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Oahu County Primary Election Guide

Your one-stop guide for primary election races in the County of Oahu, with associated research and media links.

in Hawaii Politics

This compilation gives a voter the ability to access the current campaign and media available to evaluate and compare State Legislature and County level primary races for key criteria and “change potential.”

When pictures are included, they are intended to draw attention to strong challenges or candidates. These are not endorsements, but reflect candidates that could have an impact in these races, offices and Hawaii’s future.

Criteria is based on the premises articulated in the main article “Primarily Voting For Change”;
1. New Candidate (or relatively new. Challenging incumbent and/or stepping up to higher office)
2. Female (to address the gender inequity in offices)
3. Young (to address the age representation inequity in offices)
4. Grassroots (community based, public interest, not corporate-funded)

[Related: Primarily Voting For Change]

The intent in promoting change is to enhance the democratic process and expose voters to options that make primary candidate evaluation easier, versus a default to name recognition or incumbent advantage. See all the candidate specific links (orange) under each candidate and published non-campaign media and videos below in each race area and/or at the bottom of the guide.

We encourage readers to look at the basic criteria, as well as both/all of the candidates platforms and positions. Evaluate based on substantive criteria, research, community engagement and nature of campaign donors. Decisions for support, donation, advocacy and voting are up to you!

Engage mail in, early and election day voting and also encourage your ohana, organizations and communities. Make the Primary little ‘d’ democracy in the islands strong— It is where we have the widest and most diverse choices. So… People to the primary polls!

Jump to: Hawaii County Primary Election Guide, Maui County Primary Election Guide, Kauai County Primary Election Guide
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State Senate District 8- No election

State Senate District 9- No election

State Senate District 10- No election

State Senate District 11- No election

State Senate District 12

Sharon Moriwaki

Democratic Challenger
Sharon Moriwaki
sharon4senate@gmail.com
www.sharonmoriwaki.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A
Podium 001: Interview with Sharon Moriwaki

Democratic Incumbent
Brickwood Galuteria
(808) 864-8872
brickwoodg@gmail.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

State Senate District 13- No election

State Senate District 14- No election

State Senate District 15- No election

State Senate District 16

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Breene Harimoto
(808) 225-0368
bharimoto@gmail.com
Facebook

State Senate District 17

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Clarence Nishihara
(808) 728-1008
nishiharac003@hawaii.rr.com
Facebook

State Senate District 18

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Michelle Kidani
(808) 754-4442
mnkidani@gmail.com
Facebook

State Senate District 19 (No Incumbent)

Matt LoPresti

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Matt LoPresti
(808) 489-0487
matt_lopresti@yahoo.com
www.matt4ewa.com
Facebook

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Alicia Maluafiti
(808) 224-3648
alicia@loihicommunications.com
Facebook

This Ewa Senate Race Between A Lobbyist And A Lawmaker Is Getting Hot

State Senate District 20- No election

State Senate District 21

Democratic Incumbent
Maile Shimabukuro
(808) 349-3075
maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com
www.electmaile.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Challenger
Timothy Riley
(808) 208-4453
rileyforhawaii@yahoo.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

State Senate District 23

Democratic Incumbent
Gilbert Riviere
(808) 220-2280
gil@gilriviere.com
www.gilriviere.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Challenger
Clayton Hee
(808) 239-5105
senatorhee@gmail.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Clayton Hee announces run for State Senate one day after withdrawl from Gov. race

Candidate Forum— State Senate Dist. 23 (video 34 mins; 1.00 to 34.00 mins)

State Senate District 24

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Kenneth Ito
(808) 722-6883
1978kito@gmail.com
Facebook

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Jarrett Keohokalole
teamkeohokalole@gmail.com
www.jarrettkeohokalole.com
Facebook
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House of Reps. District 17

Republican Incumbent, No Democratic Challenger
Gene Ward

House of Reps. District 18

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Mark Hashem
(808) 388-7693
mark.hashem@yahoo.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 19

Democratic Challenger
Nicola Perez-Garreaud
(808) 419-1144
nicola.perez.garreaud@gmail.com
Facebook

Democratic Incumbent
Bert Kobayashi
(808) 732-2655
bkobay@gmail.com

House of Reps. District 20

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Calvin Say
(808) 393-5327
calvinsay@hotmail.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 21

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Scott Nishimoto
(808) 779-7845
repnishimoto@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 22

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Tom Brower
(808) 398-5653
tom.brower@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 23 (No Incumbent)

