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Hawaii House of Representatives District 19

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Hawaii House of Representatives District 19
Current incumbentBert Kobayashi Republican Party
Ethnicity0.7% Black, 2.7% Hispanic[1]
Voting age83.4% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Hawaii's nineteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Bert Kobayashi.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 22,819 civilians reside within Hawaii's nineteenth state house district.[2] Hawaii state representatives represent an average of 54,412 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 48,461 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Hawaii House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Hawaii legislators assume office the first day of Legislative session following the election (usually the third Wednesday of January).


From Article III, Section 7 of the Hawaii Constitution: No person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the house of representatives unless the person has been a resident of the State for not less than three years, has attained the age of majority and is, prior to filing nomination papers and thereafter continues to be, a qualified voter of the representative district from which the person seeks to be elected; except that in the year of the first general election following reapportionment, but prior to the primary election, an incumbent representative may move to a new district without being disqualified from completing the remainder of the incumbent representative's term.


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Hawaii legislature are paid $46,272/year. Additionally, legislators receive $150/day for per diem for members living outside Oahu during session, and $120/day during the interim while conducting official legislative business. Members living inside Oahu receive $10/day during the interim while conducting legislative business.[3]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Governor is responsible for appointing a replacement. For all vacancies, the Governor must appoint a replacement within 60 days after the vacancy happened. The candidate is selected from a list of three prospective candidates submitted by the political party that last held the vacant seat. The party has thirty days after the vacancy to submit a list of prospective candidates. If the person leaving the seat is a independent, the Governor must select a resident from the vacant district that is not a member of any political party.[4][5]



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Hawaii House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 11, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 5, 2012. Bert Kobayashi (D) defeated Darrell Young (R) in the general election. Kobayashi defeated Brian Yamane in the Democratic primary, while Young was unopposed in the Republican primary.[6][7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBert Kobayashi 68.9% 6,749
     Republican Darrell Young 31.1% 3,052
Total Votes 9,801
Hawaii House of Representatives, District 19 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBert Kobayashi 62.4% 3,272
Brian Yamane 37.6% 1,973
Total Votes 5,245

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Hawaii House of Representatives District 19 have raised a total of $487,947. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $34,853 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Hawaii House of Representatives District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $62,714 3 $20,905
2010 $66,575 1 $66,575
2008 $80,212 2 $40,106
2006 $93,059 2 $46,530
2004 $107,977 2 $53,989
2002 $44,851 2 $22,426
2000 $32,559 2 $16,280
Total $487,947 14 $34,853

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