HONOLULU – Senator David Ige’s campaign remained consistent in its grassroots approach throughout the primary, receiving the majority, 74 percent, of its contributions in amounts less than $100 in the last reporting period. His historic win in the primary—which was the largest margin of victory ever in the nation over an incumbent governor—was truly a person-to-person effort with the cost per vote at roughly $3.72.
“We really felt the momentum growing the last 10 to 12 weeks of the campaign, and we appreciate how the contributions grew, too,” Senator Ige said. “Now that our supporters brought us past the Primary, they are gearing up to continue on our historic journey to cross the finish line first in the General.”
For the campaign election cycle beginning December 2012, total receipt of contributions was $523,802.60.
With nearly 30 years in the state Legislature, candidate for governor Senator David Ige has built a solid reputation as a thoughtful, honest and innovative legislator. He has been the chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means for the past four years, helping to shape and balance the state’s budget. Senator Ige has led a total of 10 House and Senate committees, including Higher Education, Education and Technology, Health, Hawaiian Affairs, Economic Development, Commerce, and Consumer Protection and Information Technology. This year he was named one of the 13 “tech-savviest” state legislators in the nation by Government Technology magazine. Senator Ige has been at the forefront of applying technology solutions and information technology in government and education. More information on Senator Ige and his candidacy are available at www.davidige.org.
REPORT SUBMITTED BY CAMPAIGN FOR DAVID IGE