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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Only 53% of House Seats change hands in 7 years
By News Release @ 11:01 AM :: 5920 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics

Term limits vs. natural turnover

From Hawaii House Democrats Blog

Rep. Kyle Yamashita made a interesting comment during the session that I've been meaning to follow up on. He observed that since he's been in office, elected in 2004, first session in 2005, over 50% of the seats in the House have changed. If 50% of the seats have changed in 7 years, how does that impact the argument for term limits as a legislative policy?  

Here are the Representatives for the 2005 session (Rep. Yamashita's first session) compared to the Representatives for the 2011 session.  Below, the districts in BOLD are ones in which the Representative has changed in the past 7 years. There are 27 changes out of 51 seats, which is indeed more than half.  

 

District 1

Mark Nakashima (2011)

Dwight Takamine (2005)

District 2

Jerry Chang (2011)

Jerry Chang (2005)

District 3

Clift Tsuji (2011)

Clift Tsuji (2005)

District 4

Faye Hanohano (2011)

Helene Hale (2005)

District 5

Robert Herkes (2011)

Robert Herkes (2005)

District 6

Denny Coffman (2011)

Josh Green (2005)

District 7

Cindy Evans (2011)

Cindy Evans (2005)

District 8

Joseph Souki (2011)

Joseph Souki (2005)

District 9

Gilbert Keith-Agaran (2011)

Bob Nakasone (2005)

District 10

Angus McKelvey (2011)

Kam Tanaka (2005)

District 11

George Fontaine (2011)

Chris Halford (2005)

District 12

Kyle Yamashita (2011)

Kyle Yamashita (2005)

District 13

Mele Carroll (2011)

Mele Carroll appointed (2005)

Sol Kahoohalahala (2005)

District 14

Derrick Kawakami appointed (2011)

Hermina Morita (2011)

Hermina Morita (2005)

District 15

James Kunane Tokioka (2011)

Ezra Kanoho (2005)

District 16

Dee Morikawa (2011)

Bertha Kawakami (2005)

District 17

Gene Ward (2011)

Gene Ward (2005)

District 18

Mark Hashem (2011)

Lyla Berg (2005)

District 19

Barbara Marumoto (2011)

Barbara Marumoto (2005)

District 20

Calvin Say (2011)

Calvin Say (2005)

District 21

Scott Nishimoto (2011)

Scott Nishimoto (2005)

District 22

Scott Saiki (2011)

Scott Saiki (2005)

District 23

Tom Brower (2011)

Galen Fox (2005)

District 24

Isaac Choy (2011)

Kirk Caldwell (2005)

District 25

Della Au Belatti (2011)

Brian Schatz (2005)

District 26

Sylvia Luke (2011)

Sylvia Luke (2005)

District 27

Corinne Ching (2011)

Corinne Ching (2005)

District 28

Karl Rhoads (2011)

Ken Hiraki (2005)

District 29

Joey Manahan (2011)

Jun Abinsay (2005)

District 30

John Mizuno (2011)

Dennis Arakaki (2005)

District 31

Linda Ichiyama (2011)

Glenn Wakai (2005)

District 32

Aaron Johanson (2011)

Lynn Finnegan (2005)

District 33

Blake Oshiro (2011)

Blake Oshiro (2005)

District 34

Mark Takai (2011)

Mark Takai (2005)

District 35

Henry Aquino (2011)

Alex Sonson (2005)

District 36

Roy Takumi (2011)

Roy Takumi (2005)

District 37

Ryan Yamane (2011)

Ryan Yamane (2005)

District 38

Marilyn Lee (2011)

Marilyn Lee (2005)

District 39

Marcus Oshiro (2011)

Marcus Oshiro (2005)

District 40

Sharon Har (2011)

Mark Moses (2005)

District 41

Ty Cullen (2011)

Jon Riki Karamatsu (2005)

District 42

Rida Cabanilla (2011)

Rida Cabanilla (2005)

District 43

Kymberly Pine (2011)

Kymberly Pine (2005)

District 44

Karen Awana (2011)

Michael Kahikina (2005)

District 45

Jo Jordan appointed in 2011

Maile Shimabukuro (2011)

Maile Shimabukuro (2005)

District 46

Gil Riviere (2011)

Michael Magaoay (2005)

District 47

Jessica Wooley (2011)

Colleen Meyer (2005)

District 48

Ken Ito (2011)

Ken Ito (2005)

District 49

Pono Chong (2011)

Pono Chong (2005)

District 50

Cynthia Thielen (2011)

Cynthia Thielen (2005)

District 51

Chris Lee (2011)

Tommy Waters (2005)

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