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Joseph Souki
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 8
In office
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 33
Speaker Emeritus, Hawaii State House of Representatives
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWoodbury University, 1954
Date of birth4/25/1933
Place of birthPuunene, HI
Office website
Personal website
Joseph Souki is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 8 since 1982. He currently serves as Speaker Emeritus. Souki has been an Officer/Precinct Chair for the Democratic Party since 1966.

Souki is a Realtor for Joseph M. Souki Realty. He previously was Executive Director of Maui Economic Opportunity, Incorporated from 1966-1982, and has worked for the Maui Electric Company, Biddle Trade Bureau, and Maui Soda and Ice Company.

He is a Trustee of Hale Makua, Director of Federal Land Bank, and Director of Cameron Center.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Souki served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Souki served on these committees:



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Souki won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 8. He ran unopposed in the August 11 primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Souki successfully won re-election in 2010. He defeated Thomas Cerizo, Justin Hughey, and Tasha Kama in the primary on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Dean Schmucker ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Souki (D) 5,686 71.8%
Dean Schmucker (R) 1,694 21.4%


In 2008, Souki won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 8th District. Souki ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $55,030 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Souki raised $63,195 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Souki, Joseph M $2,076
Radcliffe, John H $2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers $2,000
Souki, Frances $2,000


In 2008, Souki collected $55,030 in campaign contributions.[6] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Street Bikers United Hawaii Inc. PAC $2,000
Philip Morris $2,000
Reynolds American $2,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters $2,000
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000

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