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Hawaii State Senate Elections, 2012
Hawaii
November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06) → 2014

All 25 seats from 25 districts in the Hawaii State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Brickwood Galuteria Sam Slom
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat District 12 District 9
Seats before 24 1
Seats after 24 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 165,035 72,264
Percentage 68.13% 29.83%
Swing 13

Senate President before election

Shan Tsutsui
Democratic

President-elect

Donna Mercado Kim
Democratic

The 2012 Hawaii State Senate Elections were held on November 6, 2012. State senators in all 25 districts of the Hawaii State Senate were up for election. 9 seats were won in the primary uncontested. No seats changed parties in this election.

Overview[edit]

No seats were lost as a result of the decennial reappropriation of districts. Only 2 incumbent senators were not reelected. District 11 Senator Carol Fukunaga was defeated by fellow Democratic Senator Brian Taniguchi (formerly District 10) in the primary. Pohai Ryan, incumbent District 25 senator, was defeated by Laura Thielen in the primary.

Hawaii State Senate elections, 2012
General election — November 6, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Contested Before After +/–
Democratic 165,035 68.13% 16 24 24 Steady
Republican 72,264 29.83% 1 1 1 Steady
Green 4,929 2.03% 0 0 0 Steady
Totals 100.00% 17 25 25

Results[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25

District 1[edit]

Hawaii's 1st State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gilbert Kahele (incumbent) 7,027 55.7
Democratic Donald Ikeda 5,011 39.8
Total votes 12,038 95.5
General election
Democratic Gilbert Kahele (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 2[edit]

Hawaii's 2nd State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russell Ruderman 3,106 35.4
Democratic Bob Herkes 2,402 27.4
Democratic Wendell Kaehuaea 1,227 14
Democratic Gary Safarik 1,192 13.6
Republican Daryl Lee Smith 843 9.6
Total votes 8,770 100.0
General election
Democratic Russell Ruderman 10,487 76.9
Republican Daryl Lee Smith 3,152 23.1
Total votes 13,639 100.0

District 3[edit]

Hawaii's 3rd State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josh Green (Incumbent) 5,941 79.3
Republican Jeff LaFrance 825 11
Republican John Totten 690 9.2
No party preference Michael Last 34 0.05
Total votes 7,490 100.0
General election
Democratic Josh Green (Incumbent) 11,347 78
Republican Jeff LaFrance 3,192 22
Total votes 14,539 100.0

District 4[edit]

Hawaii's 4th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Malama Solomon (incumbent) 4,068 50.3
Democratic Lorraine Rodero Inouye 3,999 49.4
Green Kelly Greenwell 21 0.3
Total votes 8,088 100.0
General election
Democratic Malama Solomon (incumbent) 9,825 66.6
Green Kelly Greenwell 4,929 33.4
Total votes 14,754 100.0

District 5[edit]

Hawaii's 5th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shan Tsutsui (incumbent) 7,337 100.0
Total votes 7,337 100.0
General election
Democratic Shan Tsutsui (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 6[edit]

Hawaii's 6th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roz Baker (incumbent) 3,457 78.7
Republican Bart Mulvihill 938 21.3
Total votes 4,395 100.0
General election
Democratic Baker Roz (incumbent) 9,807 72.5
Republican Bart Mulvihill 3,717 27.5
Total votes 13,524 100.0

District 7[edit]

Hawaii's 7th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Kalani English (incumbent) 5,456 70.3
Democratic Barbara Haliniak 1,994 25.7
No party preference Kanohowailuku Helm 316 4
Total votes 7,766 100.0
General election
Democratic J. Kalani English (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 8[edit]

Hawaii's 8th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Kouchi (incumbent) 9,539 89
Republican William Goergi 1,173 11
Total votes 10,712 100.0
General election
Democratic Ronald Kouchi (incumbent) 17,886 77.7
Republican William Georgi 5,138 22.3
Total votes 23,024 100.0

District 9[edit]

Hawaii's 9th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kurt Lajala 6,725 63.4
Republican Sam Slom (incumbent) 3,888 36.6
Total votes 10,613 100.0
General election
Republican Sam Slom (incumbent) 14,934 60.2
Democratic Kurt Lajala 9,882 39.8
Total votes 24,816 100.0

District 10[edit]

Hawaii's 10th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Les Ihara, Jr. (incumbent) 8,595 89.6
Republican Eric Marshall 1,002 10.4
Total votes 9,597 100.0
General election
Democratic Les Ihara, Jr. 13,700 77.7
Republican Eric Marshall 3,934 22.3
Total votes 17,634 100.0

