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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010

 

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010

November 2, 2010

 
Nominee Neil Abercrombie Duke Aiona
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Brian Schatz Lynn Finnegan
Popular vote 222,724 157,311
Percentage 57.8% 40.8%

County Results

Governor before election

Linda Lingle
Republican

Elected Governor

Neil Abercrombie
Democratic

The Hawaii gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 to determine the next Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. The winning candidates will serve a four-year term from 2010 to 2014. Incumbent Republican Governor Linda Lingle was term-limited in 2010 and not eligible to run for re-election. Former congressman Neil Abercrombie was declared the winner, defeating lieutenant governor Duke Aiona. Abercrombie was sworn in as the state's seventh (and its fifth Democratic) Governor on December 6, 2010.

The winners of the 2010 lieutenant governor primary election became the running mates of the 2010 gubernatorial nominees.[1]

Contents

  • Primary candidates 1
    • Democratic Party 1.1
    • Free Energy Party 1.2
    • Republican Party 1.3
    • Non-partisan 1.4
  • Primary results 2
    • Democratic 2.1
    • Republican 2.2
    • Non-partisan 2.3
  • Lieutenant governor primary 3
    • Candidates 3.1
      • Democratic Party 3.1.1
      • Free Energy Party 3.1.2
      • Independent 3.1.3
      • Republican Party 3.1.4
    • Results 3.2
      • Democratic 3.2.1
      • Republican 3.2.2
  • General election 4
    • Candidates 4.1
    • Results 4.2
  • Polling 5
    • Democratic primary 5.1
    • General election 5.2
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Primary candidates

List of candidates per State of Hawaii Office of Elections candidate report.[2]

Democratic Party

Free Energy Party

  • Daniel H. Cunningham

Republican Party

  • Duke Aiona, Lieutenant Governor[5]
  • John S. Carroll

Non-partisan

Primary results

Democratic

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Neil Abercrombie 142,234 59.3%
Democratic Mufi Hannemann 90,535 37.7%
Democratic Arturo P. Reyes 1,350 0.6%
Democratic Van K. Tanabe 1,329 0.6%
Democratic Miles Shiratori 1,031 0.4%
Totals ' %

Republican

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duke Aiona 42,479 93.0%
Republican John S. Carroll 2,075 4.5%
Totals ' %

Non-partisan

Non-partisan primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Tom Pollard 265 20.3%
Independent Paul Manner 188 14.4%
Independent Tony Clapes 95 7.3%
Totals ' %

Lieutenant governor primary

Eleven candidates ran for their political parties' nominations in the lieutenant governor primary election on September 18: seven Democrats, two Republicans, one independent, and one Free Energy Party candidate.[1]

Candidates

Democratic Party

  • Lyla Berg, 59, Hawaiian State Representative first elected in 2004 to represent the Kāhala area; former teacher and principal[1]
  • Robert Bunda, 63, state legislator since 1983: State Representative from 1983 until 1994 and Senator from 1994 until 2010;[1] President of the Hawaiian Senate for five years. Resigned from office to run for Lieutenant Governor.[1]
  • Steve Hirakami, 64, principal of a charter school in Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawai'i[1]
  • Gary Hooser, 56, former state Senator from Kauai. Campaign based largely on support of civil unions.[1]
  • Jon Riki Karamatsu, 35, state legislator first elected in 2002 to represent the Waipahu area; chairman of the state House Judiciary Committee[1]
  • Norman Sakamoto, 63, sitting state Senator first elected in 1996 to represent the Kalihi, Salt Lake, and Pearl Ridge neighborhoods of Honolulu; chairman of the state Senate Education and Housing Committee; opponent of civil unions[1]
  • Brian Schatz, 37, former state legislator and former chairman of the Hawaiian Democratic Party. Resident of Honolulu.[1]

Free Energy Party

Independent

  • Leonard Kama, 67, retired security guard and deckhand campaigning on education and a reduction of homeslessness. Resident of Kapolei.[1]

