United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii, 2016

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The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Hawaii occurred on November 8, 2016. The electorate chose two candidates to act in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's two districts. Hawaii is one of 14 states that[1] employ an open primary system, meaning voters do not have to state a party affiliation in the election.[1] The primaries were held on August 13.

Incumbents

District Incumbent Party
1 Colleen Hanabusa[1] Democratic
2 Tulsi Gabbard[1] Democratic

Candidates

The following candidates received the most votes in the primary election on August 13, 2016 and will represent their respective parties in the general election.

District 1

  • Colleen Hanabusa, Democratic party
  • Shirlene D. Ostrov, Republican party
  • Alan J.K. Yim, Libertarian party
  • Calvin Griffin, nonpartisan

District 2

  • Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic party (incumbent)
  • Angela Aulani Kaaihue, Republican party
  • Richard L. Turner, nonpartisan

District 1

United States House of Representatives District 1

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  Colleen Hanabusa official photo (cropped).jpg Shirl Ostrov.jpg
Nominee Colleen Hanabusa Shirlene Ostrov
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 145,417 45,958
Percentage 68.1% 21.5%

U.S. Representative before election

Vacant

Elected U.S. Representative

Colleen Hanabusa
Democratic

The 1st district is located entirely on the island of Oahu, encompassing the urban areas of the City and County of Honolulu, a consolidated city-county that includes Oahu's central plains and southern shores, including the towns of Aiea, Mililani, Pearl City, Waipahu and Waimalu. It is the only majority-Asian district in the United States. The district was vacant leading into the election. It was represented by Democrat Mark Takai from 2015 until his death in July 2016. He was elected with 51% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+18.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Wakako Hanabusa 74,022 74.65
Democratic Lei (Leinaala) Ahu Isa 11,518 11.62
Democratic Howard Kim 2,750 2.77
Democratic Javier Ocasio 1,117 1.13
Democratic Sam Puletasi 1,036 1.04
Democratic Lei Sharsh-Davis 915 0.92
Democratic Steve Tataii 737 0.74
Blank votes 6,998 7.06
Over votes 66 0.07
Total votes 99,159 100

Republican primary

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirlene D. (Shirl) Ostrov 13,645 57.56
Blank votes 10,060 42.43
Over votes 2 0.01
Total votes 23,707 100

Libertarian primary

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Alan J.K. Yim 446 86.27
Blank votes 71 13.73
Over votes 0 0.00
Total votes 517 100

Nonpartisan primary

Nonpartisan primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Calvin Griffin 552 50.60
Blank votes 539 49.40
Over votes 0 0.0
Total votes 1,091 100

Special election

Mark Takai, the Incumbent for District 1, announced in May 2016 that he would not seek re-election due to ill health; he died two months later. This created a vacancy that required a special election to fill the vacancy which was also held concurrently with the General Election.

Hawaii's 1st Congressional District (Vacancy) [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 129,083 60.45
Republican Shirlene D. (Shirl) Ostrov 44,090 20.65
Democratic Angela Aulani Kaaihue 5,885 2.76
Libertarian Alan J.K. Yim 5,559 2.60
Democratic Kim Howard 4,259 1.99
Democratic Peter Cross 3,420 1.60
Independent Calvin Griffin 2,824 1.32
Democratic Javier Ocasio 1,893 0.89
Independent Yvonne Perry 1,050 0.49
Independent Peter H. Plotzeneder 328 0.15
Blank votes 14,864 6.96
Over votes 276 0.14
Total votes 213,531 100

General election

Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Colleen Hanabusa 145,417 68.09
Republican Shirlene D. (Shirl) Ostrov 45,958 21.52
Libertarian Alan J.K. Yim 6,601 3.09
Independent Calvin Griffin 4,381 2.05
Blank votes 11,013 5.16
Over votes 161 0.08
Total votes 213,558 100

District 2

United States House of Representatives District 2

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  Tulsi Gabbard, official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tulsi Gabbard Angela Aulani Kaaihue
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 170,848 39,668
Percentage 81.1% 18.8%

U.S. Representative before election

Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic

Elected U.S. Representative

Tulsi Gabbard
Democratic

The 2nd district encompasses the rest of the island of Oahu, including the Windward, North Shore, Central and Leeward regions, as well as the entire state outside of Oahu. This includes the areas located in the counties of Kauai (which includes the islands of Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Lehua and Kaʻula), Maui (which consists of the islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lānai, Molokai except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County and Molokini) and Hawaii County coextensive with the Island of Hawaii, often called "the Big Island". The incumbent is Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who has represented the district since 2013. She was elected with 79% of the vote in 2014 and the district has a PVI of D+21.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard 80,026 77.60
Democratic Shay Chan Hodges 14,643 14.20
Blank votes 8,385 8.13
Over votes 70 0.07
Total votes 103,124 100

Republican primary

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Angela Aulani Kaaihue 7,449 37.90
Republican Eric Hafner 5,876 29.90
Blank votes 6,315 32.13
Over votes 18 0.07
Total votes 19,655 100

Nonpartisan primary

Nonpartisan primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Richard L. Turner 697 55.85
Blank votes 550 44.07
Over votes 1 0.08
Total votes 1,248 100

General election

Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District, 2016 [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tulsi Gabbard (Incumbent) 170,848 76.23
Republican Angela Aulani Kaaihue 39,668 17.70
Blank votes 13,483 6.02
Over votes 134 0.05
Total votes 224,133 100

Results from 2014

There were 6,057 seats in 87 chambers[1] with elections in 2014. According to Ballotpedia's three aspects of competitiveness index, the numbers of open seats, incumbents facing primary opposition and general elections between partisan candidates showed poor results compared to the prior election.[1]

Overall Competitiveness

2010 2012 2014
Competitiveness Index 36.2[1] 35.8 31.4
% Open Seats 18.6 21.2 17.0
% Incumbents with primary challenge 22.7 24.6 20.1
% Candidates with major party opposition 67.3 61.7 57.0

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "United States House of Representatives in Hawaii, 2016". Ballotpedia. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "PRIMARY ELECTION 2016 – State of Hawaii – Statewide". State of Hawaii Office of Elections. August 16, 2016. p. 1. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 

External links

  • Office of Elections, Hawaii
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