Election 2004

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Candidates for the Sept. 18 primary election

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Here are the candidates who will be on the ballot for the Sept. 18 Hawai'i primary election. Yesterday was the deadline for candidates to submit nomination papers to run for office.

Incumbents are designated by •. Candidates who are unopposed and thus automatically elected are listed in CAPITAL LETTERS.

The general election is Nov. 2. At that time Hawai'i voters will also vote for U.S. president, Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidates and proposed amendments to the state constitution and the county charters.

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

U.S. SENATE

Democratic
Brian Evans
• Daniel Inouye
Eddie Yoon

Republican
Cam Cavasso
James Deluze
Jay Friedheim
Richard Payne

Libertarian
Lloyd Mallan

Nonpartisan
Jim Brewer
J. Turner Brown

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

U.S. HOUSE

1st District: Urban Honolulu

Democratic
• Neil Abercrombie

Republican
Dalton Tanonaka

Libertarian
Elyssa Young

2nd District: Rural O'ahu, Neighbor Islands

Democratic
• Ed Case
John Gentile

Republican
Mike Gabbard
Inam Ur Rahman
Miles Shiratori
Jonathan Treat

Nonpartisan
Sophie Mataafa

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU MAYOR

Nonpartisan election. A candidate wins outright by receiving more than half the vote. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the general election.

Duke Bainum
Daniel Cunningham
Frank Fasi
Theodore Gibson
Mufi Hannemann
Lillian Hong
Paul Manner
Glenn Pinho
Michael Powers
Terrence Teruya

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU PROSECUTOR

Nonpartisan election.

• Peter Carlisle
Keith Kaneshiro

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL

Nonpartisan election. A candidate wins outright by receiving more than half the vote. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the general election.

1st District: Wai'anae, 'Ewa
Todd Apo
James Manaku Sr.
Shane Peters
Cynthia Rezentes
Patricia Teruya

3rd District: Kane'ohe, Kailua, Waimanalo
Richard MacPherson
• Barbara Marshall
Merrily Prentiss

5th District: Makiki, Manoa, Kapahulu, Palolo

• ANN KOBAYASHI

7th District: Aliamanu, Airport, Kalihi

• Romy Cachola
Rocky Ricarte

9th District: Waipahu, Mililani, Makakilo

• NESTOR GARCIA

Others on council: The following council members are not up for election this year. Their terms expire in 2006:

2nd Dist.: Donovan Dela Cruz
4th Dist.: Charles Djou
6th Dist.: Rod Tam
8th Dist.: Gary Okino

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Nonpartisan election. Top two vote-getters advance to the general election.

x—Advance directly to general election; will not appear on the primary election ballot.

1st District: Big Island
David Adams
Peter Charlot
Nadia Davies
• Herbert Watanabe

3rd District: Honolulu
Malcolm Kirkpatrick
• Denise Matsumoto
Keith Sakata

5th District: Leeward O'ahu
x— • Breene Harimoto
x—Shad Kane

7th District: Kaua'i
Margaret Cox
William Georgi
Mitsugi Nakashima

O'ahu at-large (3 seats)
Lei Ahu Isa
Robert Barry
Darwin Ching
Albert Furuto
Signe Godfrey
Cec Heftel
Guy Kaulukukui
Maralyn Kurshals
Marcia Linville
Nobleza Magsanoc
Robert Midkiff
Robert Pohnel
Pamela Smith
Alan Takumi
• Garrett Toguchi
Marcia Wong
Shannon Wood
Arvid Youngquist

Others on BOE: The following BOE members are not up for election this year. Their terms expire in 2006:

2nd Dist.: Mary Cochran
4th Dist.: Shirley Robinson
6th Dist.: Laura H. Thielen
O'ahu at-large: Shannon Ajifu
O'ahu at-large: Karen Knudsen
O'ahu at-large: Randall Yee

