Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie DEMDemocrat

Governor of Hawaii from 2010 to 2014

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Neil AbercrombieDEMDemocrat Governor of Hawaii from 2010 to 2014
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Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician who served as the seventh governor of Hawaii from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Buffalo, New York, Abercrombie is a graduate of Union College and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He began his political career in 1975, winning a seat in the Hawaii House of Representatives. He served in the Hawaii House until 1979, when he was elected to the Hawaii State Senate. Upon the resignation of Cecil Heftel, who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives to run for governor, Abercrombie was elected to his vacant seat in a special election in 1986, but lost the Democratic primary for a full term on the same day. Abercrombie served the remainder of Heftel's term until January 1987. He served on the Honolulu City Council from 1988 to 1990 before returning to Congress in 1991. Abercrombie served nine consecutive terms in the House from 1993 to 2010, representing Hawaii's 1st congressional district, consisting of urban Honolulu. With incumbent Governor Linda Lingle prevented from running for reelection due to term limits, Abercrombie declared his candidacy for governor in March 2009.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Union College
Bachelor of Arts
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Master of Arts
University of Hawaiʻi
Williamsville South High School
Past Positions1 - 13 of 13
State of Hawaii
2010 - 2014
Honolulu City Council
1988 - 1990
Hawaii State Senate
1979 - 1986
Hawaii State House of Representatives
1975 - 1979
Elementary School
Desk Clerk
Central Young Men's Christian Association
Construction Apprentice Program
Probation Officer
Special Assistant
Office of the Superintendent of Education, State of Hawaii
Chuck's Steak House
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Board Member
Amnesty International
Board Member
Nuuanu Young Men's Christian Association
Board Member
Life Foundation/AIDS Foundation of Hawaii
Board Member
Variety Club
Board Member
Friends of Father Damien
Board Member
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Board Member
Hawaii Special Olympics
Former Chair
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Former Co-Chair
Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Human Rights Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Competitiveness Caucus
Former Member
Army Caucus
Former Member
Congressional Older Americans Caucus
Former Member
Law Enforcement Caucus
United States-Philippines Caucus