In her first year as governor, Linda Lingle sent over to the Hawaii Senate the names of 172 appointees to various state government posts. Civil Beat compared that list to campaign finance records and found that 35 donors to Lingle’s campaign were quickly given roles in his administration.

The data was used in a related story:

My Candidate, My Boss: The Prequel

Below is the full list of appointees she sent to the Senate, sorted from largest Lingle contribution (the legal maximum of $6,000) to smallest ($0 for the 137 appointees who did not donate). For those who donated the same amount, including $0, the list is sorted alphabetically by title.

Name Position Campaign Donation
Catherine Lagareta The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $6,000
Kathryn Ghean The Board of Registration of The Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho`olawe $4,115
Carl L. Simons The Board of Directors of The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai’i Authority $4,000
Joyce Cassen The Medical Advisory Board $2,725
Shelton G.W. Jim On The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $2,186
Eric D. Weinert The Board of Directors of The Agribusiness Development Corporation $2,072
Rae McCorkle The Land Use Commission $2,000
Ron Agor The Board of Registration of The Islands of Kauai and Niihau $1,580
Mark Recktenwald Director, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs $1,500
Edward D. Sultan The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $1,500
Stephanie A. Whalen The Commission on Water Resource Management $1,500
Jenny L. Stone The Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea $1,500
John T. McDonnell The Board of Medical Examiners $1,450
Thomas Singlehurst The Board of Directors of The Hawai’i Hurricane Relief Fund $1,200
Mark J. Bennett Attorney General $1,100
David Easa The Board of Directors of The Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation $1,060
David D.S. Chun The Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board $1,000
Rebecca S. Williams The State Board of Public Accountancy $897
Glenn M.L. Pang The Drug Product Selection Board $877
Captain Gerald L. Coffee The Civil Defense Advisory Council $600
Nelson Befitel Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations $500
Sidney A. Quintal The Board of Directors of The Aloha Tower Development Corporation $500
Wendell K.S. Foo The Board of Medical Examiners $500
Georgina Kawamura Director, Department of Budget and Finance $390
Garry Smith The Crime Victim Compensation Commission $375
Ronald H. Kienitz The Board of Medical Examiners $350
David G. Rietow The Small Business Regulatory Review Board $350
Brigadier General Robert G.F. Lee Adjutant General/Director of Civil Defense $300
Francine M. Kenyon The Disability and Communication Access Board $280
Willes Lee The State Boxing Commission of Hawai`i $270
Steve Pfister The Board of Registration of The Islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho`olawe $220
Kiyoko Y. Kimura The Board of Directors of The Hawai’i Tourism Authority $200
Peter T. Dyer The Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveryors, and Landscape Architects $135
Lucy Miller The Disability and Communication Access Board $135
Michael H. Furukawa The Commission on Water Resource Management $120
James E. Duffy Associate Justice to The Hawaii Supreme Court $0
Micah A. Kane Chairperson of The Hawaiian Homes Commission $0
Carlito P. Caliboso Chairperson to The Public Utilities Commission $0
Peter Young Chairperson, Department of Land and Natural Resources $0
Russ Saito Comptroller $0
Genevieve Salmonson Director for The Office of Environmental Quality Control $0
Kathleen Watanabe Director of The Department of Human Resources Development $0
John F. Peyton Director of The Department of Public Safety $0
Kurt K. Kawafuchi Director of The Department of Taxation $0
Rodney Haraga Director of The Department of Transportation $0
Sandra Lee Kunimoto Director, Department of Agriculture $0
Ted Liu Director, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism $0
Chiyome L. Fukino Md Director, Department of Health $0
Lillian Koller Director, Department of Human Services $0
Stephen S. Watarai Director, Department of Public Safety $0
Carlito P. Caliboso Public Utilities Commission $0
Frank A. Cruz The Advisory Board on Veterans Services $0
Barbara A. Brooks The Advisory Committee on Pesticides $0
Ronald F.L. Mau The Advisory Committee on Pesticides $0
Gary K. Saito The Board of Acupuncture $0
Mike Hashimoto The Board of Acupuncture $0
Anne T. Zane The Board of Certification of Public Water System Operators $0
Jeffrey K. Miyazawa The Board of Dental Examiners $0
David A. Oka The Board of Directors of The Hawai`i Strategic Development Corporation $0
Glenn S. Yamada The Board of Directors of The Hawai`i Strategic Development Corporation $0
Philip M. Johnson The Board of Directors of The Hawai`i Strategic Development Corporation $0
Steve B. Metter The Board of Directors of The Hawai`i Strategic Development Corporation $0
William M. McKillop The Board of Directors of The Hawai`i Strategic Development Corporation $0