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

STATE SENATE

1st District: Hamakua, S. Hilo

Democratic
• LORRAINE INOUYE

3rd District: Kohala, Kona, Ka'u

Democratic
Steven Fox

Republican
• Paul Whalen

5th District: W. Maui, S. Maui

Democratic

• Roz Baker

Republican
Donald Couch

6th District: E. Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i

Democratic
• J. Kalani English

Republican
Robert Finberg
Elaine Slavinsky

Green

Shaun Stenshol

7th District: Kaua'i, Ni'ihau

Democratic
• Gary Hooser

Republican
Maryanne Kusaka

12th District: Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown

Democratic
Robert Brooks

Republican
• Gordon Trimble

16th District: Pearl City, 'Aiea

Democratic
• DAVID IGE

17th District: Mililani, Waipi'o

Democratic
• Ron Menor

Republican
Mark Kalilikane

18th District: Waipahu, Crestview, Pearl City

Democratic
• Cal Kawamoto
Clarence Nishihara

21st District: Nanakuli, Makaha

Democratic
• Colleen Hanabusa

Republican
Richard Johnson

22nd District: N. Shore, Wahiawa

Democratic
• ROBERT BUNDA

23rd District: Kane'ohe, Kahuku

Democratic
• Melodie Aduja
Clayton Hee

Republican
James Henshaw
Gordon Tilley

Others in Senate: The following senators are not up for election this year. Their terms expire in 2006:

2nd Dist.: Russell Kokubun (D)
4th Dist.: Shan Tsutsui (D)
8th Dist.: Sam Slom (R)
9th Dist.: Les Ihara (D)
10th Dist.: Brian Taniguchi (D)
11th Dist.: Carol Fukunaga (D)
13th Dist.: Suzanne Oakland (D)
14th Dist.: Donna Mercado Kim (D)
15th Dist.: Norman Sakamoto (D)
19th Dist.: Brian Kanno (D)
20th Dist.: Willie Espero (D)
24th Dist.: Bob Hogue (R)
25th Dist.: Fred Hemmings (R)

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

STATE HOUSE

1st District: N. Hilo, Hamakua, N. Kohala

Democratic
• DWIGHT TAKAMINE

2nd District: Hilo

Democratic
• Jerry Chang

Republican
Sharon Vannatta

3rd District: Hilo, Kea'au, Mt. View

Democratic
Glen Hisashima
Clifton Tsuji

Republican
Andrew Smith

Nonpartisan
Frederick Fukuchi

4th District: Puna

Democratic
• Helene Hale
Gerard Silva

Republican
Brian Jordan

Libertarian
Dennis Triglia

5th District: Ka'u, S. Kona

Democratic
• Robert Herkes

Republican
Stephanie Tabbada

6th District: Kailua, Keauhou

Democratic
Joshua Green

Republican
• Mark Jernigan

7th District: N. Kona, S. Kohala

Democratic
• Cindy Evans

Republican
J. William Sanborn

8th District: Wailuku, Waiehu

Democratic
• Joe Souki

Republican
Robert Min

Nonpartisan
Fred Ruge

9th District: Kahului, Pa'ia

Democratic
• Bob Nakasone

Republican
Janice Shishido

10th District: W. Maui

Democratic
Gretchen McKelvey
Kameo Tanaka

Republican
• Brian Blundell

11th District: S. Maui

Democratic
Louis Gallup

Republican
• Chris Halford

12th District: Upcountry Maui

Democratic
Richard Perrie
Kyle Yamashita

Republican
• Kika Bukoski

13th District: E. Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i

Democratic
• Sol Kaho'ohalahala

Republican
Meiling Akuna

14th District: Kapa'a, Hanalei

Democratic
• Hermina Morita

Republican
Mamo Cummings

15th District: Lihu'e, Koloa

Democratic
John Friedman
• Ezra Kanoho

Republican
John Hoff

16th District: Po'ipu, Waimea, Ni'ihau

Democratic
• Bertha Kawakami

Republican
JoAnne Georgi

17th District: Hawai'i Kai, Kalama Valley

Democratic
Paul Ah Yat
Richard Halverson Jr.

