Ed Case

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Ed Case
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Hawaii
Prior offices
U.S. House
Hawaii House of Representatives
1994 - 2002
High schoolHawai‘i Preparatory Academy (1970)
Bachelor'sWilliams College (1975)
J.D.University of California/Hastings College of Law (1981)
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Ed Case was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii. Case was defeated by Mazie Hirono in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[1]



  • 1981: University of California/Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, J.D.
  • 1975: Williams College, BA
  • 1970: Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Kamuela




See also: United States Senate special election in Hawaii, 2014

In December 2012, Case applied for appointment to Daniel Inouye's U.S. Senate seat following the Senator's death on December 17, 2012. On December 26, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) named his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz, to fill the vacancy. Although he was not appointed, Case could still potentially run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014.[3][4]


See also: United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2012

Case ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Hawaii. He was seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[5] Case ran against Michael Gillespie , Antonio Gimbernat, Mazie Hirono, Arturo Reyes, and Steve Tataii in the Democratic primary. Case was defeated by Mazie Hirono in the Democratic primary on August 11, 2012.[1] Candidates John Carroll, Charles Collins, John Roco, Linda Lingle, and Eddie Pirkowski ran in the Republican primary. The primary election took place on August 11, 2012.



Mazie Hirono v. Ed Case
Poll Mazie Hirono Ed CaseDon't KnowMargin of ErrorSample Size
The Benenson Strategy Group
(June 19-21 2012)
Civil Beat Surveys
(July 31 - August 2, 2012)
AVERAGES 49.5% 42.5% 8.5% +/-3.6
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Case is married to his wife Audrey. Together they have four children, each with two from their previous marriages.[6]

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