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The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission approved a new redistricting plan on March 8, 2012 after its first plan was struck down by the [[judgepedia:Hawaii Supreme Court|Hawaii Supreme Court]].  The first map partially excluded non-residents, but the final maps took it further, excluding 100,000 more.  With this, a Senate seat moved from Oahu to the Big Island.  A federal panel refused to issue a preliminary injunction of the revised maps on May 22, 2012; the suit argued that non-resident military members and students should have all been included, but the judges ruled that even though the lawsuit could continue, the elections would have to as well due to a lack of time to come up with an alternative plan.<ref>[http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/05/22/15905-elections-on-track-as-court-rules-against-hawaii-redistricting-suit/ ''Honolulu Civil Beat,'' "Elections on Track as Court Rules Against Hawaii Redistricting Suit," May 22, 2012]</ref>
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The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission approved a new redistricting plan on March 8, 2012, after its first plan was struck down by the [[judgepedia:Hawaii Supreme Court|Hawaii Supreme Court]].  The first map partially excluded non-residents, but the final maps took it further, excluding 100,000 more.  With this, a Senate seat moved from Oahu to the Big Island.  A federal panel refused to issue a preliminary injunction of the revised maps on May 22, 2012; the suit argued that non-resident military members and students should have all been included, but the judges ruled that even though the lawsuit could continue, the elections would have to as well due to a lack of time to come up with an alternative plan.<ref>[http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/05/22/15905-elections-on-track-as-court-rules-against-hawaii-redistricting-suit/ ''Honolulu Civil Beat,'' "Elections on Track as Court Rules Against Hawaii Redistricting Suit," May 22, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==

Revision as of 22:38, 9 June 2014


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Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
District 1District 3District 5District 6District 12District 16District 17District 18District 21District 23
Hawaii State Senate2012 Hawaii House Elections
Elections for the office of Hawaii State Senate were held in Hawaii on November 6, 2012. The state requires that all state senators need to run for re-election after redistricting. Thus, a total of 25 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 5, 2012 and the primary election day was August 11, 2012.

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Hawaii State Senate:

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 24 24
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 25 25


Incumbents retiring

No Senators retired in 2012.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Hawaii in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 46 $1,586,733
2008 26 $2,020,962
2006 28 $1,237,247
2004 25 $1,646,425
2002 59 $1,635,442

In 2010, the total amount of contributions raised in state senate elections was $1,586,733. The top 10 donors were:[2]

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $44,100
Ironworkers Local 625 $34,050
Hawaii State Teachers Association $32,420
Hawaii Operating Engineers $18,222
Hawaii Carpenters & Joiners $16,800
Plumbers & Pipefitters $16,000
Operating Engineers Local 3 $16,000
Painters Local 1791 $13,450
Monsanto $12,000
Longshore & Warehouse Local 142 $11,950

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Hawaii

The Hawaii Reapportionment Commission approved a new redistricting plan on March 8, 2012, after its first plan was struck down by the Hawaii Supreme Court. The first map partially excluded non-residents, but the final maps took it further, excluding 100,000 more. With this, a Senate seat moved from Oahu to the Big Island. A federal panel refused to issue a preliminary injunction of the revised maps on May 22, 2012; the suit argued that non-resident military members and students should have all been included, but the judges ruled that even though the lawsuit could continue, the elections would have to as well due to a lack of time to come up with an alternative plan.[3]

Qualifications

From Article III, Section 7 of the Hawaii Constitution: No person shall be eligible to serve as a member of the senate 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 senatorial 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 senator may move to a new district without being disqualified from completing the remainder of the incumbent senator's term.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Democrat Malama Solomon won re-election in District 4.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gilbert Kahele Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Note: Incumbent Democrat Gilbert Kahele won re-election in District 1.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Russell Ruderman: 10,487 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daryl Lee Smith: 3,154

District 3

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Joshua Green Approveda - Incumbent Green first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
Independent August 11 Independent primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joshua Green: 11,351 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff LaFrance: 3,192
Independent Mike Last

District 4

Note: Incumbent Democrat Shan Tsutsui won re-election in District 5.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Green Party August 11 Green primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Malama Solomon: 9,828 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Kelly Greenwell: 4,934

District 5

Note: Incumbent Democrat Rosalyn Baker won re-election in District 6.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Shan Tsutsui Approveda - Incumbent Tsutsui first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shan Tsutsui Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Note: Incumbent Democrat Jamie Kalani English won re-election in District 7.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Rosalyn Baker Approveda - Incumbent Baker first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rosalyn Baker: 9,808 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bart Mulvihill: 3,717

District 7

Note: Incumbent Democrat Ronald Kouchi won re-election in District 8.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent August 11 Independent primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jamie Kalani English Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kanohowailuku Helm

District 8

Note: Incumbent Republican Samuel Slom won re-election in District 9.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Ronald Kouchi Approveda - Incumbent Kouchi first assumed office in 2010.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronald Kouchi: 17,887 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Georgi: 5,138

District 9

Note: Incumbent Democrat Les Ihara, Jr. won re-election in District 10.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • Samuel Slom Approveda - Incumbent Slom first assumed office in 1997.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kurt Lajala: 9,888
Republican Party Samuel Slom: 14,934 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Note: Incumbent Democrat Brian Taniguchi won re-election in District 11.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

Note: Douglas Lupton filed for election, but did not appear on the primary ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Les Ihara, Jr.: 13,703 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Marshall: 3,934

District 11

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Carol Fukunaga: 5,254 - Incumbent Fukunaga first assumed office in 1993.
  • Brian Taniguchi: 6,527 Approveda - Incumbent Taniguchi first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Taniguchi: 15,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Fenton: 3,806

District 12

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brickwood Galuteria: 9,134 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Liz Larson: 4,963

District 13

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Chun Oakland Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna Mercado Kim Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Glenn Wakai Approveda - Incumbent Wakai first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Wakai Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • David Ige Approveda - Incumbent Ige first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Ige: 14,156 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Greco: 3,705

District 17

Note: Incumbent Democrat Michelle Kidani won re-election in District 18.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clarence Nishihara Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Note: Incumbent Democrat Clarence Nishihara won re-election in District 17.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michelle Kidani: 14,518 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rojo Herrera: 5,573

District 19

Note: Incumbent Democrat Mike Gabbard won re-election in District 20.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Will Espero Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Note: Incumbent Democrat Will Espero won re-election in District 19.

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Gabbard Approveda - Incumbent Gabbard first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Gabbard: 9,384 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dean Capelouto: 3,665

District 21

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maile Shimabukuro: 7,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dickyj Johnson: 2,405

District 22

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donovan Dela Cruz: 10,393 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Aki: 3,740

District 23

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Clayton Hee Approveda - Incumbent Hee first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clayton Hee: 6,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Colleen Meyer: 6,070

District 24

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
  • Jill Tokuda Approveda - Incumbent Tokuda first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jill Tokuda Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 11 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 11 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laura Thielen: 13,703 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Hemmings: 9,333

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