|Hawaii House of Representatives District 11|
|November 6, 2012-Present|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Member, Neighborhood Board, City and County of Honolulu|
|Bachelor's||University of Hawaii-Manoa (2010)|
|Master's||Public Administration, University of Hawaii-Manoa (2012)|
|Profession||Policy advocate and legislative researcher|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ing served on the following committees:
|Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor & Public Employment|
|• Public Safety, Vice Chair|
Ing's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Education and Opportunity: Collaboration, Charter Schools, & Reform of the DOE
- Excerpt: "Public education is a vital investment for Hawaii’s future, and must remain a priority in our legislature. Our goal should be to provide every child, irrespective of socio-economic or geographical background, with the best education we can."
- Success in a Globalized Economy: Revisiting our Tax Code, Protecting Working Families, & Supporting Local Entrepreneurs
- Excerpt: "Globalization has evolved in a big way and technology will continue advancing rapidly; Hawaii must not fall behind. I will support policy and programs that encourage innovation in technology and business, especially for local entrepreneurs with vision for our future. I am pro-labor, pro-small business, and pro-tax reevaluation."
- Affordable Housing: Responsible Development, Infrastructure, & Support for Families
- Excerpt: "We need to ensure that while some growth may be inevitable, it is done responsibly and at a sustainable pace. We need to think beyond quick, short-term dollars and recognize the long-term effects of every project–whether it be a big box mall complex or public housing. Spiking property taxes followed by hard-working families losing their homes can be prevented if we plan ahead."
- Land, Water, and Energy: Watershed allocation, responsible adoption of renewable practices, and the environment.
- Excerpt: "I prioritize preserving our islands’ limited resources for use by future generations by encouraging renewable energy practices. This will start by transitioning Hawai‘i from having been the most oil-dependent state in the nation, towards becoming a world-wide leader in sustainable and renewable energy practices."
- Fair and Responsive Government: Money in Politics, Responsiveness, & Clean Elections
- Excerpt: "I support a comprehensive public funding option for Hawaii elections, similar to the proven-successful Arizona model, to give voters an option to elect candidates who are absolutely free from outside influence. I further vow to protect Hawaii law that prevents 'pay-to-play' preference in government contracts given to companies that contribute to certain campaigns."
Campaign spending allegations
The Hawaii Republican Party filed a complaint against Ing in October 2012, arguing that he exceeded his spending limitations during the August primary campaign. Ing joined a public matching funds program that legally limits his total campaign spending to $16,199 for the primary election and the same amount for the general election. Republicans charge that he must have exceeded that limit. they also contend that he did not file the necessary receipts and accepted donations larger than the $2,000 limit. Ing explained the campaign contribution limit by noting that the donation was paired with a loan from the same person, the total of which exceeded $2,000 but did not violate the campaign finance laws. Ing also noted that one expense that should have been on the previous report was properly filed for the upcoming report.
Ing won election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 11. Ing defeated Netra Halperin, Colin Hanlon and Joseph Bertram III in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent George Fontaine (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 11, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||George Fontaine Incumbent||36.5%||2,772|
|Hawaii House of Representatives, District 11 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Joseph Bertram III||13.2%||324|
Comprehensive donor information for Ing is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ing raised a total of $38,439 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 26, 2013.
|Kaniela Ing's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Hawaii State House, District 11||$38,439|
|Grand Total Raised||$38,439|
2012Ing won election to the Hawaii House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ing raised a total of $38,439.
|Hawaii House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kaniela Ing's campaign in 2012|
|Hawaii State Teachers Association||$2,000|
|Plumbers & Fitters Local 675||$2,000|
|Campaign Spending Commission||$1,895|
|Granat, Leslie A||$1,750|
|Total Raised in 2012||$38,439|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- Campaign website
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Twitter
- Campaign LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Kaniela Ing, "Policy," accessed September 27, 2012
- The Maui News, "Kaniela Ing faces spending allegations from state GOP," October 12, 2012
- State of Hawaii: Office of Elections, "Federal/State/County Candidates, 2012 Primary Elections," retrieved June 11, 2012
- Hawaii Secretary of State - Official 2012 Primary Results
- State of Hawaii Office of Elections, “Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii – Statewide,” November 20, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Ing, Kaniela," Accessed June 26, 2013
George Fontaine (R)
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