IGE & TAKAI carry Pearl City Pride & Power into higher elected office

Nov 5, 2014 | PC Community


Pearl City High School alumnus David Ige won Hawaii’s gubernatorial race in yesterday’s General Election and will serve as our next Governor while fellow PCHS alumnus Mark Takai defeated Republican opponent Charles Djou to win a seat in the U.S House of Representatives Congressional District 1.

Ige and Takai will be calling Washington Place and Washington D.C. home respectively as they take the next step in their political careers that will assure them the opportunity to serve and continue to support the needs and welfare of Hawaii's residents and their ohana at the state and national levels.Both Ige and Takai led their opponents in all three print outs reported last night.

Ige, along with running mate Lt. Governor elect Shan Tsutsui, picked up 49.45% of votes cast finishing with 180, 790 votes.

Republican candidate and former Lt. Governor Duke Aiona and running mate Elwin Ahu finished runner-up garnering 37.08% of votes cast at 135, 571. 

Independent candidate and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and running mate Lester Chang finished third picking up 11.71% of votes counted with a total of 42, 828 votes.

The Libertarian candidate team of Jeff Davis and Cynthia Marlin recorded 1.74% of votes cast finishing fourth with 6371 votes.

Democrat candidate Takai defeated Republican challenger Charles Djou by 6,941 votes (93,360 to 86, 419) to win elected office and serve in Congress in the U.S. House Congressional District 1.

Congratulations to Pearl City's own Governor David Ige and Congressman Mark Takai. The Pearl City community is proud of your accomplishments and is excited and looking forward to your leadership roles and skills that will truly benefit all of Hawaii well into the future.

One thing that will always be a part of both David Ige and Mark Takai's legacies is their connection to Pearl City and the lifelong friendships and "Pride and Honor" that they carry with them as proud graduates of Pearl City High School.

"I would like to say mahalo to my alma mater Pearl City High School," said Ige. "12 teachers from PCHS helped out and worked hard on my campaign. I really want to thank all of them!

"It's all about Charger Pride!," said Takai. It's in all of us."

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Sami and Mark Takai thank all of the "Takai for Congress" supporters

who jammed the Manoa Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center in Moiliili.

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Congratulations to Dawn Ige, Governor elect David Ige and the Ige ohana!

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Governor elect David Ige introduces his running mate Lt. Governor elect Shan Tsutsui.

U.S, Senator's Brian Schatz (far left) and Mazie Hirono (far right) joined in on the victory

celebration inside the Manoa Ballroom on General Election night, Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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State Representative Gregg Takayama (D – 34th District – Palisades, Pearl City, Waimalu)

worked closely on the Ige campaign and is pictured here inside the Manoa Ballroom during the

post election celebration. Representative Takayama won re-election by defeating Republican

opponent Jaci Agustin with 60.51% of the votes counted.