(ABOVE) The final numbers, statewide, according to Final Summary Report from the State Office of Elections.
- State Senator David Ige took 49% of the vote in a field of four candidates to become Hawaii’s governor-elect.
One of the most heated races was for Hawai’i Governor, after incumbent Democrat Neil Abercrombie was defeated in the Primary. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates benefited from – or suffered from – big money coming into the state from national political action committees. But in the end, the Democratic candidate, State Senator David Ige, prevailed. His Republican opponent, former Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona, came in second. Independent and former Democrat Mufi Hannemann was third, with Libertarian Jeff Davis a distant fourth. Governor Ige will be sworn in Monday, December 1st.
Hawaii County voting percentages for the four candidates followed the state-wide percentages closely.
Ige’s victory also means Democratic running mate Shan Tsutsui will continue on as Lieutenant Governor.