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06/24/2020

Primary Election is August 8

“The Primary Election is held to nominate candidates to represent the political parties in the General Election. This nomination process, called a Single Party Primary, asks voters to select candidates from the party of their choice (for that entire ballot). [Votes cast for a candidate of a different party will not be counted]. 

(image: Primary Election Guide from Hawaii Office of Elections)

Similarly, candidates who do not belong to a specific party will be nominated to the General Election ballot as a nonpartisan candidate. Your choice of party and candidates remains secret. 

Candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and county contests also appear on the Primary Election ballot. All voters may vote in these contests regardless of party affiliation.” (https://elections.hawaii.gov/voters/voting-in-hawaii-guide) (Emphasis and bracketed information added for clarity).

Hawaii Legislators

Federal 

US Senators

Hawaii’s two United States senators are not up for re-election this year. US Senators represent the entire state and the nation. Their work is about national policy and legislation. US Senators have six year terms.

Senator Hirono (Image: www.hirono.senate.gov)

Mazie Hirono

Junior Senator since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2024)

Democrat

@MazieHironoOfficial Website 

202-224-6361

Senator Schatz (Image: capitol.hawaii.gov)

Brian Schatz

Senior Senator since Dec 27, 2012 (next election in 2022)

Democrat

@SenBrianSchatzOfficial Website 

202-224-3934

US Representative

The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen.” (www.govtrack.us). Hawaii has two congressional districts. Hawaii US Representatives have two-year terms.

Congressional District 1 is entirely on Oahu island due to population density in its urban areas. 

Featured Graphic: District 1 for Hawaii for US Congress Image: Mapbox.com

Congressional District 2 consists of the remaining parts of Oahu and the rest of the island chain. Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District includes O’ahu, Maui County, Hawai’i County, and Kaua’i County. Kihei is District 2 for US Representative.

US Representative Gabbard (Image: gabbard.house.gov)

Tulsi Gabbard

US Representative

Democrat

@TulsiGabbardOfficial Website

“Gabbard is an American politician and Hawaii Army National Guard major who serves as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district. Elected in 2012, she is the first Hindu member of Congress and also the first Samoan-American voting member of Congress. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 United States presidential election.(wikipedia.com).

In October 2019, Gabbard announced she would not be seeking re-election to the House in 2020.

Election season 2020 has several candidates running for the position of US representative.

Following are the candidates for US Representative, Hawaii District 2 for November 2020:

AKANA, Joe REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
BOND, Steven R. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
BURRUS, Ron NONPARTISAN PRIMARY
EVANS, Brian DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
FAMERA, Noelle DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
GIUFFRE, John (Raghu) AMERICAN SHOPPING PARTY PRIMARY
GOTTSCHALK, Karla (Bart) REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
HAMMAN, David R. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
HOOMANAWANUI, Jonathan ALOHA AINA PRIMARY
KAHELE, Kaiali’i (Kai) DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
KANESHIRO, Elise Hatsuko REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
LEE, Brenda L. Machado DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
LOVE, Nicholas T. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
MCCORRISTON, Byron U. NONPARTISAN PRIMARY
NAGAMINE, Robert K. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
QUEL, Raymond S. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
SAN NICOLAS, Felipe C. REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
TIPPENS, Michelle Rose LIBERTARIAN PRIMARY

Since the candidates are so numerous, please refer to the State of Hawaii Office of Elections for their individual contact information.

State

State Representative

Kihei includes Districts 10 and 11 for State Representative. District 10 includes West Maui, Maalaea and North Kihei. District 11 begins below North Kihei Road, at Uwapo and Ohukai Roads, moving south to below Makena Beach. State representatives are divided by districts and are elected for two year terms. 

District 10 includes North Kihei and Maalaea, going toward West Maui

District 11 is Kihei from Uwapo Road toward Makena

Candidates for District 10

BALINBIN, Kanamu

17 JILLIAN LN., #532

LAHAINA, HI 96761

(808) 250-0871

kbalinbin@hawaiiantel.net

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY
GYLDSTRAND, Travis D.E

P.O. BOX 12516

LAHAINA, HI 96767

(678) 327-3299

tgyldstrand@gmail.com

www.votealoha.org

ALOHA AINA PRIMARY

State Representative, District 10, Angus McKelvey (Image: capitol.hawaii.gov)

MCKELVEY, Angus L.K.

P.O. BOX 847

LAHAINA, HI 96767

(808) 870-8644

mac4house@gmail.com

Hawaii State Capitol

Room 444

phone: 808-586-6160

fax: 808-586-6161

repmckelvey@Capitol.hawaii.gov

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
NAKOA, Leonard K., III

5155 HANAWAI ST., #E

LAHAINA, HI 96761

(808) 796-6421

junyanakoa@gmail.com

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

 

Candidates for District 11

Don Couch (Image: Doncouch.com)

COUCH, Don

P.O. BOX 1212

KIHEI, HI 96753

(808) 283-3605

don@doncouch.com

Couch Website

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

Howard Greenberg (Image: Maui Pono Network)

GREENBERG, Howard E.

P.O. BOX 1669

KIHEI, HI 96753

(808) 875-4394

mauiautism@gmail.com

www.votealoha.org

ALOHA AINA PRIMARY

State Representative Wildberger (Image: Twitter Tina4SMaui)

WILDBERGER, Tina M.L

300 OHUKAI RD., #B-213

KIHEI, HI 96753

(808) 870-1739

tw@tinawildberger.com

www.tinawildberger.com

DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY

State Senator

Kihei is District 6 for State Senator. A state senator represents an area called a ‘district’ and their work is focused on state level legislation. This year there is no contest being held. The next election year is 2022. A Hawaii State Senator has a four-year term.

Rozalyn Baker (Image: capitol.hawaii.gov)

Rozalyn Baker

Hawaii State Capitol

Room 230

phone: 808-586-6070

fax: 808-586-6071

senbaker@capitol.hawaii.gov

 Map for Senate District 6