(ABOVE) The final numbers, statewide, according to Final Summary Report from the State Office of Elections.
- All Democratic candidates running for state house win.
Incumbent Mark Nakashima was re-elected to the State House district one seat, defeating Libertarian Eric Drake Weinert. District 3 incumbent Richard Onishi also won re-election. In Puna, Democrat Joy San Buenaventura defeated Republican Gary Thomas. San Buenaventura fills the seat formerly occupied by Faye Hanohano, who lost in the Democratic Primary.
West Hawaii had two races which got a lot of attention. Republicans tend to fare better in Kona than they do in East Hawaii. Incumbent Democratic State Representative Nicole Lowen defeated her Republican challenger, Kelly Valenzuela. And in South Kona, State Representative Dr. Richard Creagan was able to hold onto his seat despite a vigorous challenge from Republican Dave Bateman. Creagan was appointed by Governor Abercrombie to fill the job last December, after State Rep Denny Coffman stepped down for personal reasons.