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Elected Hawaii’s 8th governor in 2014; eelected in 2018.
Early Years: Born 1957, in Pearl City, Hawaii
Education: Pearl City High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa
Career: After earning a degree in electrical engineering, worked for GTE Hawaiian Tel; program/project manager with Robert A. Ige and Associates, Inc., vice president of engineering at NetEnterprise, and project engineer/senior principal engineer at Pihana Pacific; Hawaii House of Representatives; Hawaii State Senate
Learn more on the Governor’s official website
Nickname: The Aloha State
Population: 1.4 million
Size: The state covers 10,931 square miles
Economic drivers: tourism, agriculture
Did you know? Hawaii is the 11th-least populous state, but the 13th-most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states.