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  Akaka, Daniel
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-03  
 
NameDaniel Akaka
AddressPrince Jonah Kuhio Federal Building, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 3-106, Box 50144
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96850, United States
Emailsenator@akaka.senate.gov
Websitehttp://akaka.senate.gov
Born September 11, 1924
DiedApril 05, 2018 (93 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 06, 2018 12:27pm
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InfoDaniel Kahikina Akaka

Born

September 11 1924 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Family

The Akaka Family Spouse: Mary Mildred Chong (Millie) - Married, 1948
Children:
Mrs. Millannie Mattson;
Daniel K., Jr.;
Gerard K.;
Alan L.;
and Nicholas K.;
14 grandchildren;
one great-grandson

Religion

Congregationalist (Kawaiahao Church)

Education

The Kamehameha School for Boys, 1942
University of Hawaii - Bachelor of Education, 1952
Professional Certificate - Secondary Education, 1953
Professional Certificate - School Administration, 1961
Master of Education, 1966

Military Service

World War II - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (including service on Saipan and Tinian), 1945-47

Professional/Governmental Experience

Welder, Hawaiian Electric Company, 1942;
Welder-mechanic, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1943-44;
First Mate, Schooner Morning Star, 1948;
Teacher, 1953-60;
Vice Principal, 1960-63;
Principal, 1963-68
Chief Program Planner, State of Hawaii, Department of Education, 1969-1971;
Director, State of Hawaii, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1971-1974;
Special Assistant for Human Resources, Office of the Governor, 1975-76;
Director, State of Hawaii, Progressive Neighborhoods Program, 1975-76

Congressional Service

U.S. SENATOR DANIEL KAHIKINA AKAKA OF HAWAII, a Democrat, has served in the United States Senate since 1990. Appointed to the Senate in April 1990 and sworn into office on May 16, 1990, Senator Akaka handily won a spirited special election in November 1990 to complete the unexpired four-year term of the late Senator Spark M. Matsunaga. Elected to a six-year term in 1994, he was reelected in November 2000 with over 70 percent of the popular vote.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/13/2011-10/16/2011 Public Policy Polling 48.00% ( 1.0) 38.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 3.0)
10/02/2010-10/03/2010 Public Policy Polling 49.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 56.00% ( 8.0) 39.00% ( 4.0) 5.00% ( 4.0)
06/09/2006-06/12/2006 Survey USA 48.00% ( 2.0) 43.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
05/12/2006-05/14/2006 Survey USA 50.00% ( 12.0) 41.00% ( 17.0) 9.00% ( 5.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 62.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 18, 2006 01:00pm News Akaka rejects Time list calling him one of 5 ‘worst senators’  Article J.R. 
Apr 14, 2006 10:45pm Profile America's Worst Senators - Daniel Akaka: Master of the Minor  Article Monsieur 
Jun 07, 2005 03:15pm General Sen. Akaka ups profile for '06 run  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.00000 Average

FAMILY
Daughter Anna Akaka 0000-
Granddaughter Kalei Akaka 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2011 Indian Affairs Chairperson Won 57.14% (+14.29%)
  01/03/2009 Veterans' Affairs Chairperson Won 62.50% (+25.00%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 05 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 HI US Senate Won 61.35% (+24.57%)
  09/23/2006 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 54.65% (+9.31%)
  11/07/2000 HI US Senate Won 72.68% (+48.18%)
  09/23/2000 HI US Senate - D Primary Won 90.22% (+80.44%)
  11/08/1994 HI US Senate Won 71.78% (+47.60%)
  11/06/1990 HI US Senate - Special Election Won 53.72% (+9.36%)
  09/22/1990 HI US Senate - Special D Primary Won 90.72% (+81.45%)
  04/30/1990 HI US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 HI District 2 Won 88.94% (+77.88%)
  11/04/1986 HI District 2 Won 76.05% (+54.33%)
  11/06/1984 HI District 2 Won 82.18% (+67.56%)
  09/24/1984 HI District 2 - D Primary Won 87.96% (+75.92%)
  11/02/1982 HI District 2 Won 89.23% (+83.10%)
  11/04/1980 HI District 2 Won 89.90% (+79.79%)
  11/07/1978 HI District 2 Won 85.73% (+74.35%)
  11/02/1976 HI District 2 Won 79.51% (+64.19%)
  10/02/1976 HI District 2 - D Primary Won 46.81% (+1.79%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
HI District 1 - Special Election - May 22, 2010 D Colleen Hanabusa
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 I Joe Lieberman
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 NPA Reject