James "Duke" Aiona

James "Duke" Aiona was the lieutenant governor of Hawaii under Gov. Linda Lingle from 2002 to 2010. Together they formed the first Republican administration elected in Hawaii since statehood in 1959. The lieutenant governorship was Aiona's first political office after more than 20 years as a city prosecutor, city attorney and state judge. Aiona ran for governor against Democrat Neil Abercrombie but was defeated in the 2010 general election 58-41 percent.

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