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Scott Nishimoto

Scott Nishimoto[1]
Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives
from the 21st district
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded by Galen Fox
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Hawaii at Manoa
William S. Richardson School of Law

Scott Y. Nishimoto[2] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives since January 2003 representing District 21.


Nishimoto earned his BA in sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his JD from its William S. Richardson School of Law.


  • 2012 Nishimoto won the August 11, 2012 Democratic Primary with 3,031 votes (81.4%),[3] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election.[4]
  • 2002 When Republican Representative Galen Fox was redistricted to District 23, Nishimoto was unopposed for the open District 21 seat in the September 21, 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,595 votes,[5] and won the November 5, 2002 General election with 4,140 votes (52.2%) against Republican nominee Mindy Jaffe,[6] who had sought a seat in 2000.
  • 2004 Nishimoto was unopposed for the September 18, 2004 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,920 votes,[7] Nishimoto won the November 2, 2004 General election with 6,689 votes (74.1%) against Republican nominee Gratia Bone.[8]
  • 2006 Nishimoto was unopposed for the September 26, 2006 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,775 votes,[9] and won the November 7, 2006 General election with 5,249 votes (77.0%) against Republican nominee Mike Hu.[10]
  • 2008 Nishimoto was unopposed for both the September 20, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,796 votes,[11] and the November 4, 2008 General election.[12]
  • 2010 Nishimoto was unopposed for the September 18, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,719 votes,[13] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 5,451 votes (72.5%) against Republican nominee Jay Lembeck.[14]


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