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Rosalyn Baker

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Preceded by  J. Kalani English
Nationality  American
Party  Democratic Party
Succeeded by  Jan Buen
Role  American Politician
Name  Rosalyn Baker
Preceded by  J. Kalani English
Political party  Democratic

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Born  September 20, 1946 (age 69) El Campo, Texas (1946-09-20)
Residence  Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
Education  Texas State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Succeeded by  Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Achievement in Advocacy - Senator Rosalyn Baker

Rosalyn 'Roz' H. Baker (born September 20, 1946 in El Campo, Texas) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii Senate since January 16, 2013 representing District 6. Baker served consecutively from 2003 until 2013 in the District 5 seat, and previously served from 1993 until 1999, having served consecutively in the Hawaii State Legislature from 1989 until 1993 in the Hawaii House of Representatives. Baker was appointed to the Senate in 1993 and currently serves as the Senate Chair of Commerce and Consumer Protection.



Baker earned her BA in political science and speech from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette).


  • 2012 Redistricted to District 6, and with Democratic Senator J. Kalani English redistricted to District 7, Baker was unopposed for the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,457 votes, and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,808 votes (67.3%) against Republican nominee Bart Mulvihill, her primary challenger from 2008, having changed parties.
  • 1988 Baker was initially elected to the House District 7 seat in the November 8, 1988 General election.
  • 1990 Baker was re-elected in the November 6, 1990 General election.
  • 1992 Baker was unopposed for the three-way September 19, 1992 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,431, and won the November 3, 1992 General election with 4,340 votes (66.0%) against Republican Gene Viglione.
  • 1994 Baker won the Senate District 4 September 17, 1994 Democratic Primary with 3,828 votes (53.1%) against Jan Buen, and the November 8, 1994 General election with 9,418 votes (74.6%) against Republican nominee Zane Dittman.
  • 1998 Baker lost the District 4 September 19, 1998 Democratic Primary to Jan Buen, who held the seat from 1999 until 2003.
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 5, and with Democratic Senator J. Kalani English redistricted to District 6, Baker was unopposed for the September 21, 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,107 votes, and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 5,556 votes (49.1%) against Republican nominee Don Couch.
  • 2004 Baker and Couch were both unopposed for their September 18, 2004 primaries, setting up a rematch; Baker won the November 2, 2004 General election with 8,271 votes (56.3%) against Couch.
  • 2008 Baker won the September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary with 2,646 votes (67.2%), and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 8,506 votes (53.7%) against Republican nominee Jan Shields.
  • References

    Rosalyn Baker Wikipedia