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Tsutsui was a Financial Adviser for Manulife Financial from 1994 to 1996, for Prudential Securities from 1996 to 1998, and for the Union Bank of Switzerland Paine Webber from 1998 to 2004.  Tsutsui has been Co Owner/Operator for Keiki Time since 2001.  He has also been a Director of Marketing/Partner for Hawaii Investment Securities since 2005.  He has worked as a Business Consultant for Atlas Insurance Agency, Incorporated.<ref name="bio"> [http://ltgov.hawaii.gov/about/lieutenant-governors-biography/ ''Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii,'' " Biography,"  accessed July 24, 2013] </ref>
 
Tsutsui was a Financial Adviser for Manulife Financial from 1994 to 1996, for Prudential Securities from 1996 to 1998, and for the Union Bank of Switzerland Paine Webber from 1998 to 2004.  Tsutsui has been Co Owner/Operator for Keiki Time since 2001.  He has also been a Director of Marketing/Partner for Hawaii Investment Securities since 2005.  He has worked as a Business Consultant for Atlas Insurance Agency, Incorporated.<ref name="bio"> [http://ltgov.hawaii.gov/about/lieutenant-governors-biography/ ''Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii,'' " Biography,"  accessed July 24, 2013] </ref>
 
===Education===
 
===Education===
Tsutsui earned his BA in Economics from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1994.
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Tsutsui earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1994.
  
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==

Revision as of 03:13, 16 August 2013

Shan Tsutsui
Shan Tsutsui.jpg
Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
Incumbent
In office
December 27, 2012 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorBrian E. Schatz (D)
Leadership
Senate President
2011 - December 2012
Compensation
Base salary$114,420
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$406,980
AppointedDecember 27, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hawaii State Senate District 5
2002 – 2012
Education
High schoolMaui High School (1989)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Hawaii-Manoa (1994)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 9, 1971
Place of birthWailuku, Hawaii
Websites
Office website
Shan Tsutsui (b. August 9, 1971) is the 12th and current Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. A Democrat, he has served since his appointment on December 27, 2012.[1] The office was left vacant following Brian E. Schatz's (D) appointment to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on December 26, 2012. Schatz replaced Daniel Inouye (D), who died earlier in the month.[2] Tsutsui will serve out the remainder of Schatz's term, ending in January of 2015.

Tsutsui is running for a full term as lieutenant governor in the 2014 elections [3] He will share the ticket with Gov. Neil Abercrombie who , likewise, announced a bid for re-election.[4] Tsutsui went public with the news of his 2014 candidacy on May 31 via his campaign website and Facebook page.[5]

Tsutsui is a former member of the Hawaii State Senate, representing representing District 4 from 2002 to 2012. He was Senate President from 2011-2012 and also served as the Majority Caucus Leader.[6]

Prior to entering politics, Tsutsui was a successful financial adviser, businessman and consultant.

Biography

Tsutsui was a Financial Adviser for Manulife Financial from 1994 to 1996, for Prudential Securities from 1996 to 1998, and for the Union Bank of Switzerland Paine Webber from 1998 to 2004. Tsutsui has been Co Owner/Operator for Keiki Time since 2001. He has also been a Director of Marketing/Partner for Hawaii Investment Securities since 2005. He has worked as a Business Consultant for Atlas Insurance Agency, Incorporated.[7]

Education

Tsutsui earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawaii-Manoa in 1994.

Political career

Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii (2012-Present)

Tsutsui became the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii on December 27, 2012. The office was left vacant following Brian E. Schatz's (D) appointment to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on December 26, 2012. Schatz replaced Daniel Inouye (D), who died earlier in the month.[8]

Per the Hawaii Constitution, the state senate president, which at the time was Tsutsui, is the next in line for the job. However, he initially indicated that he might not be interested in the position.[9] Following Tsutsui's decision to take the job, Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) stated, “Shan’s acceptance reflects this administration’s commitment to represent all the people of Hawaii as a statewide community, not one that is Oahu-centric.”[1]

Hawaii State Senate (2002-2012)

Tsutsui served in the Hawaii State Senate from 2002-2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Legislative Federal Economic Stimulus Program Oversight Commission
  • Joint Legislative Investigating Committee to Oversee the Investigation of the Department of Budget and Finance’s Handling of the State’s Investment in Student Loan Auction Rate Securities
2009-2010

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

Elections/Appointments

2014

See also: Hawaii lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Tsutsui is running for election as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii.[3] Tsutsui is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 9, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

Lieutenant Governor

Tsutsui was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii on December 27, 2012.[1]

State Senate

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012

Tsutsui won re-election in the 2012 election for Hawaii State Senate District 5. Tsutsui ran unopposed in the August 11 Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [10][11]

2010

See also: Hawaii State Senate elections, 2010

Tsutsui won re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition on September 18, 2010. Tsutsi defeated Eric Seibert (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[12]

Hawaii State Senate, District 4
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Shan Tsutsui (D) 10,931 73.7%
Eric Seibert (R) 3,113 21.0%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Tsutsui won re-election to the Hawaii State Senate from Hawaii's 4th Senate District. Tsutsui ran unopposed in the general election. He raised $82,210 for his campaign.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tsustui is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Tsustui raised a total of $406,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 9, 2013.[14]

Shan Tsutsui's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Hawaii State Senate District 5 Won $119,400
2010 Hawaii State Senate District 4 Won $89,606
2008 Hawaii State Senate District 4 Not up for election $29,581
2006 Hawaii State Senate District 4 Won $82,210
2004 Hawaii State Senate District 4 Not up for election $32,728
2002 Hawaii State Senate District 4 Won $53,455
Grand Total Raised $406,980

2010

In 2010, a year in which Tsutsui was up for re-election, he collected $89,606 in donations.[15]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Hawaii State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shan Tsutsui's campaign in 2010
Park, Moon Soo$4,300
Stone, Lorrie$2,000
Hawaii Operating Engineers$2,000
Hawaii State Teachers Association$2,000
Hawaii Association Of Realtors$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $89,606

2008

In 2008, a year in which he was not up for re-election, Tsutsui collected $29,581 in campaign donations.[16] The top five contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Electrical Workers Local 1186 $2,700
Glen I. Sakagawa $2,500
Hawaii Operating Engineers $2,000
Plumbers and Pipefitters $2,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $2,000

2006

In 2006, Tsutsui collected $82,210 in campaign contributions.[17] The six largest contributors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Brigadier General Glen I. Sakagawa $4,000
Hawaii Association of Realtors $3,800
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly $3,750
Hawaii Optometric Association $2,000
Dr. Barry Shitamoto $2,000
Sterling J. Kim $2,000


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Personal

Tsutsui and his wife, Lyndelle, have three children.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian E. Schatz (D)
Hawaii Lieutenant Governor
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Rosalyn Baker (D)
Hawaii State Senate District 5
2012–2012
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Hawaii State Senate District 4
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Malama Solomon (D)