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Election: State Senate 2016 General

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District 08 – Ronald Dan Kouchi (D)

With over 30 years of service in various elected offices coupled with my business background and community service I believe that I am most qualified to continue to serve as a state senator. Read more

District 13 – Rod Tam (R)

Knowledge and experiences in state legislative and administrative structure and process to legislate laws and resolve constituent problems, public community service, leadership and knowledge experiences. Read more

District 01 – Kaialiʻi Kahele (D)

Sixteen years serving our country in the United States Air Force, with the majority of that time being a nation at war has given me unique experiences, opportunities and challenges many will never experience in their lifetimes. Read more

District 10 – Les Ihara Jr. (D)

I have gained extensive experience in my 22 years of service in the Senate and 8 in the House, mostly in leadership positions, and believe I can contribute to increased collaboration, transparency, and integrity in addressing state issues. Read more

District 19 – Will Espero (D)

I have been honored and privileged to represent Ewa Beach at the Capitol for 17 years. Extensive experience, strong knowledge of government, record of success. Read more

District 11 – Joe Kent (L)

My qualification: I am committed to defending your rights and your liberties. Most politicians do not even meet that basic qualification. Read more

District 25 – Robert K. Nagamine (R)

My vast and varied experiences help me identify with the working families of our district. 33 years of military service with both the Hawaii Army and the Hawaii Air National Guard. Read more

District 09 – Sam Slom (R)

Most accessible legislator; always available for meeting or assistance. Ability to get along with majority while being independent and disagreeing on issues without being disagreeable. Read more

District 13 – Karl Rhoads (D)

My 10 years of experience in the state House and four years as chairman of the Judiciary Committee will enable me to hit the ground running in the Senate. Read more

District 02 – Russell E. Ruderman (D)

The same qualities that have enabled my success in business help me with political work: the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and form partnerships. Read more

District 25 – Laura H. Thielen (D)

My work in private, nonprofit and government jobs gives me a unique understanding of how laws affect people, businesses and resources, and how state budgets and programs actually work. Read more

District 15 – Glenn Wakai (D)

I don't believe in throwing money at every societal problem. Leaders with creativity and dedication can come up with solutions. Partnering with the private sector needs to be considered in improving government services. Read more


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