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Ed CaseDEMDemocrat United States Representative, HI-1
70
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9
Years of Experience
HIResidence (state)

Edward Espenett Case (born September 27, 1952) is an American lawyer and Democratic politician serving as the U.S. representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district, which covers the urban core of Honolulu. He represented the 2nd district, which covers the rest of the state, from 2002 to 2007. A Blue Dog Democrat, Case first came to prominence in Hawaii as majority leader of the Hawaii State Legislature and in his 2002 campaign for governor of Hawaii. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2002 in a special election to fill the seat of Patsy Mink, who died of pneumonia, Case represented Hawaii's 2nd congressional district until 2006, when he unsuccessfully challenged Daniel Akaka in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. In 2010, Case was one of two Democratic candidates in the special election for Hawaii's 1st congressional district. With the Democratic vote split, Republican Councilman Charles Djou's 39% of the vote earned him the seat. Case ran again in the Democratic primary for the November general election, but suspended his campaign in May. Colleen Hanabusa, Case's fellow Democrat in the special election, won the primary and the general election against Djou. Case again ran for the Senate in 2012 after Akaka announced his retirement, but lost to Mazie Hirono.In July 2013, Case announced that he was joining Outrigger Enterprises Group and that his political career was "likely" over. In June 2018, Case announced he would run again in Hawaii's 1st congressional district.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$563,695
Total Raised
$482,674
Total Spent
$81,021
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 11) View All Industries
99%
Retired$75,619
45%
Lawyers/Law Firms$34,400
42%
Lodging/Tourism$31,700
37%
Real Estate$28,625
15%
Securities & Investment$11,400
11%
Business Services$8,398
9%
General Contractors$6,950
9%
Civil Servants/Public Officials$6,650
7%
Automotive$5,250
7%
Special Trade Contractors$5,000
7%
Home Builders$5,000
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctor
1981
Williams College
Bachelor of Arts
1975
Hawaii Preparatory Academy
1970
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Hawaii
2019 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Hawaii
2002 - 2006
Representative
Hawaii State House of Representatives
1994 - 2002
Majority Leader
Hawaii State House of Representatives
1999 - 2000
Member of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Attorney
Bays Lung Rose and Holma
2007 - Current
Attorney
Carlsmith Ball
1983 - 2003
Law Clerk
Chief Justice William Richardson, Hawaii Supreme Court
1981 - 1982
Law Clerk
Department of Labor, State of Hawai'i
1979
Legislative Assistant
United States Representative/Senator Spark Matsunaga
1975 - 1978
Senior Vice President
Outrigger Hotels
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Member
Manoa Neighborhood Board
1985 - 1989
Member
Malama O Manoa, Supreme Court of Hawaii
Member
Judicial Council
Member
Aloha United Way
Member
Attorneys and Judges Assistance Program Board
Member
Board of Bar Examiners, Supreme Court of Hawaii
Member
American Youth Soccer Organization
Co-Chair of Pacific Island Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Executive Board Member of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Founding Member of Public Shipyard Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
United States House of Representatives
Member of Congressional Caucus on Korea
United States House of Representatives
Member of Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
United States House of Representatives
Member of Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of Congressional US-China Working Group
United States House of Representatives
Member of House Impact Aid Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of New Democrat Coalition
United States House of Representatives
Member of Problem Solvers Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of Pro-Choice Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of Pro-Choice Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Member of US-Japan Congressional Caucus
United States House of Representatives
Policy Co-Chair of Blue Dogs Caucus
United States House of Representatives