District 11[edit]

Hawaii's 11th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Taniguchi (incumbent) 6,527 49.7
Democratic Carol Fukunaga (incumbent) 5,254 40.0
Republican Larry Fenton 1,351 10.3
Total votes 13,132 100.0
General election
Democratic Brian Taniguchi (incumbent) 15,634 80.4
Republican Larry Fenton 3,804 19.6
Total votes 19,438 100.0

District 12[edit]

Hawaii's 12th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brickwood Galuteria (incumbent) 5,052 76.6
Republican Liz Larson 1,539 23.4
Total votes 6,591 100.0
General election
Democratic Brickwood Galuteria (incumbent) 9,130 64.8
Republican Liz Larson 4,958 35.2
Total votes 14,088 100.0

District 13[edit]

Hawaii's 13th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzanne Chun Oakland (incumbent) 7,416 100
Total votes 7,416 100.0
General election
Democratic Suzanne Chun Oakland (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 14[edit]

Hawaii's 14th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donna Mercado Kim (incumbent) 7,194 100
Total votes 7,194 100.0
General election
Democratic Donna Mercado Kim (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 15[edit]

Hawaii's 15th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn Wakai (incumbent) 5,478 100
Total votes 5,478 100.0
General election
Democratic Glenn Wakai (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 16[edit]

Hawaii's 16th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 9,629 87.6
Republican Mike Greco 1,363 12.4
Total votes 10,992 100.0
General election
Democratic David Ige (incumbent) 14,156 79.3
Republican Mike Greco 3,705 20.7
Total votes 17,861 100.0

District 17[edit]

Hawaii's 17th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence Nishihara (incumbent) 5,295 61.1
Democratic Alex Sonson 3,365 38.9
Total votes 8,660 100.0
General election
Democratic Clarence Nishihara (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 18[edit]

Hawaii's 18th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Kidani (incumbent) 7,434 55.5
Democratic Michael Magaoay 4,077 30.4
Republican Rojo Herrerra 1,888 14.1
Total votes 13,399 100.0
General election
Democratic Michelle Kidani (incumbent) 14,156 71.8
Republican Mike Greco 5,572 28.2
Total votes 19,728 100.0

District 19[edit]

Hawaii's 19th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Espero (incumbent) 4,449 81.4
Democratic Roger Lacuesta 1,018 18.6
Total votes 5,467 100.0
General election
Democratic Will Espero (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 20[edit]

Hawaii's 20th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gabbard (incumbent) 4,750 78
Republican Dean Kalani Capelouto 1,339 22
Total votes 6,089 100.0
General election
Democratic Mike Gabbard (incumbent) 9,382 71.9
Republican Dean Kalani Capelouto 3,665 28.1
Total votes 13,047 100.0

District 21[edit]

Hawaii's 21st State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maile Shimabukuro (incumbent) 4,370 84.8
Republican Dickyj Johnson 784 15.2
Total votes 5,154 100.0
General election
Democratic Maile Shimabukuro (incumbent) 7,932 76.7
Republican Dickyj Johnson 2,405 23.3
Total votes 10,337 100.0

District 22[edit]

Hawaii's 22nd State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Donovan Dela Cruz (incumbent) 6,055 79.4
Republican Charles Aki 1,572 20.6
Total votes 7,627 100.0
General election
Democratic Donovan Dela Cruz (incumbent) 10,393 73.5
Republican Charles Aki 3,740 26.5
Total votes 14,133 100.0

District 23[edit]

Hawaii's 23rd State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clayton Hee (incumbent) 4,252 73.2
Republican Colleen Meyer 1,555 26.8
Total votes 5,807 100.0
General election
Democratic Clayton Hee (incumbent) 6,964 53.4
Republican Colleen Meyer 6,069 46.6
Total votes 13,033 100.0

District 24[edit]

Hawaii's 24th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jill Tokuda (incumbent) 10,970 100.0
Total votes 10,970 100.0
General election
Democratic Jill Tokuda (incumbent) (won unopposed) 0

District 25[edit]

Hawaii's 25th State Senate District Election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Thielen 6,236 41.4
Democratic Pohai Ryan (incumbent) 4,769 31.6
Democratic Levani Lipton 1,474 9.8
Republican Fred Hemmings 2,595 17.2
Total votes 15,074 100.0
General election
Democratic Laura Thielen 13,700 59.5
Republican Fred Hemmings 9,331 40.5
Total votes 23,031 100.0

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