Republican
• William Stonebraker

18th District: Kahala, 'Aina Haina, Kuli'ou'ou

Democratic
Lyla Berg

Republican
• Bertha Leong
Mark Terry

19th District: Kaimuki, Kahala, Wai'alae Iki

Democratic
Mike Abe

Republican
• Barbara Marumoto

20th District: St. Louis Hts., Palolo, Wilhelmina Rise

Democratic
• Calvin Say

Republican
Julia Allen

21st District: Kapahulu, Diamond Head

Democratic
• Scott Nishimoto

Republican
Gratia Bone

22nd District: McCully, Pawa'a

Democratic
• Scott Saiki

Republican
Craig Stutzmann

23rd District: Waikiki, Ala Moana, Kaka'ako

Democratic
Dick Ornellas
Rex Saunders

Republican
• Galen Fox

24th District: Manoa

Democratic
• Kirk Caldwell

Republican
Nadine Nishioka

25th District: Makiki, Tantalus

Democratic
• Brian Schatz

Republican
Tracy Okubo

26th District: Punchbowl, Pacific Hts., Nu'uanu Valley

Democratic
• Sylvia Luke

Republican
Robert Tom

27th District: Liliha, Pu'unui

Democratic
Sesnita Moepono
Stefanie Sakamoto-Sato

Republican
• Corinne Ching

28th District: Iwilei, Downtown, Makiki

Democratic
• Kenneth Hiraki

Republican
Collin Wong

29th District: Kalihi, Sand Island

Democratic
• Jun Abinsay

Republican
Kenneth Harding

30th District: Moanalua, Kalihi Valley, 'Alewa

Democratic
• Dennis Arakaki

Republican
Diana Perrells

31st District: Salt Lake, Tripler

Democratic
• Glenn Wakai

Republican
Bradley Duncan

32nd District: Waimalu, Aliamanu, Airport

Republican
• LYNN FINNEGAN

33rd District: Halawa, 'Aiea, Pearlridge

Democratic
• Blake Oshiro

Republican
Gerald Coffee

34th District: Pearl City, Newtown, Royal Summit

Democratic
• K. MARK TAKAI

35th District: Waipahu, Crestview

Democratic
Henry Aquino
• Alex Sonson

Republican
Ioane Nuusa

36th District: Pearl City, Palisades

Democratic
• Roy Takumi

Republican
Jamie Kese

37th District: Mililani, Waipi'o

Democratic
Ryan Yamane

Republican
• Guy Ontai

38th District: Mililani, Mililani Mauka

Democratic
• Marilyn Lee

Republican
Alonzo Sandoval

39th District: Wahiawa

Democratic
• Marcus Oshiro

Republican
Augustina Tomas

40th District: Makakilo, Kapolei, Royal Kunia

Democratic
Rey Cabradilla
Carolyn Golojuch

Republican
• Mark Moses

41st District: Waipahu, Village Park, Waikele

Democratic
• Jon Karamatsu

Republican
Rito Saniatan

42nd District: Waipahu, Honouliuli, 'Ewa

Democratic
Genaro Bimbo
Rida Cabanilla
• Tulsi Tamayo
Gerald Vidal

Republican

Trevor Koch

43rd District: 'Ewa Beach, West Loch

Democratic
Jeffrey Alexander
Tesha Malama
• Romeo Mindo

Republican
Kymberly Pine

44th District: Nanakuli, Honokai Hale

Democratic
• Michael Kahikina

Republican
Karen Awana

45th District: Wai'anae, Makaha

Democratic
• Maile Shimabukuro
Barry Sooalo

Republican
William Corless Jr.
Glen Kila

46th District: Kahuku, N. Shore, Schofield

Democratic
• Michael Magaoay

Republican
Carol Philips

47th District: Ha'iku, Kahalu'u, La'ie

Democratic
Charles Penn
Charles Tanouye Jr.

Republican
• Colleen Meyer

48th District: Kane'ohe

Democratic
• Ken Ito

Republican
Keoki Leong

49th District: Maunawili, Enchanted Lake, Kane'ohe

Democratic
Dwight Chong

Republican
• David Pendleton

50th District: Kailua, Mokapu

Democratic
Edward Clayton Jr.

Republican
• Cynthia Thielen

51st District: Waimanalo, Lanikai

Democratic
• Tommy Waters

Republican
Wilson Ho

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HAWAI'I MAYOR

Nonpartisan election. A candidate wins outright by receiving more than half the vote. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the general election.