Republican Party

  • Lynn Finnegan, 39, state legislator since 2002; Republican leader in the State House since 2005. Resident of Aiea, Hawaii.[1]
  • Adrienne King, 62, lawyer for more than thirty years. Resident of Honolulu,[1] daughter-in-law to judge Samuel Pailthorpe King.[8]

Results

Democratic

Democratic primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Schatz 83,431 34.8%
Democratic Robert Bunda 45,973 19.2%
Democratic Norman Sakamoto 44,462 18.5%
Democratic Gary Hooser 22,878 9.5%
Democratic Lyla Berg 20,161 8.4%
Democratic Jon Riki Karamatsu 6,746 2.8%
Democratic Steve Hirakami 2,695 1.1%
Totals ' %

Republican

Republican primary results[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Finnegan 27,052 59.2%
Republican Adrienne King 12,300 26.9%
Totals ' %

General election

Neil Abercrombie and his running mate Brian Schatz on the day of the election

Candidates

  • Neil Abercrombie (D)
    • Abercrombie's running mate was former state Democratic Party chairman Brian Schatz
  • Duke Aiona (R)
    • Aiona's running mate was State Rep. Lynn Finnegan
  • Daniel Cunningham (FE)
    • Cunningham's running mate was Deborah Spence
  • Tom Pollard (I)
    • Pollard's running mate was Leonard Kama

Results

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Neil Abercrombie / Brian Schatz 222,724 57.8%
Republican Duke Aiona / Lynn Finnegan 157,311 40.8%
Free Energy Party Daniel Cunningham / Deborah Spence 1,265 .3%
Non-partisan Tom Pollard / Leonard Kama 1,263 .3%
Turnout 380,035 55.7%

Polling

Democratic primary

Poll source Dates administered Neil Abercrombie Mufi Hannemann Undecided
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 10–17, 2010 49% 44% 8%
Mason Dixon January 8–12, 2010 37% 34% 29%
Research 2000 June 15–17, 2009 42% 22% 36%

General election

Poll source Dates administered Neil Abercrombie (D) Duke Aiona (R)
Public Policy Polling October 2–3, 2010 49% 47%
Honolulu Star-Advertiser August 10–17, 2010 53% 41%
Rasmussen Reports June 24, 2010 58% 32%
Rasmussen Reports March 24, 2010 54% 31%
Mason Dixon January 8–12, 2010 43% 34%
Research 2000 June 15–17, 2009 45% 36%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Sample, Herbert A. (2010-09-15). "11 vying for Hawaii's second highest post".  
  2. ^ State of Hawaii Office of Elections (July 20, 2010). "Candidate Report". p. 3. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  3. ^ DePledge, Derrick (March 9, 2009). "Abercrombie kicks off run for governor".  
  4. ^ DePledge, Derrick (July 21, 2010). "Off and running; Gubernatorial hopefuls punch, counterpunch as the state's election filing deadline passes".  
  5. ^ Aiona leads money race for 2010 governor's seat
  6. ^ "Physician Profile on Dr. Thomas Pollard". HealthGrades web site. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "PRIMARY ELECTION 2010 - State of Hawaii - Statewide" (PDF). Honolulu, HI, USA: Office of Elections, State of Hawaii. 2010-09-29. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  8. ^ "About Adrienne". Adrienne King Lieutenant Governor web site. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "General Election—State of Hawaii—Statewide Final Summary Report". Hawaii office of Elections. November 16, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010. 

External links

  • Hawaii Office of Elections
  • Hawaii Governor Candidates at Project Vote Smart
  • Campaign contributions for 2010 Hawaii Governor from Follow the Money
  • Hawaii Governor 2010 from OurCampaigns.com
  • 2010 Hawaii Gubernatorial General Election graph of multiple polls from Pollster.com
  • Election 2010: Hawaii Governor from Rasmussen Reports
  • 2010 Hawaii Governor Race from Real Clear Politics
  • 2010 Hawaii Governor's Race from CQ Politics
  • Race Profile in The New York Times
Official campaign websites
  • Neil Abercrombie for Governor
  • Duke Aiona for Governor
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