Duke Aiona on Principles & Values



Law degree rfom U. Hawaii; prosecutor & then judge

While attending University of the Pacific, in Stockton California, Duke played basketball while obtaining his bachelor degree in Pre-Law. Returning to Hawai'i in 1977 Duke attended the University of Hawai'i's William S. Richardson School of Law, graduating in 1981 with his Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Stepping into the courtroom as a law clerk for the Honorable Wendell K. Huddy, Duke knew he wanted to serve the people of Hawai'i. Duke first served as a deputy prosecutor then as deputy corporation counsel overseeing litigation for the City and County of Honolulu.

He was appointment as a Family Court judge in 1990. There, Duke was face-to-face with the families of Hawai'i. Families challenged by drugs, illness, lack of support and more. Duke's experience with "Real people, with real problems, who needed real solutions," would continue to impact Duke throughout his career.

Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website, dukeaiona.com , May 2, 2014

My Catholic faith is part of my decision making

Q: I want to talk about your faith. You've spoken about how very important this is to you. What would you tell voters about the role of faith in your decision-making and how you would approach that as governor?

A: Religion more so is your way of life. Faith is just your core beliefs and values. For me, it is about my Catholic faith. It's just me. That's how I'm living. I choose to live my life like this. So, in my decision making, yeah, it's a part of my life because it's part of my foundation principles and values. But, really my decision-making is based on my time and my experience as a judge.

You hear me say it's easier to build strong children than it is to fix broken adults. Because if you had a strong foundation and you had values and morals--and most of us do have that strong foundation.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat Q&A on 2014 Hawaii gubernatorial race , Oct 15, 2010

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HI Gubernatorial:
David Ige
Neil Abercrombie
HI Senatorial:
Brian Schatz
Cam Cavasso
Colleen Hanabusa
Daniel Inouye
Eddie Pirkowski
Mazie Hirono

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

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