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Derek Kawakami
Derek Kawakami.jpg
Hawaii House of Representatives District 14
In office
April 4, 2011-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$57,852/year
Per diem$175/day off Oahu; $10/day on Oahu
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 4, 2011
Appointed byNeil Abercrombie
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sChaminade University
ProfessionAssistant Operations Manager, Big Save, Incorporated
Derek Kawakami is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2011.

Kawakami was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie on April 4, 2011, to replace Hermina Morita (D).[1]

Committee assignments


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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce, Vice Chair
Energy & Environmental Protection
Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs
Water & Land


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Derek S.K. Kawakami was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Jonathan K. Hoomanawanui was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kawakami defeated Hoomanawanui in the general election.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek S.K. Kawakami Incumbent 76.4% 5,617
     Republican Jonathan K. Hoomanawanui 23.6% 1,736
Total Votes 7,353


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kawakami won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 14. Kawakami ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kawakami is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kawakami raised a total of $37,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.[7]

Derek Kawakami's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State House, District 14 Won $37,405
Grand Total Raised $37,405


Kawakami won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kawakami raised a total of $37,405.


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Hawaii

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In 2014, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 15 through May 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."


In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature was in session from January 16 to May 3.[9]

Legislators are scored on their "support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hermina Morita (D)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 14
April 2011–present
Succeeded by