The Green Papers: Hawaii 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,366,862 (0.44% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Honolulu
 

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Hawaii State and Local Government


Nonpartisan primary candidates must receive EITHER 10% of the votes cast for an office OR at least the number of votes that any winning partisan candidate received for that office in order to advance to the General Election.

Hawaii does not permit write-ins.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Mazie K. Hirono
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
16 May 2017: Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced she has kidney cancer and her doctors expect a full recovery.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Mazie K. Hirono
FEC S2HI00106; 30 Jun 17; Tot $688,963; Dsb $224,693

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Brian Emanuel Schatz
Appointed: 26 December 2012 (re 17 December 2012 death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Democratic]). First elected in a special election: 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  David Yutaka Ige
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
CD 1.
1 September 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
    Republican     state Representative  Bob McDermott - apparently not a candidate
Running for re-election in the state House.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Shan S. Tsutsui
Accedes 27 December 2012 (re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor Brian E. Schatz [Democratic] as the replacement Senator). First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Not running for re-election in 2018.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Maui Mayor  Alan Arakawa
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Josh Green
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Jill N. Tokuda

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Colleen Wakako Hanabusa
First elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives 2010, re-elected 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate 2014; re-elected to the U.S. House in a Special [to fill the unexpired term re: the death of Kyle Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic)] and General Election re: 8 November 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 1 September 2017: Running for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Brian Evans

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tulsi Gabbard
FEC H2HI02508; 30 Jun 17; Tot $409,693; Dsb $312,798
  Candidate Democratic     John Emanuel Reiss
FEC H8HI02125; 30 Jun 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Right to Life
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
Election Authority
  Hawaii Office of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Hawaii State Legislature
Democratic
  Hawai'i Democratic Party
Republican
  Hawai'i Republican Party
Third Party
  Green Party of Hawaii
  Hawai'i Independent & Sovereign
  Hawai'i Independent Party
  Hawaii Right to Life
  Independent Party of Hawaii
  The Libertarian Party of Hawaii
Media & others
  Akaku - Maui Community Television
  Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo
  Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu
  Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo
  Honolulu Civil Beat
  Honolulu Magazine
  Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  Honolulu Weekly
  Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu
  KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu
  KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu
  KITV TV - ABC - Honolulu
  Maui News
  MauiTime Weekly
  Molokai Advertiser-News
  Pacific Business News - Honolulu
  Politics1.com - Hawaii
  Star Advertiser - Honolulu
  The Garden Island - Kauai
  West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona

 


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