Gary Hooser

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Gary Hooser
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Hawaii State Senate District 7
Former member
In office
2002-July 16, 2010
ProfessionBusiness ownder
Gary Hooser (b. January 19, 1954) was a Democratic state senator in the Hawaii State Senate, representing the 7th district. Hooser was serving as Senate Majority Leader when he resigned. Hooser was a 2010 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.[1] He lost in the primary, coming in fourth.

Hooser was on the Kauai County Council from 1998 to 2002. He joined the Hawaii State Senate in 2002 and served in that position until he resigned in July 2010. He also was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives, District 2, Hawaii, in 2006. He has been Senate Majority Leader since 2007, representing the 7th district.

Hooser is the founder/owner of Wai'oli Properties, Incorporated. He is also Vice-President of Loomis-ISC. In addition, he is President and co-founder of H and S Publishing.

Hooser did Professional Studies in Public Administration. He attended Hawaii Entrepreneur Training and Development Institute in 1978. He went on to receive his AA from Kauai Community College in 1990. He then earned his BA from the University of Hawaii West Oahu in 1996.



See also: Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

Hooser did not secure the Democratic Party nomination during the primary election. Brian Schatz, instead, won the primary election, and went on to win in the general election.


On November 4, 2008, Hooser won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 7th Senate District. Hooser received 18,994 votes in the election, defeating JoAnne Georgi (R), who received 6,041 votes. Additionally, 2,451 "Blank" and 11 "Over" votes were cast in the election.[2] Hooser raised $89,656 for his campaign; Georgi raised $3,400.[3]

Hawaii State Senate, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Hooser (D) 18,994 69.1%
JoAnne Georgi (R) 6,041 22.0%
Blank 2,451 8.9%
Over 11 0.0%

Campaign donors


In 2008, Hooser collected $89,656 in campaign donations.[4] The five largest contributors to his campaign were:

Donor Amount
Plumbers and Pipefitters $4,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $3,850
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $3,750
Peter Q. Robson $3,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association $2,300


Hooser and his wife, Claudette, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hawaii State Senate - District 7
2002–July 2010
Succeeded by
Ronald Kouchi