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  Lingle, Linda
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameLinda Lingle
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Kaunakakai, Hawai'i , United States
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Websitehttp://lingle2012.com/
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Born June 04, 1953
Died Still Living (60 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
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Aug 01, 2013 12:54am
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Choice - Divorced - Judaism - Disputed -
InfoLinda Lingle is the sixth Governor of Hawai'i and the first woman to lead the Aloha State since it achieved statehood in 1959.

Lingle was sworn into office on December 2, 2002 following a campaign in which she pledged to bring about a "New Beginning" for Hawai'i by restoring trust and integrity in government, strengthening the economy, fulfilling commitments to Native Hawaiians and reforming public education.

The Governor first served the people of Hawai'i as a member of the Maui County Council beginning in 1980. She went on to serve five two-year terms, three representing the island of Moloka'i.

Linda Lingle was elected Mayor of Maui County in 1990. At age 37, she was the youngest person and the first woman to hold this office. In 1994, she won a second mayoral term. Under her leadership, job growth was faster in Maui County than anywhere else in the state.

In 1998, Linda Lingle made her first bid for the Governor's Office, losing by just one percent of the vote. She was later singled out as the most respected woman in Hawai'i in an independent poll commissioned by Honolulu Magazine. After being elected Hawai'i Republican Party Chairman in 1999, she reformed the party and crafted a platform reflecting the majority views of the state electorate. On the newly named GOP Hawai'i ticket, Linda Lingle was elected Governor on November 5, 2002.

Through her close ties with the federal government, the military and the National Governors Association, Governor Lingle has helped Hawai'i gain greater prominence on the national and international scenes. This includes working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to elevate Hawai'i's role in promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

To improve the performance of Hawai'i's public schools, Governor Lingle formed the CARE [Citizens Achieving Reform in Education] advisory group to produce an action plan for raising student achievement and reforming the statewide education system. She believes key decision-making authority should reside with principals and locally elected school boards, rather than with the statewide Department of Education.

Linda Lingle was born on June 4, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri. When she was 12, her family moved to Southern California, where she attended public schools. She relocated to Hawai'i in 1975 after graduating cum laude with a journalism degree from California State University, Northridge. In 1976, she founded and began serving as publisher of the Moloka'i Free Press.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/13/2010-10/13/2010 Rasmussen Reports 51.00% ( 4.0) 48.00% ( 3.0) 1.00% ( 2.0)
10/02/2010-10/03/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 46.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
06/24/2010-06/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 47.00% ( 2.0) 51.00% ( 1.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
04/23/2010-04/28/2010 Ward Research 40.00% ( 31.0) 53.00% ( 39.0) 7.00% ( 8.0)
03/24/2010-03/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 45.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 69.00% ( 2.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
07/14/2006-07/17/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 5.0) 27.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/12/2006 Survey USA 62.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 61.00% ( 2.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 59.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 4.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/15/2012-10/22/2012 Ward Research 44.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 12, 2010 12:00am News Gov. Lingle Compares Same-Sex Marriage To Incest, Doesn’t Realize Cousins Can Marry In Hawaii   Article MadViking 
Jun 16, 2010 06:40pm News Hawaii gov consults with rabbis on civil unions  Article The Sunset Provision 
May 16, 2010 03:00pm News Hawaii governor says bill's civil unions may be same-sex marriage  Article The Sunset Provision 
Dec 10, 2008 10:30pm News Suspicious powder sent to Gov. Lingle's office  Article Gerald Farinas 
Feb 26, 2008 12:00pm News Lingle discusses [immigration] with Bush  Article Gerald Farinas 
Aug 11, 2007 11:00pm News Lingle quiet over presidential primary  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jul 26, 2006 07:00pm Profile Hawaii Governor Stands Alone As GOP Star  Article RP 
Jun 27, 2006 03:00pm Editorial Lingle's next move a bold one  Article J.R. 
Jan 28, 2005 12:00am News Lingle Honors Fund-Raising Students  Article None Entered 
Jan 25, 2005 12:00am News Lingle Pushes for Long-Term Care Funding  Article None Entered 
Jun 27, 2003 12:00am News BREAKING NEWS: Linda Lingle Pets a Puppy  Article None Entered 

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  08/09/2014 HI US Senate - Special R Primary ???
  11/06/2012 HI US Senate Lost 37.40% (-25.20%)
  08/11/2012 HI US Senate - R Primary Won 91.63% (+85.62%)
  11/07/2006 HI Governor Won 62.53% (+27.18%)
  09/23/2006 HI Governor - R Primary Won 97.42% (+96.42%)
  11/05/2002 HI Governor Won 51.56% (+4.54%)
  09/21/2002 HI Governor - R Primary Won 89.77% (+80.11%)
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  09/19/1998 HI Governor- R Primary Won 69.22% (+38.45%)
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HI US President - R State Convention - May 18, 2008 R John McCain
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