Benton Rodden

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Benton Rodden
(808) 342-4374
bentonrodden@gmail.com
www.bentonrodden.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Andrew Garrett
(808) 354-1108
andrewgarrett2018@gmail.com
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Dylan Armstrong
(808) 255-3944
waiakekua@gmail.com
www.dylanarmstronghawaii.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Dale Kobayashi
(808) 988-0927
daleforhouse@gmail.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Elton Fukumoto
(415) 717-1757
etfukumoto@gmail.com

House of Reps. District 24

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Della Belatti
(808) 393-0594
daubelatti@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 25

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Sylvia Luke
(808) 927-2835
repluke00@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 26

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Scott Saiki
(808) 200-1436
scottsaiki@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 27

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Takashi Ohno
takashi@takashiohno.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 28

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
John Mizuno
(808) 741-4503
jojemay@yahoo.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 29

Democratic Challenger
James Logue
(808) 489-0792
james@logueforhouse.com
www.logueforhouse.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Incumbent
Daniel Holt
(808) 222-0055
theholthui@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 30

Sonny Ganaden

Democratic Challenger
Ernesto (Sonny) Ganaden
(808) 294-9949
sonnyganaden@gmail.com
www.ganadenforhawaii.org
Facebook

Democratic Incumbent
Romy Cachola
(808) 845-9955
rmcachola@yahoo.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 31

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Aaron Johanson
(808) 398-4671
elect.johanson@gmail.com
www.votejohanson.com

House of Reps. District 32

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Linda Ichiyama Chong
(808) 392-4547
lindaichiyama@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 33

Democratic Challenger
Tracy Arakaki
(808) 487-1474
arakakiforaiea@hawaii.rr.com
www.arakakiforaiea.com
Facebook

Democratic Challenger
David Matsushita
(808) 486-6562
info@davidmatsushita.org
www.davidmatsushita.org
Facebook

Democratic Incumbent
Sam Kong
(808) 699-0222
samkong@hawaii.rr.com
www.friendsforsamkong.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 34

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Gregg Takayama
(808) 456-7151
greggtakayama@hawaii.rr.com
www.greggtakayama.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 35

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Roy Takumi
reptakumi@hotmail.com

House of Reps. District 36 (No Incumbent)

Marilyn Lee

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Marilyn Lee
(808) 542-4438
marilyn@marilynblee.com
www.marilynblee.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Trish La Chica

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Trish La Chica
(808) 799-4620
hello@trishlachica.com
www.trishlachica.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Zuri Aki
(808) 623-2485
zforhawaii@gmail.com

Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Dean Hazama
(808) 226-7430
djkhazama@hawaii.rr.com
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 37

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Ryan Yamane
(808) 551-2093
friendsyamane@hawaii.rr.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 38

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Henry Aquino
(808) 780-9157
friendsofhenryaquino@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 39

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Ty Cullen
(808) 479-9772
tycullenhouse39@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 40 (Repub Incumbent)

Democratic Candidate, No Challenge
Rosebella Ellazar-Martinez
(808) 224-1261
rosebella.martinez@icloud.com

House of Reps. District 41 (No Incumbent)

Lynn Robinson-Onderko

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Lynn Robinson-Onderko
(808) 347-0863
lynnforewa@gmail.com
www.lynnforewa.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Rida Cabanilla
(808) 779-3655
majorcabanilla@aol.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 42

Jake Schafer

Democratic Challenger
Jake Schafer
(808) 670-6855
jakeforhawaii@gmail.com
www.jakeforhawaii.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Incumbent
Sharon Har
(808) 258-0313
rephar@gmail.com
www.sharonhar.com
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 43 (No Incumbent)

Stacelynn Eli

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Stacelynn Eli
(808) 384-0567
stacelynn84@gmail.com
Facebook

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Michael Juarez
(808) 542-9393
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 44

Cedric Gates

Democratic Incumbent
Cedric Gates
(808) 457-6385
cedric4hawaii@gmail.com
www.cedricforhawaii.com
Facebook

Democratic Challenger
Jo Jordan
(808) 722-6553
friendsofjojordan@gmail.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 45 (Repub Incumbent)

No Democratic Challenge

House of Reps. District 46 (No Elected Incumbent)

Amy Perusso

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Amy Perruso
(808) 351-0980
amyperruso@gmail.com
Facebook

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Lester Fung
(808) 783-2711
lesfung6@gmail.com
Facebook

Democratic Incumbent (from appointment)
Lei Learmont
Facebook

House of Reps. District 47

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Sean Quinlan
(808) 388-2823
sean@quinlan88.com
Facebook

