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Malama Solomon

Malama Solomon[1]
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 4th district
In office
January 16, 2013 – December 1, 2014
Preceded by Shan Tsutsui
Succeeded by Lorraine Inouye
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 1st district
In office
December 21, 2010[2] – January 16, 2013
Preceded by Dwight Takamine
Succeeded by Gil Kahele
Member of the Hawaii Senate
from the 1st district
In office
? – December 1998
Succeeded by Lorraine Inouye
Personal details
Born (1951-03-03) March 3, 1951
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Kohala, Hawaii
Alma mater University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Hawaii
Oregon State University

A. Leiomalama 'Malama' Solomon[3] (born March 3, 1951 in Hawaii) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2011 representing District 4. Solomon consecutively served from December 21, 2010 until 2013 in the District 1 seat where she was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Dwight Takamine as Hawaii Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.


Solomon earned her BA in education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, her BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, her MA in education from the University of Hawaii and her PhD from Oregon State University.


  • 2012 Solomon won the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary with 4,068 votes (47.5%) against former Senator Lorraine Inouye,[4] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,828 votes (60.9%) against Green candidate Kelly Greenwell.[5]
  • 1998 Solomon initially sought the District 1 Senate seat in the three-way September 19, 1998 Democratic Primary, losing to Lorraine Inouye,[6] who held the seat until 2005.


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