Roger Christie
Joseph Fernandez
Robert Greenwell
• Harry Kim
Dominic Yagong

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HAWAI'I PROSECUTOR

Nonpartisan election.

• JAY KIMURA

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HAWAI'I COUNCIL

Nonpartisan election. A candidate wins outright by receiving more than half the vote. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the general election.

1st District: Hamakua Coast

Kevin Brown
• Fred Holschuh

2nd District: Hilo, Kaumana

Donald Ikeda
• Michael Tulang

3rd District: Waiakea, Kea'au

• James Arakaki
Ollie Fulks

4th District: Hilo, Keaukaha

Stacy-Stan Higa
Wendell Ka'ehu'ae'a
Edgar Ombac

5th District: Lower Puna

Ernest Anderson
Roger Evans
William Meyers
• Gary Safarik

6th District: Upper Puna, Ka'u, S. Kona

Timothy Bates
• Bob Jacobson
Robert Wallwork Jr.

7th District: Keauhou, Kealakekua

Virginia Isbell
Joseph Rosner

8th District: Kailua, N. Kona

Joel Gimpel
Ka'apikapika Pilago
Jim Rath

9th District: N. & S. Kohala

• Leningrad Elarionoff
Peter Hoffmann

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

MAUI COUNCIL

Council candidates are required to live in the district, but voters cast votes for all nine seats.

Nonpartisan election. Top two vote-getters advance to general election.

x—Advance directly to general election; will not appear on the primary election ballot.

East Maui

• Bob Carroll
Diana Carroll
Aileen Lee

West Maui

Linda Clute
• Jo Anne Johnson
Dennis Nakamura

Wailuku, Waihe'e, Waikapu

x—Socrates Buenger
x— • Dain Kane

Kahului

x—Lance Collins
x— • Joseph Pontanilla

South Maui

Johanna Amorin
Michelle Anderson
Joseph Bertram III
Juan Cendejas
John Jackson
Jason Norman
Zandra Souza Amaral
Ronald Vaught

Makawao, Ha'iku, Pa'ia

Christina Hemming
Lance Holter
• Mike Molina

Upcountry

x— • CHARMAINE TAVARES

Lana'i

x— • RIK• HOKAMA

Moloka'i

x— • DANNY MATEO

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

KAUA'I PROSECUTOR

Nonpartisan election. A candidate wins outright by receiving more than half the vote. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the general election.

CRAIG De COSTA

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

KAUA'I COUNCIL

Nonpartisan election. All seven council seats are voted for on an at-large basis. Top 14 vote-getters advance to the general election.

• Bill Asing
Timothy Bynum
Robert Cariffe
Peggy Field
• Jay Furfaro
Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho
Johnette Kahalekai
• Daryl Kaneshiro
Rhoda Libre
Bruce Miyashiro
• Maurice Munechika
Bruce Pleas
• Melvin Rapozo
Rupert Rowe
• James Tokioka
Marshall Turner
• JoAnn Yukimura

• U.S. Senate • Board of Education • Hawai'i Council
• U.S. House • State Senate • Maui Council
• Honolulu Mayor • State House • Kaua'i Prosecutor
• Honolulu Prosecutor • Hawai'i Mayor • Kaua'i Council
• Honolulu City Council • Hawai'i Prosecutor • Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

General election only.

Nonpartisan election that will take place at the Nov. 2 general election only. Voters on all islands can vote for all seats.

Yesterday was the deadline for OHA candidates to file nomination papers.

Big Island

Jackie Burke
Kalikookalani Chun
• Linda Dela Cruz
Louis Hao
Reynolds Kamakawiwoole
Richard Nelson III
Kaheaokalani Stocksdale

Kaua'i

• Donald Cataluna
Leona Kalima

Moloka'i

• COLETTE MACHADO

State at-large

• Haunani Apoliona
Shaun Hill
Frank Kawelo
John Sabey

RESOURCES
 •  What you need to know
 •  District profiles
 •  State's Office of Elections page
 •  Download voter registration form
 •  How to vote at the polling place
 •  e.thePeople — Make your voice heard
 •  Advertiser's Voter's Guide 2002

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