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Coffman won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 5. He defeated Leolani Lagat Oyama in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Dave Bateman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Coffman Incumbent 67.5% 5,464
     Republican Dave Bateman 32.5% 2,631
Total Votes 8,095


Hawaii House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Coffman Incumbent 67.9% 2,462
Leolani Lagat Oyama 32.1% 1,164
Total Votes 3,626

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Coffman won re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Rebecca Leau ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Denny Coffman (D) 3,538 49.8%
Rebecca Leau (R) 3,281 46.2%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Coffman won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 6th District, defeating Andy Smith (R). Coffman received 4,520 votes in the election while Smith received 4,378 votes.[5] Coffman raised $25,439 for his campaign; Smith raised $43,997.[6]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Denny Coffman (D) 4,520 47.6%
Andy Smith (R) 4,378 46.1%
Blank 587 6.2%
Over 10 0.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Coffman is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Coffman raised a total of $95,433 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[7]

Denny Coffman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 5 Won $32,647
2010 Hawaii State House, District 6 Won $37,347
2008 Hawaii State House, District 6 Won $25,439
Grand Total Raised $95,433

2012

Coffman won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Coffman raised a total of $32,647.
Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Denny Coffman's campaign in 2012
Hawaii State Teachers Association$2,500
Hawaii Laborers & Employers Coop & Ed TF$2,000
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745$1,750
Honua Group$1,500
Unite Here! Local 5$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$32,647
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Coffman won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Coffman raised a total of $37,347.

2008

Coffman won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Coffman raised a total of $25,439.

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

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

Personal

Coffman and his wife, Bonnie, have two daughters, Amy and Katie, and one grandchild, Bryce.[9]

He is the Founding Director of Community Enterprises, and a member of the La'aloa Connector Road Advisory Group.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Herkes (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 5
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 6
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Nicole Lowen (D)