| Shan Tsutsui|
| Dwight Takamine|
| March 3, 1951 (age 64)
Hawaii (1951-03-03) |
Kohala, Hawaii, United States
University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Oregon State University
Malama Solomon Wikipedia
A. Leiomalama 'Malama' Solomon (born March 3, 1951) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2011 representing District 4. Solomon consecutively served from December 21, 2010 until 2013 in the District 1 seat where she was appointed by Governor Neil Abercrombie to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Dwight Takamine as Hawaii Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Solomon earned her BA in education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, her BA in cultural anthropology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, her MA in education from the University of Hawaii and her PhD from Oregon State University.2012 Solomon won the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary with 4,068 votes (47.5%) against former Senator Lorraine Inouye, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,828 votes (60.9%) against Green candidate Kelly Greenwell.
1998 Solomon initially sought the District 1 Senate seat in the three-way September 19, 1998 Democratic Primary, losing to Lorraine Inouye, who held the seat until 2005.
2006 Solomon won the four-way September 26, 2006 Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii with 77,895 votes (32.7%), but she and gubernatorial running mate Randy Iwase lost the November 7, 2006 Hawaii gubernatorial election to incumbent Republicans Linda Lingle and Duke Aiona.