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  Abercrombie, Neil
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameNeil Abercrombie
Address1517 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96814, United States
Emailhttp://www.neilabercrombie.org/contact/index.htm
Website [Link]
Born June 26, 1938 (81 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 03, 2017 12:58am
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor -
InfoThe Representative for Hawaii's First Congressional District was born in Buffalo, New York. He had already earned a BA degree in Sociology from Union College in Schenactady, New York before he came to Hawaii in the 1960's to continue his education. He earned his Masters degree in Sociology in 1964 and a Ph.D. in American Studies in 1974 from the University of Hawaii.

Not all of his learning was in the classroom. Congressman Neil Abercrombie worked at a series of jobs that would help shape his outlook. They include waiter, custodian, probation officer, graduate teaching assistant, college lecturer, professor, construction apprentice program director, and special assistant to the State Superintendent of education. And he was able to benefit from the astute observations and advice of his wife, author and educator Nancie Caraway.

In 1971 he began hosting one of Hawaii's first phone in radio programs, Viewpoint on KHVH Radio. His on-air guests ranged from film stars to political leaders to counter-culture advocates, but Abercrombie always made his callers the real stars of the program.

Abercrombie was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1974, exactly twenty years after the 'Democratic Revolution' that reshaped Hawaii's political structure and paved the way for the Island Territory to become the 50th State in the American Union. Many of the people who played key roles in those history-making events were still in government. So the young American Studies scholar and new State Representative was given still another unique perspective on his adopted homeland; another opportunity to learn and to apply what he had learned to the art of lawmaking.

Congressman Neil Abercrombie served two terms in the State House of Representatives then ran successfully for a State Senate Seat. During his eight years as a State Senator, he chaired the Senate Committees on Education, Higher Education, and Human Services. He was elected to the Honolulu City Council in 1988 and served for two years.

He became Congressman Abercrombie the first time in 1986 when he won a special election to the U.S House of Representatives. In 1990 the voters of Hawaii's First Congressional District sent him back to the U.S. House.

He is a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he is the ranking Democrat on the Military Personnel Subcommittee; and the Resources Committee. He also serves as Democratic Whip-At-Large.


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Dec 04, 2012 03:00am Analysis Who Will Lead If Inouye and Abercrombie Leave Office?  Article RBH 
Oct 24, 2011 07:00am Poll Poll: Abercrombie least popular governor  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 23, 2010 10:00pm News For Hawaii governor, discrediting anti-Obama 'birthers' is a top priority  Article Jason 
Sep 07, 2006 09:00am News Caraway [Congressman Abercrombie's Wife] takes Case sign, drives off with it  Article Gerald Farinas 

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RACES
  08/09/2014 HI Governor - D Primary Lost 31.52% (-35.83%)
  11/02/2010 HI Governor Won 58.22% (+17.10%)
  09/18/2010 HI Governor - D Primary Won 60.14% (+21.86%)
  11/04/2008 HI - District 01 Won 77.14% (+58.07%)
  11/07/2006 HI - District 01 Won 69.35% (+38.71%)
  09/23/2006 HI - District 01 - D Primary Won 79.14% (+58.27%)
  11/02/2004 HI - District 01 Won 62.97% (+28.99%)
  11/05/2002 HI District 1 Won 72.85% (+47.94%)
  11/07/2000 HI District 1 Won 69.03% (+40.41%)
  09/23/2000 HI District 1 - D Primary Won 84.64% (+69.29%)
  11/03/1998 HI District 1 Won 61.56% (+25.21%)
  09/19/1998 HI District 1 - D Primary Won 91.27% (+86.56%)
  11/05/1996 HI District 1 Won 50.37% (+3.88%)
  09/21/1996 HI District 1 - D Primary Won 71.73% (+43.46%)
  11/08/1994 HI District 1 Won 53.62% (+10.26%)
  09/17/1994 HI District 1 - D Primary Won 66.48% (+32.95%)
  11/03/1992 HI District 1 Won 72.87% (+49.45%)
  11/06/1990 HI District 1 Won 60.00% (+21.29%)
  09/22/1990 HI District 1 - D Primary Won 45.46% (+13.11%)
  09/17/1988 Honolulu Council 5 - Special Election Won 45.50% (+20.40%)
  09/20/1986 HI District 1 - Special Election Won 29.88% (+0.69%)
  09/20/1986 HI District 1 - D Primary Lost 39.21% (-1.01%)
  11/06/1984 HI State Senate 16 - Holdover Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 HI State Senate 11 Won 62.77% (+25.53%)
  11/07/1978 HI State Senate 06 Won 15.38% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1976 HI State House 13 Won 27.98% (+7.63%)
  10/02/1976 HI State House 13 - D Primary Won 33.63% (+0.00%)
  11/05/1974 HI State House 13 Won 33.33% (+0.00%)
  10/03/1970 HI US Senate - D Primary Lost 13.49% (-48.94%)
ENDORSEMENTS
HI District 02 - D Primary - Aug 08, 2020 D Kaialiā€˜i "Kai" Kahele
HI US President - D Caucus - Apr 04, 2020 D Beto O'Rourke
HI US President - D Caucus - Feb 19, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
HI US Senate - D Primary - Sep 23, 2006 D Daniel Akaka
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
HI US President - D Caucus - Feb 24, 2004 D Howard Dean
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean