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Linda Lingle
Linda Lingle

Linda Lingle addresses the National Parks Service on the 65th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 428 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 2100 pixel, file size: 712 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source url: http://www. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States government agency that deals with U.S. National Parks and U.S. National Monuments. ... Attack on Pearl Harbor Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date December 7, 1941 Place Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Result Japanese victory On the morning of December 7, 1941, planes and midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy commanded by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, carried out a surprise assault on the...


In office
December 2, 2002 – present
Lieutenant(s) James Aiona - R
Preceded by Benjamin J. Cayetano - D
Succeeded by Incumbent (2010)

Born June 04, 1953 (1953-06-04) (age 54)
Flag of Missouri St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Republican
Spouse Divorced
Profession Newspaper Publisher
Religion Judaism

Linda Lingle (born Linda Cutter on June 4, 1953) has been Governor of Hawaiʻi since December 2, 2002. She was sworn in for a second term on December 4, 2006. The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Lieutenant Governors of Hawaii have been administering their duties from the Hawaii State Capitol since 1969. ... An infamous drug court judge, James Aiona became the first Republican elected Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in forty years. ... Benjamin Jerome Cayetano was the first Filipino American and second Asian American elected state governor in the United States. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... “Publisher” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lingle holds a number of distinctions: first Republican elected governor in Hawaiʻi since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962, first county mayor elected governor in Hawaiʻi, first female elected governor in Hawaiʻi, first Jewish governor in Hawaiʻi; the first twice-divorced governor of Hawaiʻi; and the first governor not to have any children. During the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, Lingle served as chairperson of the convention during the absence of permanent chairperson Dennis Hastert from the convention floor. The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Former Governor William F. Quinn. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...  Female Republican Governor  Female Democratic Governor  Female Republican and Democratic Governor Twenty-nine women have been or are currently serving as the governor of an American state, including two in an acting capacity. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2004 Republican National Convention Logo President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney accepted their partys nomination to run for second terms. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... John Dennis Denny Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician. ...


Prior to her gubernatorial administration, Lingle served as Maui County mayor, councilmember, and chaired the Hawaiʻi Republican Party. As of November 20, 2006, her approval rating stood at 71% with only 24% disapproval. [1] Maui County is a county located in the state of Hawaii. ... In 1998, Linda Lingle was appointed party chairwoman. ...

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Early years

Born Linda Cutter in St. Louis, Missouri, Lingle moved with her family to Southern California when she was 12. She graduated from Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa, California, then received her bachelor's degree in journalism cum laude from California State University, Northridge in 1975. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... Birmingham High School is a public coeducational high school in the neighborhood/district of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley section of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... ... California State University, Northridge (also known as CSUN, Cal State Northridge, or C-Sun) is a public university in the San Fernando Valley, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California, USA. Part of the California State University system, CSUN was founded in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soon after, she followed her father to Hawaii, working first in Honolulu as a public information officer for the Teamsters and Hotel Workers Union. Later, she moved to Molokai, where she started the Molokai Free Press, a community newspaper which became a big success. Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), formerly known by the name International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. ... MolokaÊ»i as viewed from KaÊ»anapali, Maui MolokaÊ»i (also Molokai) is the fifth largest island of the Hawaiian archipelago. ...


County politics

In 1980, Lingle was elected to the Maui County Council, where she served five two-year terms. Lingle served three of those terms representing Molokai and two terms as an at-large member. Upon the 1990 retirement of Hannibal Tavares as mayor of Maui County, Lingle decided to challenge former Maui mayor and Hawai'i State Speaker of the House of Representatives Elmer Cravalho for the seat. Despite polls showing Lingle trailing far behind her Democratic opponent, Lingle proved victorious. The Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspapers declared the election one of the biggest upsets in Hawai'i political history. She became the youngest person elected to the office of Maui County Mayor, at the age of 37, as well as the first woman. In 1994, Lingle easily won re-election. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Maui County is a county located in the state of Hawaii. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Elmer F. Cravalho, a member of the Democratic Party, is best known as Mauis Mayor from 1969 to 1979. ... Governor John A. Burns is often called the Father of the State of Hawaii, having overseen its modern development and setting precedents still honored today. ... The Honolulu Advertiser is the largest newspaper in the U.S. state of Hawai‘i and has a morning circulation of 143,983 and a Sunday edition of 165,481 copies. ... The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the second largest daily newspaper in the state of Hawaii (the largest being the Honolulu Advertiser. ...


Maui County, under the leadership of Mayor Lingle, implemented performance-based budgeting. Its' successful passage and execution earned for Lingle the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association for four years. Mayor Lingle was also credited for attracting tourism and job growth to Maui County during a period when the state tourism industry was struggling. The Government Finance Officers Association (or GFOA) is a professional association of state, privincial, and local government finance officers in the United States and Canada. ...


