Fil-Am beats Fil-Am in Hawaii Dem primary for state senate
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fil-Am beats Fil-Am in Hawaii Dem primary for state senate

/ 11:23 AM August 15, 2022
Hawaii Democratic Party primary winner Brandon Elefante (center) celebrating victory over incumbent state senator Bennette Misalucha with family members and supporters. SCREENGRAB KITV

Hawaii Democratic Party primary winner Brandon Elefante (center) celebrating victory over incumbent state senator Bennette Misalucha with family members and supporters. SCREENGRAB KITV

Termed-out Honolulu city councilman Brandon Elefante defeated incumbent state senator Bennette Misalucha by a big margin in the Aug. 13 Democratic Party primary for District 16’s Hawaii Senate seat.

Elefante’s 9,644 votes (70.9%) overwhelmed Misalucha’s 3,965 (29.1%).

ADVERTISEMENT

Elefante will face Republican candidate Patricia Beekman in the general election, who ran unopposed in her party primary.

Although Elefante’s margin may seem like a big upset in most races, it was somewhat expected. Elefante is a very popular politician, who was in the Honolulu City Council for 8 years.

FEATURED STORIES

Misalucha, a mother of two, immigrated from the Philippines 40 years ago, was appointed in 2020 to the Senate District 16 seat in July and then elected to remain in the position in November.

Related Story

Two prominent Fil-Ams face off in Dem primary for Hawaii state Senate

Subscribe to our newsletters! Get updates right into your inbox


Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
TAGS: Filipino American politicians
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.