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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Leinani Awana''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Hawaii House of Representatives]], representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2007. She has served as [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] since 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Leinani Awana''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Hawaii House of Representatives]], representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She has served as [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] since 2013.
  
 
Awana switched parties, from [[Republican]] to Democratic, on December 19, 2007.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=32152 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Awana]</ref>
 
Awana switched parties, from [[Republican]] to Democratic, on December 19, 2007.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=32152 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Awana]</ref>

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Karen Leinani Awana
Karen Awana.jog.jpg
Hawaii House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
State House Majority Floor Leader
2013-present
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Karen Leinani Awana is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. She has served as State House Majority Floor Leader since 2013.

Awana switched parties, from Republican to Democratic, on December 19, 2007.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Awana served on the following committees:

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Legislative Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Awana won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 43. Awana defeated Hanalei Aipoalani, Leslie McKeague-Gomes, and Cynthia Rezentes in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Glenn Butler (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Leinani Awana Incumbent 73.1% 4,029
     Republican Tercia Ku 26.9% 1,484
Total Votes 5,513


Hawaii House of Representatives, District 43 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Leinani Awana Incumbent 46.2% 1,197
Hanalei Aipoalani 35.1% 910
Cynthia Rezentes 11.1% 289
Leslie McKeague-Gomes 7.6% 197
Total Votes 2,593

2010

See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Awana won re-election to the 44th District Seat in 2010. Awana defeated Kaleo Farias, John Kaopua, and Cynthia Rezentes in the September 18 primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. She was unopposed in the general election.[5]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Awana won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 44th District, defeating Tercia Ku (R). Awana received 4,373 votes in the election while Ku received 1,159 votes.[6] Awana raised $2,975 for her campaign; Ku raised $375.[7]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 44
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Leinani Awana (D) 4,373 74.3%
Tercia Ku (R) 1,159 19.7%
Blank 351 6.0%
Over 2 0.0%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Awana collected no money in campaign contributions.[8]

2008

In 2008, Awana collected $2,975 in campaign contributions.[9] The three largest contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Hawaii Carpenters Local 745 $1,750
Reynolds American $500
ILWU Local 142 PAC Account $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kymberly Marcos Pine (R)
Hawaii House of Representatives District 43
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 44
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Jo Jordan (D)