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|State =Hawaii
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|Office=Governor
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|Office type = Partisan
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|Office website = http://hawaii.gov/gov
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|Budget =  4,335,171
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|Budget year = 2013-2014
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|Term limits =2 consecutive terms
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|Length of term =4 years
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|Authority =[[Article V, Hawaii Constitution|Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]
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|Current officeholder =Neil Abercrombie
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|Assumed office = December 6, 2010
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|Compensation = 117,312
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|Next election =[[Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election= November 2, 2010
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|Other offices =[[Governor of Hawaii|Governor]]•[[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor]]•[[Attorney General of Hawaii|Attorney General]]•[[Hawaii Director of Finance|Director of Finance]]•[[Hawaii Auditor|Auditor]]•[[Hawaii Superintendent of Education|Superintendent of Education]]•[[Hawaii Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]]•[[Hawaii Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs|Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs]]•[[Hawaii Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources|Chairperson of Land and Natural Resources]]•[[Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations|Director of Labor and Industrial Relations]]•[[Hawaii Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]]}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Governor of the State of Hawaii''', also called '''Ke Kiaaina o Hawaii''', is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the highest state office in Hawaii. It is a directly elected position, votes being cast by popular suffrage of residents of the state. The [[governor]] of Hawaii is elected by a plurality and is limited to two four-year terms.
  
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==Current officeholder==
  
The '''Governor of the State of Hawaii''', also called '''Ke Kiaaina o Hawaii''', is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in Hawaii.
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The 7th and current governor of Hawaii is [[Democrat]] [[Neil Abercrombie]], elected in November 2010 and sworn in on December 6, 2010. Before becoming governor, Abercrombie represented Hawaii's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1990 to 2010. He was a member of the [[Hawaii House of Representatives]] from 1975 to 1979 and the [[Hawaii Senate]] from 1979 to 1986. He has also served on the Honolulu City Council (1988-1990). Abercrombie holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a bachelor's degree from Union College.<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/gov/about/governors-bio/neil-abercrombie.html ''Office of the Governor of Hawaii'', "Bio of Neil Abercrombie," accessed September 19, 2011.]</ref>
  
It is a directly elected position, votes being cast by popular suffrage of residents of the state.  The [[governor]] of Hawaii is limited to two four-year terms.
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==Authority==
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The [[Hawaii Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the office of the governor in [[Article V, Hawaii Constitution|Article V, the Executive Department]].
  
==Current officer==
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'''[[Article V, Hawaii Constitution|Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]'''
  
The 7th and current governor of Hawaii is [[Democrat]] [[Neil Abercrombie]], elected in November 2010 and sworn in on December 6, 2010.
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''The executive power of the State shall be vested in a governor.''
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His wife, Nancie Caraway, is the First Lady of Hawaii.
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==Qualifications==
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A governor is:
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* required to be at least 30 years old,
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* required to have been a resident of Hawaii for five consecutive years previous to election,
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* barred from other professions or paid positions during the term.
  
==Authority==
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'''[[Article V, Hawaii Constitution|Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1]]'''
  
The [[Hawaii Constitution|state Constitution]] addresses the office of the governor in [[Article V, Hawaii Constitution|Article V, the Executive Department]].
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Under Article V, Section II:
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''The executive power of the State shall be vested in a governor.''
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''No person shall be eligible for the office of governor unless the person shall be a qualified voter, have attained the age of thirty years and have been a resident of this State for five years immediately preceding the person's election.
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The governor shall not hold any other office or employment of profit under the State or the United States during the governor's term of office. '
 
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==Election==
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==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Governor#Gubernatorial election cycles by state|Gubernatorial election cycles by state]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Governor#Election of governors|Election of governors]]''
  
 
Hawaii elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all gubernatorial election years.
 
Hawaii elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all gubernatorial election years.
  
Hawaii's Governor is not only the youngest chief executive's office in the United States, by date, it is tied with [[Governor of Alaska|Alaska]] as the earliest inaugural date in the nation. Legally, the inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election. Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.
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Hawaii's governor is not only the youngest chief executive's office in the United States, by date, it is tied with [[Governor of Alaska|Alaska]] as the earliest inaugural date in the nation. The inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election. Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.
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[[Hawaii]] is one of only three states, the others being [[Governor of New Jersey|New Jersey]] and [[Governor of Tennessee|Tennessee]], where the governor is the only statewide elected office.
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===Term limits===
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:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]]''
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Hawaii governors are restricted to two consecutive terms in office, after which they must wait one term before being eligible to run again.
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[[Article V, Hawaii Constitution#Section 1|'''Hawaii Constitution, Section V, Section 1''']]
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===Partisan composition===
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The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of Hawaii State Governors from 1992-2013.<br>
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[[File:Governor of Hawaii Partisanship.PNG]]
  
