Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blue Hawaii defies national trends, unseats the GOP. All the day's election news, all in one place

2010 Hawaii General Election Results. Civil Beat.

Neil Abercrombie, who evolved from a fiery Vietnam War protester to a respected Democrat in Congress, was elected governor of Hawaii last night on a message of change after eight years of Republican rule at Washington Place. Star-Advertiser.

Governor-elect Neil Abercrombie and his soon-to-be second-in-command, Brian Schatz, say they plan to tackle the economy and education first, once they take office. Hawaii News Now.

Democrat Neil Abercrombie captured the office of Hawaii governor on Tuesday night, easily beating his Republican opponent, Hawaii Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona. KITV4.

A broad spectrum of Hawaii voters lined up behind the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Neil Abercrombie. Associated Press.

Hawaii Democrats swept their three congressional races yesterday and now prepare to return to a vastly different landscape in Washington. Star-Advertiser.

Incumbent Daniel Inouye defeated four candidates in the race to represent Hawaii in the U.S. Senate. Hawaii News Now.

Hanabusa won Hawaii’s 1st District seat on her second attempt, after a three-way special election in May split the Democratic vote, handing victory to Republican Charles J. Djou. CQ Politics.

In the 1st Congressional District Race, Colleen Hanabusa beat out her Republican rival, incumbent Charles Djou. Hawaii News Now.

Democrat Colleen Hanabusa defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Djou in the race to represent urban Honolulu in the U.S. House. KITV4.

Incumbent Mazie Hirono defeated John Willoughby in the race for U.S. Representative for the 2nd Congressional District. Hawaii News Now.

Hawaii Republicans were poised last night to see a net gain of two seats in the state Legislature, picking up three seats in the House but losing one in the Senate Star-Advertiser.

Voter turnout in the general election appeared to be at about the same low level as the last gubernatorial election four years ago. Star-Advertiser.

Frustrated with Furlough Fridays and ready to try something different to help Hawaii's schools, voters gave up their right to select members of the Board of Education and handed that power back to the governor. Star-Advertiser.

Hawaii voters have decided to appoint the state Board of Education's members instead of electing them as they have since 1966. Associated Press.

The Honolulu City Council will have a new look in January when it convenes. KITV4.

Oahu voters approved yesterday the creation of new city government agencies to oversee the $5.5 billion rail transit project and to coordinate public housing programs. Star-Advertiser.

Former Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has won his old office back. KHON2.

Former mayor Alan Arakawa has unseated incumbent Mayor Charmaine Tavares. Maui News.

Bernard Carvalho defeated sole challenger Diana LaBedz in the race for Kauai County Mayor. Hawaii News Now.

With 16 of 17 precinct results tallied, all Kaua‘i County Charter amendment measures passed with the exception of one, County council terms. Garden Island.

Democratic candidate Ronald Kouchi of Lihu‘e captured Kaua‘i County’s District 7 Senate seat early with 6,402 votes by 6 p.m. Tuesday when the first wave of results were reported. Garden Island.

Outgoing County Councilman Kelly Greenwell walked into 3rd Circuit Court Monday expecting the judge to mete out a sentence of probation after striking a plea deal with the prosecutors. Instead, Greenwell was handed a jail term as the judge made clear the defendant's political standing should not defer just treatment. West Hawaii Today.