1998 gubernatorial campaign

Lingle would once again attempt an upset victory, this time in pursuit of the governor's office in 1998. Barred from seeking a third term as mayor of Maui, Lingle was nominated by the Hawaiʻi Republican Party to run against incumbent Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano. Republican party members believed that Lingle was the best shot at the office and that 1998 would probably be the only chance the party would have of ever winning. Lingle capitalized on the anger of Hawaiʻi residents over the stagnant economy and their dissatisfaction with the strategies employed by the Democrats in attempt to solve the problem. Cayetano trailed in the media polls heading into the November election but on the evening of the election, Cayetano and Lingle were separated by a single percentage point forcing a recount. Lingle was defeated in the closest election in Hawaiʻi history. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Benjamin Jerome Cayetano was the first Filipino American and second Asian American elected state governor in the United States. ...


The state Democratic Party was accused, although there was no evidence, of launching a whisper campaign alleging that Lingle was a lesbian, and that because she was Jewish, she would abolish Christmas as a state holiday. [2] A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ...


Republican leadership

Linda Lingle smashes a bottle of champagne against the sail of the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) during the ship's christening ceremony.
Linda Lingle smashes a bottle of champagne against the sail of the USS Hawaii (SSN-776) during the ship's christening ceremony.

After being defeated, Lingle was elected chair of the Hawaiʻi Republican Party. She served from 1999 to 2002. During her tenure as party chair, Lingle overhauled party policies and gave the party a facelift she believed was needed to make the party competitive in a historically Democrat Party dominated state. Internal reforms proved successful and Lingle succeeded in electing more Republicans to seats in both houses of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature. At the peak of Republican success, the party held 19 of the 51 seats in the state House of Representatives. Party membership grew as younger people joined. Republicans gained a more youthful appearance and had reinvented itself informally as the new GOP Hawaiʻi. Governor Lingle is a member of The Wish List The Nation's largest fundraising and campaign political action committee for Pro-choice Republican Women and The Republican Majority For Choice. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (3216 × 2136 pixel, file size: 823 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source url: http://www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (3216 × 2136 pixel, file size: 823 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source url: http://www. ... USS Hawaii (SSN-776), a Virginia-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 50th state. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Wish List is an organization whose acronym for Women In the Senate and House. ...


2002 gubernatorial campaign

Barred from seeking a third term, Cayetano announced his retirement from political service in 2002. Having become even more popular among Hawaiʻi residents, Lingle was nominated as the Republican candidate for the office of Governor of Hawaiʻi. As Hawaiʻi Democrats nominated incumbent Lieutenant Governor Mazie K. Hirono, national focus turned to Hawaiʻi as it set up one of the few woman versus woman gubernatorial races in United States history. Also see: 2002 (number). ... Mazie Keiko Hirono became the first Asian immigrant to be elected lieutenant governor of a state of the United States in 1994. ...


Lingle ran on her Agenda for New Beginnings, a specially crafted campaign platform developed to promote Republican leadership and highlight the perceived failures of the previous forty years of Democratic administration of the state. It also cited differences between Lingle's message and the previous, more conservative platforms which Hawaiʻi Republicans had advocated.


Focusing less on her mayoral accomplishments and more on the message of reform, Lingle won the election alongside former state judge James Aiona, who became Lingle's lieutenant governor. An infamous drug court judge, James Aiona became the first Republican elected Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii in forty years. ...


She created some controversy when she took the oath of office upon a Tanakh. In mid-November 2006 it was reported that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress (for Minnesotas 5th congressional district), will take his oath of office with his hand upon the Koran, the Islamic holy book. ... Tanakh (‎) (also Tanach, IPA: or , or Tenak) is an acronym that identifies the Hebrew Bible. ...


First term as governor

Lingle enjoyed high approval ratings, usually around the 70% range[citation needed], but her popularity had its limits. Lingle spent much of 2004 campaigning for state legislative candidates (the legislature has a Democratic supermajority and she wanted to have enough members to block them from overriding her vetoes) and for President George W. Bush on the "mainland" (the states outside of Hawaiʻi and Alaska). When some polling late in the election showed Bush tied or narrowly leading Democrat John Kerry, Lingle jumped at the chance to help the Republicans carry her state for the first time since 1984. Vice President Dick Cheney even campaigned in the state. Ultimately, not only did Kerry win the state, but Republicans lost five seats in the state legislature, reducing their presence to near single-digits and causing the Democrats to consider Lingle more vulnerable than they initially expected. In spite of their new confidence, Lingle was re-elected after her 2006 re-election campaign. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) English[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As governor her greatest accomplishments are creating a record surplus of $730 million[citation needed]. Before that, the budget was in a $250 million budget deficit[citation needed]. She is also is credited for developing a strong economy[citation needed], leaving Hawaii with a very low unemployment rate[citation needed]. She is also popular for signing the Three Strikes Law and Sex Offender Registry Website Law.


