David Ige

David Ige represents Hawaii Senate District 16, covering Pearl City, Waimalu, Pacific Palisades and parts of Aiea. He trounced his Republican Mike Greco in the November 2012 general election, capturing more than 70 percent of the vote. Greco received less than 20.

Ige announced in July 2013 that he is running for governor in the 2014 election. He will face incumbent Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9.

As chairman of the Hawaii Senate Committee on Ways and Means and longtime member of the Hawaii Legislature, Ige has been a key figure in state budget discussions.

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