Rosalyn Baker

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Rosalyn Baker[1]
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
January 16, 2013
Preceded by J. Kalani English
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 2003 – January 16, 2013
Preceded by J. Kalani English
Succeeded by Gilbert Keith-Agaran
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 4th district
In office
1993 – January 1999
Succeeded by Jan Buen
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 7th district
In office
January 1989 – 1993
Personal details
Born (1946-09-20) September 20, 1946 (age 71)
El Campo, Texas
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Lahaina, Hawaii
Alma mater Southwest Texas State University
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Website rozbaker.com

Rosalyn 'Roz' H. Baker[2] (born September 20, 1946 in El Campo, Texas) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2013 representing District 6. Baker served consecutively from 2003 until 2013 in the District 5 seat, and previously served from 1993 until 1999, having served consecutively in the Hawaii State Legislature from 1989 until 1993 in the Hawaii House of Representatives. Baker was appointed to the Senate in 1993 and currently serves as the Senate Chair of Commerce and Consumer Protection.

Education[edit]

Baker earned her BA in political science and speech from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette).

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Redistricted to District 6, and with Democratic Senator J. Kalani English redistricted to District 7, Baker was unopposed for the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,457 votes,[3] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,808 votes (67.3%) against Republican nominee Bart Mulvihill,[4] her primary challenger from 2008, having changed parties.
  • 1988 Baker was initially elected to the House District 7 seat in the November 8, 1988 General election.
  • 1990 Baker was re-elected in the November 6, 1990 General election.
  • 1992 Baker was unopposed for the three-way September 19, 1992 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,431,[5] and won the November 3, 1992 General election with 4,340 votes (66.0%) against Republican Gene Viglione.[6]
  • 1994 Baker won the Senate District 4 September 17, 1994 Democratic Primary with 3,828 votes (53.1%) against Jan Buen,[7] and the November 8, 1994 General election with 9,418 votes (74.6%) against Republican nominee Zane Dittman.[8]
  • 1998 Baker lost the District 4 September 19, 1998 Democratic Primary to Jan Buen,[9] who held the seat from 1999 until 2003.
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 5, and with Democratic Senator J. Kalani English redistricted to District 6, Baker was unopposed for the September 21, 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,107 votes,[10] and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 5,556 votes (49.1%) against Republican nominee Don Couch.[11]
  • 2004 Baker and Couch were both unopposed for their September 18, 2004 primaries,[12] setting up a rematch; Baker won the November 2, 2004 General election with 8,271 votes (56.3%) against Couch.[13]
  • 2008 Baker won the September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary with 2,646 votes (67.2%),[14] and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 8,506 votes (53.7%) against Republican nominee Jan Shields.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Rosalyn H. Baker". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii State Legislature. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rosalyn Baker's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Primary Election 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide August 11, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hawaii General 2012 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 6, 2012" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 19, 1992" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 3, 1992" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Primary Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 17, 1994" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 2. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 8, 1994" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 3. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Open Primary 98 - State of Hawaii - Hawaii Statewide September 19, 1998". Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 4. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Open Primary Election 2002 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 21, 2002" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ "General Election 2002 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 5, 2002" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Open Primary 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 18, 2004" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "General Election 2004 - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 2, 2004" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Primary Election 2008 - State of Hawaii - Statewide September 20, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "General Election - State of Hawaii - Statewide November 4, 2008" (PDF). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Office of Elections. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 

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