In education, she has attempted to divide the State Board of Education into seven local school boards, but has failed. One of the most controversial issues Lingle has championed is the practice of sending prisoners to the mainland, as opposed to building a new prison in Hawaii. [3]


2006 gubernatorial election

In 2006, Governor Lingle announced her candidacy for re-election as Governor of Hawaii. In the Democratic Party, many people were speculated to run, but many of them declined, including State Senator Colleen Hanabusa, then Senate President Bobby Bunda, former Congressman Ed Case (who ran for U.S. Senate), U.S. Congressman Neil Abercrombie, and Big Island Mayor Harry Kim. Despite the difficulty of finding an opponent for Lingle, former State Senator Randy Iwase decided to run for Governor. In the primary election he easily defeated Waianae Harbormaster William Aila Jr., and ended up with former Big Island State Senator Malama Solomon as his running mate. Over the course of the campaign, Iwase was considered an underdog who had only spent $340,000, compared to Lingle's $6 million dollars; in his ads, he constantly attacked Lingle over her relationship with President Bush and yet offered no substantive proposals relating to the state government. Governor Lingle won by the largest margin in state history, 63 percent to 35 percent. Robert Bunda Robert Bunda (born April 25, 1947 in Waialua, Hawaii) is a politician in the United States. ... Ed Case Edward Espenett Ed Case (born September 27, 1952) is a politician from Hawaii in the United States. ... Neil A. Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician and elder statesman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. ... For other uses of the name Harry Kim, see Harry Kim. ... Randall Y. Randy Iwase (born December 1, 1947, in Honolulu) is a former Hawaii State Senator. ...


Family life

Lingle was married and divorced twice. She married her first husband, Charles Lingle, while in college, in 1972. Upon leaving California for Hawaiʻi, she divorced him in 1975 but kept the Lingle name. During her term as mayor of Maui County, Lingle divorced her second husband, Maui attorney William Crockett, to whom she was married from 1986 to 1997. Lingle is currently single and does not have any children.


Her uncle founded the Cutter Ford car dealerships in Hawaiʻi. [4] Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


Lingle does not have pierced ears and wears a trademark red lipstick. [5]


Electoral history

Hawaii Gubernatorial Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Linda Lingle 194,338 51.6
Democratic Mazie Hirono 177,186 47.0
Hawaii Gubernatorial Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Linda Lingle (Incumbent) 215,313 62.5 +10.9
Democratic Randy Iwase 121,717 35.4

This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Mazie Keiko Hirono (Japanese: 広野 慶子) , born November 3, 1947 in Fukushima, Japan, is an American politician who was the second Asian immigrant elected lieutenant governor of a state of the United States. ... The Hawaii gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006, and will be a race for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, who are elected on a join ticket. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Randall Y. Randy Iwase (born December 1, 1947, in Honolulu) is a former Hawaii State Senator. ...

See also

Washington Place is a Greek Revival home in the Capital District in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and was formerly the official residence of the Governor of Hawaiʻi. ...

References

  1. ^ [1] - approval ratings of all 50 governors
  2. ^ http://starbulletin.com/1999/03/02/editorial/editorials.html
  3. ^ http://starbulletin.com/2006/07/14/news/story01.html
  4. ^ http://starbulletin.com/98/07/13/news/story2.html
  5. ^ http://starbulletin.com/2002/10/31/news/story3.html

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Preceded by
Benjamin J. Cayetano - D
Governor of Hawaiʻi
2002 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sarah Palin (outside Hawaiʻi); inside Hawaiʻi, Dick and Lynn Cheney
United States order of precedence
as of 2007
Succeeded by
Walter Mondale

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Linda Lingle: Information from Answers.com (1226 words)
Lingle holds a few distinctions: first Republican elected governor in Hawaii in forty years since the departure of William F. Quinn in 1962, first county mayor elected governor in Hawai'i, first female elected governor in Hawai'i, first Jewish governor in Hawai'i; the first twice-divorced governor of Hawai'i; and the first not to have any children.
Linda Lingle takes the oath of office upon a Tanakh on December 2, 2002 at the Hawai'i State Capitol rotunda by Hawai'i State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon.
Lingle spent much of 2004 campaigning for state legislative candidates (the legislature has a Democratic supermajority and she wanted to have enough members to block them from overriding her vetoes) and for President George W. Bush on the "mainland" (the states outside of Hawaii and Alaska).
Linda Lingle - dKosopedia (903 words)
Linda Lingle, elected Hawaii's sixth governor in 2002, is Hawaii's first woman govenor and second elected Republican governor since statehood (William F. Quinn, the state's first governor was a Republican).
Linda Lingle was elected Mayor of Maui County in 1990.
Lingle presses her agenda Governor Lingle's second State of the State address before Hawaii's legislature is reported.
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