Gene Ward

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Gene Ward
Rep. Gene Ward.jpg
Minority Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives
Assumed office
November 9, 2018
Preceded byAndria Tupola
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 17th district
Assumed office
November 7, 2006
Preceded byWilliam Stonebreaker
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 16th district
In office
January 1991 – January 1999
Preceded by???
Succeeded byBertha Leong
Personal details
Born (1943-03-09) March 9, 1943 (age 76)
Conneaut, Ohio, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Hawaii, Manoa (BA, MA, PhD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Gene R. Ward[1] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 2007 representing District 17. He currently serves as the Minority Leader. He is a Vietnam veteran and former Peace Corps Country Director in East Timor. He also served with the United Nations in Malawi, Africa and was a presidential appointee in USAID in the Bush Administration.

Education[edit]

Ward earned his BA, his MA, and his PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His dissertation was a comparative study of Hawaiians in business compared to Caucasians in business in Hawaii.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Ward was unopposed for both the August 11, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 2,039 votes,[2] and the November 6, 2012 General election.[3]
  • 1990 Ward initially won the November 6, 1990 General election.
  • 1992 Ward was unopposed for the District 16 September 21, 2002 Republican Primary, winning with 1,508 votes,[4] and won the November 3, 1992 general election with 6,562 votes (69.5%) against Democratic nominee Steve Boggs.[5]
  • 1994 Ward won the September 17, 1994 Republican Primary,[6] and won the November 8, 1994 General election with 7,213 votes (78.7%) against Democratic nominee Mark Auerbach.[7]
  • 1996 Ward was unopposed for the September 21, 1996 Republican Primary, winning with 3,088 votes,[8] and won the November 5, 1996 general election with 6,323 votes (68.3%) against Democratic nominee William Hoshijo.[9]
  • 1998 To challenge incumbent Democratic United States Representative Neil Abercrombie for Hawaii's 1st congressional district seat, Ward won the September 21, 1996 Republican Primary, winning with 54,844 votes (65.6%) against Quentin Kawānanakoa,[10] but lost the November 5, 1996 general election to Abercrombie,[11] who held the seat until 2010.
  • 2006 When Republican Representative William Stonebreaker retired and left the District 17 seat open, Ward was unopposed for the September 26, 2006 Republican Primary, winning with 855 votes,[12] and won the November 7, 2006 general election with 5,450 votes (55.1%) against Democratic nominee A.J. Halagao.[13]
  • 2008 Ward was unopposed for the September 20, 2008 Republican Primary, winning with 2,142 votes,[14] and the November 4, 2008 general election with 6,979 votes (55.3%) against Democratic nominee Amy Monk.[15]
  • 2010 Ward was unopposed for both the September 18, 2010 Republican Primary, winning with 1,741 votes,[16] and the November 2, 2010 general election.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gene Ward's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "Primary Election 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide August 11, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 6, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  4. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 19, 1992" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 4. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 3, 1992" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 17, 1994" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 8, 1994" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  8. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 21, 1996". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 4. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 5, 1996". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  10. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 21, 1996". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 5, 1996". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "Primary Election 2006 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 26, 2006" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  13. ^ "General Election 2006 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 7, 2006" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  14. ^ "Primary Election 2008 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 20, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  15. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 4, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  16. ^ "Primary Election 2010 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 18, 2010" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  17. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 2, 2010" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved November 27, 2013.

External links[edit]

Hawaii House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andria Tupola
Minority Leader of the Hawaii House of Representatives
2018–present
Incumbent