Hawaii's 1st congressional district special election, 2016

Hawaii's 1st congressional district special election, 2016
November 8, 2016

Candidate Colleen Hanabusa Shirlene Dela Cruz Ostrov
Party Democratic Republican

Representative before election

Mark Takai

Elected Representative


U.S. Representative Mark Takai, who represented Hawaii's 1st congressional district, died July 20, 2016.[1] A special election was held November 8, 2016.[2] In special elections in Hawaii, all candidates run on one ballot with the highest vote recipient winning regardless of percentage. This is what allowed Charles Djou, a Republican, to win the 2010 special election for this district with 39.4% of the vote when two Democrats took 58.4% of the vote combined. However this special election is held concurrently with the 2016 general election.


Candidate filing took place from August 15 to August 25.[2]


Democratic Party

Republican Party


  1. Blair, Chad (July 20, 2016). "Tributes Pour In After Death of Congressman Mark Takai". Honolulu Civil Beat. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Dayton, Kevin (August 3, 2016). "Special-election winner will finish Takai's term". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  3. "Candidates begin to file for District 1 special election". KHON-TV. August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
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