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Ryan Yamane

Ryan Yamane
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 2005
Preceded by Guy Ontai
Personal details
Born (1969-10-24) October 24, 1969
Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Mililani, Hawaii
Alma mater University of Hawaii

Ryan I. Yamane[1] (born October 24, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 2005 representing District 37.[2]


Yamane earned his BA in psychology, his MSW, and his MBA from the University of Hawaii.


  • 2012 Yamane was unopposed for the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,510 votes,[3] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 8,660 votes (75.1%) against Republican nominee Emil Svrcina.[4]
  • 2002 Yamane attempted to challenge incumbent Republican Representative Guy Ontai for the District 35 seat, but lost the four-way September 21, 2002 Democratic Primary.[5]
  • 2004 Yamane and Representative Ontai were both unopposed for their September 18, 2004 primaries, setting up a rematch;[6] Yamane won the November 2, 2004 General election against Ontai.[7]
  • 2008 Yamane was unopposed for both the September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,036 votes,[8] and the November 4, 2008 General election.[9]
  • 2010 Yamane was unopposed for the September 18, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,493 votes,[10] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 5,092 votes (54.8%) against Republican nominee Beth Fukumoto.


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