House of Reps. District 48 (No Incumbent)

Jessica Wooley

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Jessica Wooley
(808) 864-0400
repwooley@gmail.com
www.jessicawooley.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Randy Gonce

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Randy Gonce
(808) 829-5042
friendsofrandygonce@gmail.com
www.randygonce.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Lisa Kitagawa-Akagi
(808) 548-9708
vote.kitagawa@gmail.com
www.lisakitagawa.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Keith (Kika) Bukoski
(808) 250-5452
kikabukoski@gmail.com
www.kikabukoski.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 49 (No Incumbent)

Natalia Hussey-Burdick

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Natalia Hussey-Burdick
(808) 688-3481
nataliaforhawaii@gmail.com
www.nataliaforhawaii.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Shannon Dalire
808) 627-2942
kaui.dalire@gmail.com

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Scot Matayoshi
scot@scotmatayoshi.com
www.scotmatayoshi.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Maurice (Mo) Radke
(808) 953-7307
mo@moradke.com
www.moradke.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 50 (Repub Incumbent)

Micah Kalama Pregitzer

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Micah Kalama Pregitzer
(808) 262-5949
vote4micahkalamapregitzer@gmail.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Democratic Candidate, With Opponent
Miles Shiratori
(808) 383-5832
milesshiratori@hotmail.com
Candidate Q&A

House of Reps. District 51

Democratic Incumbent, No Challenge
Chris Lee
chrisleeforhawaii@gmail.com
www.chrisleeforhawaii.com
Facebook
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Honolulu City Council (Non-Partisan)

District 2 (No Incumbent)

Choon James

Choon James
(808) 293-9111
choonjameshawaii@gmail.com
www.votechoonjames.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Heidi Tsuneyoshi
(808) 664-9578
info@friendsofheidi.com
www.heidiforcouncil.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Robert Bunda
(808) 622-8016
bobbybunda@gmail.com
www.bobbybundaforcouncil.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Lloyd Burlew
(732) 977-4236
countryonthecouncil@gmail.com
www.countryonthecouncil.com

District 4

Natalie Iwasa

Natalie Iwasa
(808) 395-3233
iwasacampaign@gmail.com
www.natalieiwasa.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Tommy Waters
(808) 354-1178
tommywaters@hawaii.rr.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Ricky Marumoto
(808) 741-5181
rmarumoto88@gmail.com
Candidate Q&A

Trevor Ozawa, Incumbent
(808) 282-5306
campaign@trevorozawa.com
www.trevorozawa.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Personality Rather Than Policy Shrouds East Honolulu Council Race

District 6

Ikaika Hussey

Ikaika Hussey
(808) 221-2843
ikaikahussey@gmail.com
www.ikaikahussey.com
Facebook

Zack Stoddard

Zack Stoddard
(805) 878-4493
zstoddard@gmail.com
www.zackstoddard.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Tyler Dos Santos-Tam
(808) 348-8885
info@votetyler.com
www.votetyler.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Carol Fukunaga, Incumbent
(808) 478-2778
carolf@lava.net
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Candidate Forum— Honolulu City Council District 6 (video 45 mins; 37.50 to 1:25.00 mins)

District 8

Kelly Kitashima
(808) 728-3167
info@kitashimaforcouncil.com
www.kitashimaforcouncil.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

Brandon Elefante, Incumbent
(808) 779-9126
brandon@brandonelefante.com
www.brandonelefante.com
Facebook
Candidate Q&A

4 Council seats to be decided by voters
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Oahu Olelo Granicus:

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 1 Group 1: Makua to Ewa Beach

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 2 Group 2: North Shore to Mililani

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 3 Group 3: Kaneohe to Waimanalo

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 4 Group 4: Hawaii Kai to Waikiki

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 5 Group 5: Kaimuki to Makiki to Manoa

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 6 Group 6: Downtown to Nuuanu to Aiea Heights

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 7 Group 7: Kalihi to Salt Lake to Hickam

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 8 Group 8: Waipahu to Waipio to Aiea

Candidates in Focus 2018: Ep - 9 Group 9: Mililani to Kunia to Ewa
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Oahu Election & Media Links:

Early Voting- Mail & Walk In
Early walk-in dates are as follows: Primary Election: Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 9

Campaign Spending Reports
Search by Name or Office; Click name, click ‘View Report’ for 7.31.17 and 1.30.18 ‘Schedule A- Contributions Received’

Hawaii Elections 2018: Primary Ballot for candidates and general information. #HawaiiElection2018

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