 
==Vacancies==
 
==Vacancies==
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:: ''See also: [[How gubernatorial vacancies are filled]]''
  
The [[Hawaii Lieutenant Governor|Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii]] becomes acting governor upon the governor's absence from the state or disability from discharging duties.
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Details of vacancies are addressed under [[Article V, Hawaii Constitution#Section 4|Article V, Section 4]] of the [[Hawaii Constitution]].
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The [[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii|Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii]] becomes acting governor upon the governor's absence from the state or disability from discharging duties, either temporarily or permanently.
  
 
==Duties==
 
==Duties==
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Unlike all but two other states in the union ([[Tennessee]] and [[New Jersey]]), the only elected state office in [[Hawaii]] is the governor. In keeping with his unusual stature, the governor has a wide-reaching authority stronger than many other governors in the U.S. The administrative powers of the Hawaii executive are more centralized than that of most other states with little authority devolved to the county, and unlike other states there are no local school districts.
  
Unlike all but two other states in the Union ([[Tennessee]] and [[New Jersey]]), Hawaii has only one elected statewide officer in the Governor of Hawaii. Also, the Governor of Hawaii has wide-reaching authority comparably stronger than the other governors in the Union;  administrative powers are more centralized than that of most other states with little authority devolved to the county, and unlike other states there are no local school districts.  
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It is because of this central authority that the governor of Hawaii is locally considered one of the most powerful governors in the [[United States]]. The governorship of Hawaii has often been characterized by the ''Honolulu Advertiser'', ''Honolulu Star-Bulletin'' and various other local media as an "elected monarchy" referring to the most current governors as "King Ben" and "Queen Linda" in headlines during their tenures. Included within the governor's sphere of jurisdiction is the power to appoint all judges of the various courts within the Hawaii judicial system, subject to the approval of the [[Hawaii Senate]].
  
It is because of this central authority that the Governor of Hawaii is locally considered one of the most powerful governors in the [[United States]]. The governorship of Hawaii has often been characterized by the ''Honolulu Advertiser'', ''Honolulu Star-Bulletin'' and various other local media as an "elected monarchy" referring to the most current governors as "King Ben" and "Queen Linda" in headlines during their tenures. Included within the governor's sphere of jurisdiction is the power to appoint all judges of the various courts within the Hawaii judicial system, subject to [[Hawaii State Senate|Senatorial]] approval.
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The governor is responsible for enforcing laws passed by the [[Hawaii State Legislature|Hawaii State Legislature]] and upholding rulings of the state judiciary. He is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Hawaii and has the power to use them to execute laws, suppress insurrection and violence and repel invasion. The governor is the chief executive of the [[Hawaii|State of Hawaii]] and its various agencies and departments, as provided for in the [[Hawaii Constitution]], Article V, Sections 1 through 6.
  
The governor is responsible for enforcing laws passed by the [[Hawaii State Legislature|Hawaii State Legislature]] and upholding rulings of the Hawaii State Judiciary. The role includes being commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Hawaii and having the power to use those forces to execute laws, suppress insurrection and violence and repel invasion. The Hawaiian Governor is the chief executive of the [[Hawaii|State of Hawaii]] and its various agencies and departments, as provided in the [[Hawaii Constitution|Hawaii State Constitution]] Article V, Sections 1 through 6.
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The state of Hawaii does not have fixed cabinet positions and departments. By law, the governor has the power to create his or her cabinet and departments as needed as long as the executive department is composed of no more than twenty bodies and cabinet members. He is also empowered to remove cabinet officers at will, with the exception of the [[Attorney General of Hawaii]], who must be removed by an act of the [[Hawaii State Senate|Hawaii State Senate]].
  
The State of Hawaii does not have fixed cabinet positions and departments. By law, the Governor of Hawaii has the power to create his or her cabinet and departments as needed as long as the executive department is composed of no more than twenty bodies and cabinet members. The Governor of Hawaii is also empowered to remove cabinet officers at will, with the exception of the Attorney General of Hawaii, who must be removed by an act of the [[Hawaii State Senate|Hawaii State Senate]].
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Other duties and privileges of the office include:
  
==Requirements==
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* Issuing pardons, reprieves, commutations, and forgiving fines and forfeitures.  With legislative approval, the governor may also grants pardons for impeachment and restore civil rights suspended subsequent to a conviction from another state.
  
