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  Fasi, Frank F.
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NameFrank F. Fasi
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Honolulu, Hawai'i , United States
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Born August 27, 1920
DiedFebruary 03, 2010 (89 years)
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 12, 2012 02:07am
Tags Caucasian - Italian - Moderate-to-Conservative - Pro-Life - U.S. Marine Corps - Christian -
InfoEast Hartford, Connecticut native Frank F. Fasi is an eccentric man, a legend in Hawai'ian politics. He was Mayor of Honolulu from 1968 to 1980 and again from 1984 to 1994.

Often called the "Father of Modern Honolulu," Fasi is credited for having built the basic infrastructure and foundations upon which the modern, world-class Pacific metropolis was built on. He bought old buses from Texas and turned it into what is now the "Best Transit System in North America," according to the American Public Transportation Association. He built most of the civic centers, parks and major city arteries. He also built the Aloha Stadium, home to the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl and the NFL Pro-Bowl.

Fasi graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1942 with a Bachelor of Art degree in history.

He served in World War II in the United States Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain in 1956. Upon discharge, Fasi went into business as owner of a contracting, salvage and building supply business, Frank Fasi Supply Co.

Fasi won his first election in 1958, taking a seat in the territorial senate. In 1964, he became a Honolulu City Councilman. Four years later, he would defeat D.G. Anderson to become Mayor of Honolulu, an office he would serve out until 1980. That year, he was defeated by former State Budget Director Eileen Anderson.

In 1982 Fasi created a third party, Independent Democratic Party and ran for governor, losing to George R. Ariyoshi.

Fasi made a dramatic, major comeback in 1984 as a Republican, winning back Honolulu Hale [City Hall] to become its mayor once again. He would serve as mayor until 1994, when he resigned to run for governor on the Best Party ticket.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
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03/24/2004-03/27/2004 Ward Research 23.00% ( 0.0) 64.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)

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Feb 04, 2010 04:00pm Obituary Frank Fasi, Honolulu mayor for 22 years, dies at home at age 89  Article Thomas Walker 

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FAMILY
Wife Florence Ohama Fasi 00, 0000- 00, 1957
Wife Joyce Fasi 00, 1958-Feb 03, 2010
Son Frank F. Fasi, Jr. 0000-
Son David Fasi 0000-
Son Chuck Fasi 0000-
Son Paul F. Fasi 1956-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  09/18/2004 Mayor of Honolulu Lost 9.72% (-36.34%)
  01/04/2003 HI District 2 - Special Lost 0.64% (-43.03%)
  09/23/2000 Mayor of Honolulu Lost 12.56% (-38.15%)
  09/19/1998 HI Governor- R Primary Lost 30.78% (-38.45%)
  09/21/1996 Mayor of Honolulu - Primary Lost 20.12% (-29.14%)
  11/08/1994 HI Governor Lost 30.67% (-5.91%)
  09/17/1994 HI Governor - TBP Primary Won 96.56% (+95.02%)
  11/03/1992 Mayor of Honolulu Won 48.58% (+1.22%)
  09/19/1992 Mayor of Honolulu - R Primary Won 56.01% (+29.48%)
  11/08/1988 Mayor of Honolulu Won 55.48% (+10.96%)
  09/17/1988 Mayor of Honolulu - R Primary Won 94.33% (+91.32%)
  11/06/1984 Mayor of Honolulu Won 52.34% (+5.92%)
  11/02/1982 HI Governor Lost 28.64% (-16.59%)
  09/20/1980 Mayor of Honolulu - D Primary Lost 47.51% (-0.91%)
  10/07/1978 HI Governor - D Primary Lost 48.91% (-1.40%)
  11/02/1976 Mayor of Honolulu Won 61.39% (+24.62%)
  10/05/1974 HI Governor - D Primary Lost 31.47% (-4.72%)
  11/07/1972 Mayor of Honolulu Won 51.75% (+3.50%)
  11/05/1968 Mayor of Honolulu Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/06/1962 HI At-Large - D Primary Lost 19.28% (-13.10%)
  11/08/1960 Mayor of Honolulu Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  07/28/1959 HI US Senate Lost 47.11% (-5.77%)
  11/02/1954 Mayor of Honolulu Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  09/19/1954 Mayor of Honolulu - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/19/1952 Mayor of Honolulu - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Mayor of Honolulu Run-Off - Nov 02, 2004 D Mufi Hannemann
HI Governor - Nov 03, 1998 D Benjamin J. Cayetano