Hawaii State Senate Elections 2012

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections

Hawaii State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

Hawaii State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 24 Pending
Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 25 25

Hawaii State Senate Elections Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 46 $1,586,733
2008 26 $2,020,962
2006 28 $1,237,247
2004 25 $1,646,425
2002 59 $1,635,442

Hawaii State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
Hawaii Association of Realtors $44,100
Ironworkers Local 625 $34,050
Hawaii State Teachers Association $32,420
Hawaii Operating Engineers $18,222
Hawaii Carpenters & Joiners $16,800
Plumbers & Pipefitters $16,000
Operating Engineers Local 3 $16,000
Painters Local 1791 $13,450
Monsanto $12,000
Longshore & Warehouse Local 142 $11,950

List of Hawaii State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Donald Ikeda: 5,011
  • Gilbert Kahele: 7,027 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gilbert Kahele (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Bob Herkes: 2,756
  • Wendell Ka'ehu'ae'a: 1,227
  • Russell Ruderman: 3,106 (Winner)
  • Gary Safarik: 1,192

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Daryl Lee Smith (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Russell Ruderman (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Daryl Lee Smith

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Joshua Green (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Jeff LaFrance: 825 (Winner)
  • John Totten: 690

(Independent) August 11 Independent Primary

  • Mike Last (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joshua Green (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jeff LaFrance
  • (Independent) Mike Last

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Lorraine Inouye: 3,999
  • Malama Solomon: 4,068 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

(Green Party) August 11 Green Primary

  • Kelly Greenwell (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Malama Solomon (Winner)
  • (Green Party) Kelly Greenwell

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Shan Tsutsui (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Shan Tsutsui (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Rosalyn Baker (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Bart Mulvihill (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Rosalyn Baker (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bart Mulvihill

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Jamie Kalani English: 5,456 (Winner)
  • Barbara Haliniak: 1,994

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republican has filed to run for this seat.

(Independent) August 11 Independent Primary

  • Kanohowailuku Helm (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jamie Kalani English (Winner)
  • (Independent) Kanohowailuku Helm

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Ronald Kouchi (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • William Georgi (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ronald Kouchi (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) William Georgi

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Kurt Lajala (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Samuel Slom (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kurt Lajala
  • (Republican Party) Samuel Slom (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Les Ihara, Jr. (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Eric Marshall (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Les Ihara, Jr. (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Eric Marshall

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Carol Fukunaga: 5,254
  • Brian Taniguchi: 6,527 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Larry Fenton (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brian Taniguchi (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Larry Fenton

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Brickwood Galuteria (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Liz Larson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brickwood Galuteria (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Liz Larson

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Suzanne Chun Oakland (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Suzanne Chun Oakland (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Donna Mercado Kim (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Donna Mercado Kim (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Glenn Wakai (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Glenn Wakai (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • David Ige (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Mike Greco (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) David Ige (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mike Greco

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Clarence Nishihara: 5,295 (Winner)
  • Alex Sonson: 3,365

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republican has filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clarence Nishihara (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Michelle Kidani: 7,434 (Winner)
  • Michael Magaoay: 4,077

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Michelle Kidani (Winner)
  • Rojo Herrera

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michelle Kidani (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Rojo Herrera

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Will Espero: 4,449 (Winner)
  • Roger Lacuesta: 1,018

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

(Democratic Party) Will Espero (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Mike Gabbard (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Dean Capelouto (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mike Gabbard (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dean Capelouto

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Maile Shimabukuro (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Dickyj Johnson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Maile Shimabukuro (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Dickyj Johnson

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Donovan Dela Cruz (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Charles Aki (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Donovan Dela Cruz (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Charles Aki

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Clayton Hee (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Colleen Meyer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clayton Hee (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Colleen Meyer

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Jill Tokuda (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • No Republicans have filed to run for this seat.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jill Tokuda (Winner)

2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) August 11 Democratic Primary

  • Levani Lipton: 1,474
  • Pohai Ryan: 4,769
  • Laura Thielen: 6,236 (Winner)

(Republican Party) August 11 GOP Primary

  • Fred Hemmings (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Laura Thielen (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Fred Hemmings

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