David Yutaka Ige is an American politician of Japanese descent who was elected as the Governor of Hawaii in 2014. He previously served as a member of the Hawaii State Senate from the Democratic Party and represented District 16 from 1994 to 2014. He led his campaign on the promise of bringing a change in the leadership to move the people of Hawaii forward collectively, instead of dividing the population by providing special favors. Ige's idea was that the State Government can perform better by functioning as a business where delivering results consistently on time and within budget is a priority. He also promised to respect Native Hawaiian culture and practices. During his early years, Ige was a brilliant student as well as an athlete, and has performed in leadership roles as student body president multiple times. A successful electrical engineer, he has worked for 34 years in the information technology and telecommunications industry with many companies prior to his political career. He is married to Dawn Amano-Ige, whom he met while pursuing a bachelor's degree at University of Hawaii. They have three children: Lauren, Amy, and Matthew.
Pearl City, Hawaii, United States
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David Yutaka Ige
Governor of Hawaii
Amy Ige, Lauren Ige, Matthew Ige