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Ryan Yamane
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Hawaii House of Representatives District 37
In office
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 11
Base salary$46,272/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii, 1992
Master'sUniversity of Hawaii, 1996
Date of birthOctober 24, 1969
Place of birthHonolulu, HI
ProfessionSocial Worker
Ryan Yamane is a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005. He is the Assistant Majority Floor Leader.


Yamane's professional experience includes working as Clinical Director of the Ho'okupono Program, as a Mental Health Specialist IV and Therapist for Child and Family Service, and as a social worker III.

Committee assignments


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

Hawaii Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer Protection & Commerce
Labor & Public Employment
Public Safety


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


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



See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yamane won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii House of Representatives District 37. Yamane ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and defeated Emil Svrcina (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Yamane Incumbent 80% 8,660
     Republican Emil Svrcina 20% 2,163
Total Votes 10,823


See also: Hawaii House of Representatives elections, 2010

Yamane won re-election to the 37th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. Beth Fukumoto ran on the Republican ticket for this seat.[4]

Hawaii House of Representatives, District 37 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Yamane (D) 5,092 54.8%
Beth Fukumoto (R) 3,865 41.6%


In 2008, Yamane won re-election to the Hawaii House of Representatives from Hawaii's 37th District. Yamane ran unopposed in the election. He raised $47,794 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Yamane raised $68,575 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Plumbers & Pipefitters $2,000
Hawaii Medical Association $2,000
Liberty Dialysis $2,000
Hawaii Carpenters & Joiners $1,700


In 2008, Yamane collected $47,794 in campaign contributions.[7] The five largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Outrigger Enterprises $2,000
Altria $2,000
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $2,000
Ironworkers for Better Government PAC $2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $1,900


Yamane served on the Waipahu District 22 Neighborhood Board from 1999-2004, is a volunteer with the Citizen Police Academy of the Honolulu Police Department of the Leeward Oahu Lion's Club, and Leeward Young Men's Christian Association Board of Managers.[8]

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