A governor is:
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* Appointing an Administrative Director who serves at the Governor's pleasure.
  
* required to be at least 30 years old,
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==Divisions==
* required to have been a resident of Hawaii for five consecutive years previous to election,
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*Executive Administration
* barred from other professions or paid positions during the term.
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*Communications
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*Policy
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*Constituent Services
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*Boards & Commissions
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*Washington Place
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*Operations
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*Office of Collective Bargaining<ref>[http://hawaii.gov/gov/about/staff-and-cabinet ''Office of the Governor of Hawaii'', "Staff and Cabinet," accessed September 19, 2011.]</ref>
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==State budget==
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The Office of Governor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $4,335,171. Fiscal year 2014-2015 will be $3,468,599.<ref>[http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=200&year=2013 ''Hawaii State Legislature,'' "H.B. No. 200 Fiscal Biennium 2013-2015," accesseed June 28, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]] and [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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At one point, the Hawaiian Constitution dealt directly with the compensation of both the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor.  However, Article V, Section 3 was repealed by HB 1917 (2006) and the election held Nov 7, 2006.
  
As of 2010, the Governor of Hawaii is paid [http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Hawaii_state_government_salary $117,312 a year].
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===2013===
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In 2013, the governor's salary remained at $117,312.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/content/csg-releases-2013-governor-salaries ''Council of State Governments,'' "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries," June 25, 2013]</ref>
  
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Governor of Hawaii was paid [http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/Hawaii_state_government_salary $117,312 a year], the 31st highest gubernatorial salary in America.
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==History==
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Hawaii]]''
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[[File:Hawaii gubernatorial pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the Hawaii governorship from 1992-2013]]
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From 1992-2013, Hawaii had Democratic governors in office for 14 years while there were Republican governors in office for eight years. During the final three years of the study, Hawaii was under Democratic [[trifectas]].
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Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Hawaii|Office of the Governor of Hawaii]], the [[Hawaii State Senate]] and the [[Hawaii House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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[[File:Partisan composition of Hawaii state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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==Historical officeholders==
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There have been 7 Governors of Hawaii since 1957. Of the 7 officeholders, 2 were Republican and 5 were Democrat.<ref>[http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_hawaii.html ''National Governors Association,'' "Hawaii: Past Governors Bios," accessed August 4, 2013]</ref>
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| 1||William Francis Quinn||1957 - 1962||{{red dot}}
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Hawaii + Governor'''
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
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'''Constituent Services'''<br>
 
'''Constituent Services'''<br>
 
State Capitol, Room 415<br>
 
State Capitol, Room 415<br>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Neil Abercrombie|Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie]]
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*[[Neil Abercrombie]]
* [[Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii]]
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*[[Governor]]
* [[Brian E. Schatz|Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz]]
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* [[Hawaii Attorney General]]
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==External links==
 
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==References==
 
==References==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Hawaii ''Wikipedia'', Governor of Hawaii]<br>
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Revision as of 15:10, 4 August 2013

Hawaii Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013-2014 FY Budget:  $4,335,171
Term limits:  2 consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Neil Abercrombie.jpg
Name:  Neil Abercrombie
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  December 6, 2010
Compensation:  $117,312
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Hawaii Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorAttorney GeneralDirector of FinanceAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerDirector of Commerce and Consumer AffairsChairperson of Land and Natural ResourcesDirector of Labor and Industrial RelationsPublic Utilities Commission
The Governor of the State of Hawaii, also called Ke Kiaaina o Hawaii, is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch, and the highest state office in Hawaii. It is a directly elected position, votes being cast by popular suffrage of residents of the state. The governor of Hawaii is elected by a plurality and is limited to two four-year terms.

As of July 2014, Hawaii is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

Current officeholder

The 7th and current governor of Hawaii is Democrat Neil Abercrombie, elected in November 2010 and sworn in on December 6, 2010. Before becoming governor, Abercrombie represented Hawaii's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1990 to 2010. He was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1975 to 1979 and the Hawaii Senate from 1979 to 1986. He has also served on the Honolulu City Council (1988-1990). Abercrombie holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as a bachelor's degree from Union College.[1]

Authority

The state constitution establishes the office of the governor in Article V, the Executive Department.

Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1

The executive power of the State shall be vested in a governor.

Qualifications

Governors
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Current Governors
Gubernatorial Elections
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Current Lt. Governors
Lt. Governor Elections
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Breaking news

A governor is:

  • required to be at least 30 years old,
  • required to have been a resident of Hawaii for five consecutive years previous to election,
  • barred from other professions or paid positions during the term.

Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Section 1

No person shall be eligible for the office of governor unless the person shall be a qualified voter, have attained the age of thirty years and have been a resident of this State for five years immediately preceding the person's election.

The governor shall not hold any other office or employment of profit under the State or the United States during the governor's term of office. '

Elections

See also: Gubernatorial election cycles by state
See also: Election of governors

Hawaii elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For Hawaii, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all gubernatorial election years.

Hawaii's governor is not only the youngest chief executive's office in the United States, by date, it is tied with Alaska as the earliest inaugural date in the nation. The inauguration is always held at noon on the first Monday in December following an election. Thus, December 6, 2010 and December 1, 2014 are inaugural days.

Hawaii is one of only three states, the others being New Jersey and Tennessee, where the governor is the only statewide elected office.

Term limits

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits

Hawaii governors are restricted to two consecutive terms in office, after which they must wait one term before being eligible to run again.

Hawaii Constitution, Section V, Section 1

No person shall be elected to the office of governor for more than two consecutive full terms.

Partisan composition

The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of Hawaii State Governors from 1992-2013.
Governor of Hawaii Partisanship.PNG

Vacancies

See also: How gubernatorial vacancies are filled

Details of vacancies are addressed under Article V, Section 4 of the Hawaii Constitution.

The Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii becomes acting governor upon the governor's absence from the state or disability from discharging duties, either temporarily or permanently.

Duties

Hawaii

Unlike all but two other states in the union (Tennessee and New Jersey), the only elected state office in Hawaii is the governor. In keeping with his unusual stature, the governor has a wide-reaching authority stronger than many other governors in the U.S. The administrative powers of the Hawaii executive are more centralized than that of most other states with little authority devolved to the county, and unlike other states there are no local school districts.

It is because of this central authority that the governor of Hawaii is locally considered one of the most powerful governors in the United States. The governorship of Hawaii has often been characterized by the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin and various other local media as an "elected monarchy" referring to the most current governors as "King Ben" and "Queen Linda" in headlines during their tenures. Included within the governor's sphere of jurisdiction is the power to appoint all judges of the various courts within the Hawaii judicial system, subject to the approval of the Hawaii Senate.

The governor is responsible for enforcing laws passed by the Hawaii State Legislature and upholding rulings of the state judiciary. He is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Hawaii and has the power to use them to execute laws, suppress insurrection and violence and repel invasion. The governor is the chief executive of the State of Hawaii and its various agencies and departments, as provided for in the Hawaii Constitution, Article V, Sections 1 through 6.

The state of Hawaii does not have fixed cabinet positions and departments. By law, the governor has the power to create his or her cabinet and departments as needed as long as the executive department is composed of no more than twenty bodies and cabinet members. He is also empowered to remove cabinet officers at will, with the exception of the Attorney General of Hawaii, who must be removed by an act of the Hawaii State Senate.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

  • Issuing pardons, reprieves, commutations, and forgiving fines and forfeitures. With legislative approval, the governor may also grants pardons for impeachment and restore civil rights suspended subsequent to a conviction from another state.
  • Appointing an Administrative Director who serves at the Governor's pleasure.

Divisions

  • Executive Administration
  • Communications
  • Policy
  • Constituent Services
  • Boards & Commissions
  • Washington Place
  • Operations
  • Office of Collective Bargaining[2]

State budget

The Office of Governor's budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 was $4,335,171. Fiscal year 2014-2015 will be $3,468,599.[3]

Compensation

See also: Comparison of gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers

At one point, the Hawaiian Constitution dealt directly with the compensation of both the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor. However, Article V, Section 3 was repealed by HB 1917 (2006) and the election held Nov 7, 2006.

2013

In 2013, the governor's salary remained at $117,312.[4]

2010

In 2010, the Governor of Hawaii was paid $117,312 a year, the 31st highest gubernatorial salary in America.

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Hawaii
Partisan breakdown of the Hawaii governorship from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, Hawaii had Democratic governors in office for 14 years while there were Republican governors in office for eight years. During the final three years of the study, Hawaii was under Democratic trifectas.

Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Hawaii, the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Hawaii state government(1992-2013).PNG

Historical officeholders

There have been 7 Governors of Hawaii since 1957. Of the 7 officeholders, 2 were Republican and 5 were Democrat.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Hawaii + Governor

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Constituent Services
State Capitol, Room 415
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0221 or (808) 586-0222
Fax: (808) 586-0019

Governor's Office
Phone: 808 586-0034
Fax: 808 586-0006

See also

External links

References