State Representative (HI-22)

Next Election

Aug 08, 2020

Filing Window

Feb 03, 2020 - Jun 02, 2020


Made up of 51 members, the Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Hawaii State Legislator. Each member represents a district of about 26,673 residents, serving four year terms not subject to term limits. The Speaker of the House is elected by the membership of the body to procide over the chamber. The Hawaii House has 20 standing committees that rage from the Agriculture Committee to the Veterans, Military, International Affairs, Culture and the Arts Committee. Primary responsibilities of a Representative include: enacting laws, overseeing programs enacted by the executive branch, holding hearings on policies, allocating funds to pay for the daily workings of the state, and redistricting in collaboration with other Representatives and the Senate. The yearly income for a Hawaii Representative is $59,004.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Hawaii Office of Elections in order to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for and to confirm that you meet other office specific qualifications. The Application for a Nomination Paper is available online along with more information at 2) Complete the nomination papers including the signature requirements.The amount of signatures required varies between 15 and 25 by office. Additionally, there is an office specific filing fee. Filing fees can be reduced with a form known as an Affidavit of Compliance with Voluntary Campaign Spending Limits. More information about signature requirements and filing fees can be found here: 3) Submit these documents between the 1st business day in February and 1st Tuesday in June to the Hawaii Office of Elections in order to appear on the ballot for the August primary (held on the second Saturday of August). More information about this process can be found here: If you have any questions please contact the Hawaii Office of Elections by phone at (808) 453-8683 or by email at

Submit application to:
Hawaii Secretary of State Elections Division, 802 Lehua Avenue, Pearl City, HI, 96782, US