2006 Hawaii gubernatorial election

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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2006

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  Linda Lingle navy 1-cropped.jpg Randy iwase.jpg
Nominee Linda Lingle Randy Iwase
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Duke Aiona Malama Solomon
Popular vote 215,313 121,717
Percentage 62.5% 35.4%

Hawaii Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 2006.svg
Election results by county
Lingle:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Linda Lingle

Elected Governor

Linda Lingle

The Hawaii gubernatorial election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Linda Lingle was the first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since 1962. Although 2006 was a strong election year for Democrats, Lingle won re-election by a landslide owing to an economic rebound in the state that occurred during her tenure after tremulous decade for the state economy during the '90s and early 2000s. As of 2019, this is the most recent election in which a Republican was elected Governor of Hawaii.

Republican primary[edit]


  • Linda Lingle, incumbent governor
  • George L. Berish, fellow of the Society of Actuaries
  • Paul Manner, freelance news correspondent
  • George G. Peabody, editor of the Molokai Advertiser-News


Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Linda Lingle 31,275 97.42
Republican George Peabody 322 1.00
Republican George L. Berish 295 0.92
Republican Paul Manner 211 0.66
Total votes 32,103 100

Democratic primary[edit]


  • Randy Iwase, former state senator and former Honolulu city councilor
  • William Aila, Wai'anae harbormaster
  • Van Tanabe, former telecommunications executive


Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randy Iwase 119,058 66.43
Democratic William J. Aila, Jr. 43,845 24.46
Democratic Van K. Tanabe 16,317 9.10
Total votes 179,220 100

Green Party[edit]

  • James Brewer Jr. - full-time political-economic educator and advocate for Hawaii's employee families

Libertarian Party[edit]

  • Ozell Daniel, comedian

General election[edit]

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Linda Lingle 215,313 62.53% +10.98%
Democratic Randy Iwase 121,717 35.35% -11.66%
Green James Brewer, Jr. 5,435 1.58%
Libertarian Ozell Daniel 1,850 0.54% +0.18%
Majority 93,596 27.18% +22.64%
Turnout 344,315
Republican hold Swing


External links[edit]


Official Campaign Websites (Archived)
Official government and party websites