Ronald Kouchi

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Ronald Kouchi
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Hawaii State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
September 7, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Vice President of the Senate
2013-present
Majority Caucus Leader
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedSeptember 7, 2010
Appointed byLinda Lingle
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kaua'i County Council
Education
High schoolWaimea High School
Bachelor'sDrake University, Des Moines, IA
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ronald Kouchi is a Democratic member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He has served as Vice President of the Senate since 2013. He served as Majority Caucus Leader from 2011 to 2013.

Kouchi was temporarily appointed by Gov. Linda Lingle on September 7, 2010, to fill the District 7 (Kauai) Senate seat of Gary Hooser.[1] Hooser unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Vice Chair
Transportation and International Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kouchi's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • "Ron is a fiscal conservative who works for cost-effective approaches to government services.
  • He advocates 'smart growth' principles, which provide for sound planning and economic advancement while protecting our environment.
  • He has been active in support of affordable housing solutions.
  • He wants to see a new landfill for Kaua'i sited and to support better recycling programs.
  • He will work for better parks and recreational programs."

Elections

2012

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Kouchi won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 8. Kouchi ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated William Georgi (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Hawaii State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Kouchi Incumbent 77.7% 17,887
     Republican William Georgi 22.3% 5,138
Total Votes 23,025


2010

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010

Kouchi defeated John Sydney Yamane in the September 18 primary. He defeated Republican candidate David Hamman and Nonpartisan candidate Alfred Darling in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Hawaii State Senate, District 7
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Kouchi (D) 14,438 62.7%
David Hamman (R) 6,245 27.1%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kouchi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kouchi raised a total of $194,652 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[8]

Ronald Kouchi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate, District 8 Won $133,705
2010 Hawaii State Senate, District 7 Won $60,947
Grand Total Raised $194,652

2012

Kouchi won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kouchi raised a total of $133,705.
Hawaii State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Kouchi's campaign in 2012
Kouchi, Scott$4,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association$4,000
Kouchi, Mitch M$4,000
Tajiri, Karen H$3,000
Kim, Rodney$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$133,705
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kouchi won election to the Hawaii State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kouchi raised a total of $60,947.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Slom (R)
Hawaii State Senate District 8
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gary Hooser (D)
Hawaii State Senate District 7
September 7, 2010-2012
Succeeded by
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