J. Kalani English

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Kalani English
Majority Leader of the Hawaii Senate
Assumed office
November 4, 2014
Preceded byBrickwood Galuteria
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 7th district
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Preceded byGary Hooser
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 2003 – January 16, 2013
Preceded byAvery Chumbley
Succeeded byRosalyn Baker
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 2001 – January 2003
Preceded byRosalyn Baker
Succeeded byJoe Tanaka
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHawaii Loa College
University of Hawaii, Manoa (BA)
Harvard University (MPA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Jamie Kalani English[1][2] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2013, representing District 7. English served consecutively from 2001 until 2013 in the District 5 and District 6 seats.

Early life and education[edit]

English earned his BA in Pacific Island studies Hawaii Loa College, his MA from the University of Hawaii, and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government. His father is of Jewish descent.[3]

Elections[edit]

  • In 2012, redistricted to District 7, and with Democratic Senator Gary Hooser running for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, English won the August 11, 2012, Democratic primary with 5,456 votes (66.8%),[4] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012, general election[5]
  • In 2000, when Democratic Senator Joe Tanaka retired and left the District 5 seat open, English won the three-way September 23, 2000, Democratic primary with 3,967 votes (48.1%),[6] and won the November 5, 2002, general election with 8,300 votes (53.7%) against Republican nominee Allen Shishido.[7]
  • In 2002, redistricted to District 6, and with Democratic Senator Avery Chumbley retired, English was unopposed for the September 21, 2002, Democratic primary, winning with 4,884 votes,[8] and the November 5, 2002, general election.[9]
  • In 2004, English was unopposed for the September 18, 2004, Democratic primary, winning with 4,675 votes,[10] and won the three-way November 2, 2004, general election with 12,362 votes (67.0%) against Republican nominee Robb Finberg and Green Party candidate Shaun Stenshol.[11]
  • In 2008, English was unopposed for the September 20, 2008, Democratic primary, winning with 4,974 votes,[12] and won the November 4, 2008, general election with 14,030 votes (70.7%) against Independent candidate John Blumer-Buell.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator J. Kalani English". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii State Legislature. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jamie Kalani English's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Klug, Lisa (20 July 2016). "A small island of Judaism in Hawaiian politics". Times of Israel.
  4. ^ "Primary Election 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide August 11, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 6, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Open Primary Election 2000 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 23, 2000". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  7. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 7, 2000". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  8. ^ "Open Primary Election 2002 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 21, 2002" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  9. ^ "General Election 2002 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 5, 2002" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  10. ^ "Open Primary 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 18, 2004" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  11. ^ "General Election 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 2, 2004" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  12. ^ "Primary Election 2008 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 20, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.
  13. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 4, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013.

External links[edit]

Hawaii Senate
Preceded by
Brickwood Galuteria
Majority Leader of the Hawaii Senate
2014–present
Incumbent