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Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii)

  • District: Senior Senator from Hawaii
  • Residence: Honolulu
  • Born: September 11, 1924; Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Religion: Congregationalist
  • Family: Wife, Millie Akaka; five children
  • Education: U. of Hawaii, B.Ed. 1952; U. of Hawaii, M.Ed. 1966
  • Military Service: Army Corps of Engineers 1945-47
  • Political Highlights: Sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1974; U.S. House, 1977-90; U.S. Senate, 1990-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1990 (3rd full term); Appointed April 1990
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Personnel; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Disaster Recovery & Intergovernmental Affairs; Federal Financial Management; Oversight of Government Management - Chairman); Indian Affairs - Chairman; Veterans' Affairs
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State Information: Hawaii

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Mazie Hirono (D) 269,489 62.6%
Linda Lingle (R) 160,994 37.4%
2006 general Daniel Akaka (D) 210,330 61.3%
Cynthia Thielen (R) 126,097 36.8%
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 6,415 1.9%
2000 general Daniel Akaka (D) 251,215 72.7%
BLANK VOTES (R) 84,701 24.5%
Lauri Clegg (NL) 4,220 1.2%
Lloyd Mallan (LIBERT) 3,127 0.9%
David Porter (CNSTP) 2,360 0.7%
1994 general Daniel K. Akaka (D) 256,189 71.8%
Maria M. Hustace (R) 86,320 24.2%
Richard O. Rowland (LIBERT) 14,393 4%
1990 special Daniel K. Akaka (D) 188,901 54%
Patricia Saiki (R) 155,978 45%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 : 70.54% : 27.84%
2008 Barack Obama: 71.84% John McCain: 26.58%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 45%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 37%
1996 Bill Clinton: 57% Robert Dole: 32%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 37%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 54% George H. W. Bush: 45%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 44% :

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