Hawaii Gubernatorial election, 2014

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Hawaii Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date
August 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Neil Abercrombie Democratic Party
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Hawaii State Executive Elections
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Governor Lieutenant Governor

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The Hawaii gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Neil Abercrombie (D) is eligible for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Hawaii is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]


Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

General election

Democratic primary

Republican primary

Race background

After long-serving U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye's death on December 17, 2012,[10] Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) was authorized to appoint someone to fill the open seat until 2014. The appointee had to be one of three names submitted by the state party of the incumbent. Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D) topped the list of early contenders, and Inouye listed Hanabusa as his explicit preference in a letter to Abercrombie before his death. [11] However, on December 26, 2012, Governor Neil Abercrombie denied Inouye his deathbed request by naming his Lieutenant Governor, Brian E. Schatz (D), to Inouye's seat instead.[12] [13] Despite being picked over for the appointment, Hanabusa could still run for election to the remainder of the term in 2014,[14][15][16] when the governor is also up for election. As reported in The Hill on December 27, 2012, the day after Schatz' appointment, Hanabusa is considering a potential bid to challenge Abercrombie in the 2014 Democratic primary election.[17][18]

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  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Duke Aiona for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed February 18, 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 David Ige for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  6. Jeff Davis for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Meet Jeff," accessed February 18, 2014
  7. Hawaii News Now, "Hannemann supporters reach goal, will Mufi run?," February 21, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 Hawaii Division of Elections, "2014 Primary Candidate List: Certified," printed June 10, 2014
  9. Neil Abercrombie for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
  10. ABC news, "Sen. Dan Inouye Dies; In Office Since '59," December 17, 2012
  11. WMTW.com "Inouye gave preference for successor before he died," December 18, 2012
  12. Washington Post "Gov. Abercrombie to appoint Inouye’s replacement," December 17, 2012
  13. The Washington Post, "Hawaii governor picks Brian Schatz for Inouye’s seat," December 26, 2012
  14. WMTW.com "Inouye gave preference for successor before he died," December 18, 2012
  15. CBS news, "Inouye replaceent to be named Wednesday," December 24, 2012
  16. Civil Beat, "Inouye's Last Wish Is Abercrombie's Biggest Burden," December 24, 2012
  17. The Hill, "Source: Hanabusa receiving 'a lot of pressure' to run against Abercrombie," December 27, 2012
  18. KHON2, "EXCLUSIVE: Hanabusa says 2014 run for governor, Senate, House all on table," January 14, 2013