Patricia L. Chinn The Board of Directors of The Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation $0
Brian J. Goldstein The Board of Directors of The High Technology Development Corporation $0
Jay M. Fidell The Board of Directors of The High Technology Development Corporation $0
Sharon M. Wong The Board of Directors of The High Technology Development Corporation $0
Joelle Kane The Board of Directors of The Research Corporation of The University of Hawai’i $0
Stephanie Aveiro The Board of Directors $0
Kevin H.M. Chong Kee The Board of Electricians and Plumbers $0
Sheryl L. Thompson The Board of Examiners in Naturopathy $0
Paula A. Y. Arcena The Board of Health $0
Wilfred S. Pang The Board of Massage Therapy $0
Maria Brusca Patten The Board of Medical Examiners $0
Peter A. Matsuura The Board of Medical Examiners $0
Dulce Tomi Onaga The Board of Pharmacy $0
Karl H. Miyamoto The Board of Pharmacy $0
Randall M. Hashimoto The Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveryors, and Landscape Architects $0
Shaun Ushijima The Board of Professional Engineers, Architects, Surveryors, and Landscape Architects $0
Laura E. Ozak The Board of Psychology $0
Rosalie K. Tatsuguchi The Board of Psychology $0
William C. Rezentes The Board of Psychology $0
Alvin Tanaka The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $0
Byron W. Bender The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $0
Trent K. Kakuda The Board of Regents of The University of Hawai`i $0
Roberta Chong Kee The Board of Registration of The Island of Oahu $0
Manoj Samaranayake The Board of Taxation Review, 1st Taxation District (Oahu) $0
Matt H. Takata The Board of Taxation Review, 4th Taxation District (Kauai) $0
Ryan S. Ushijima The Board of Trustees of The Deferred Compensation Plan $0
Roger M. Kondo The Board of Veterinary Examiners $0
Rhonda Akemi Nishimura The Circuit Court of The First Circuit, 10th Division $0
Deborah M. Lim The Civil Rights Commission $0
John Romanowski The Commission on Transportation $0
Ken Hideshi Takayama The Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation $0
Anna Marie Springer The Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council $0
Elaine L. Hogue The Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council $0
James T. West The Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council $0
Waynette Ho-Kwon The Community-Based Economic Development Advisory Council $0
Clarice Cornett The Correctional Industries Advisory Committee $0
Rhoda Feinberg The Correctional Industries Advisory Committee $0
Theodore G.M. Jung The Correctional Industries Advisory Committee $0
Waylen K.K. Toma The Correctional Industries Advisory Committee $0
Julie Kai Barreto The Defender Council $0
Michelle L. Drewyer The Defender Council $0
Anthony S. Akamine The Disability and Communication Access Board $0
Patricia Nielsen The Disability and Communication Access Board $0
Richard R. Chaves The Disability and Communication Access Board $0
Ronald Awa The Disability and Communication Access Board $0
Sharon Fountain The Disability and Communication Access Board $0
Karen A. Poiani The Endangered Species Recovery Committee $0
David S. Bylund The Environmental Council $0
Shad S. Kane The Environmental Council $0
Maeda C. Timson The Hawai`i Community Development Authority $0
Dennis M. Dunn The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Lee A. Rombaoa The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Mabel Ferreiro-Fujiuchi The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Ralph Stueber The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Robert I. Crowell The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Scott S. Morishige The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Stacy S.K. Higa The Hawai’i Commission for National and Community Service $0
Evelyn E. Souza The Hawai’i Community Development Authority (HCDA) $0
Paul K. Kimura The Hawai’i Community Development Authority (HCDA) $0
William J. Aila The Hawai’i Community Development Authority (HCDA) $0
Albert S. Nishimura The Hawai’i School-to-Work Executive Council $0
Kevin Yoshino The Hawai’i School-to-Work Executive Council $0
Nobleza E. Magsanoc The Hawai’i School-to-Work Executive Council $0
Annette Masutani The Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board $0
Vaughn Tokashiki The Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board $0
Vicki L. Morrison The Hawai’i Teacher Standards Board $0
Colin Kaalele The Hawaiian Homes Commission $0
Mahina Martin The Hawaiian Homes Commission $0
Trish Morikawa The Hawaiian Homes Commission $0
George A. Wessberg The Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea $0
Herbert K.W. Chinn The Health Planning Council, Honolulu Subarea $0
Gail U. Keliikoa-Sherlock The Island Burial Council, Island of Hawai’I $0
Burt H. Sakata The Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission $0
Gilbert Coloma-Agaran The Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission $0
Gilbert Coloma-Agaran The Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission $0
David A. Krupp The Kaneohe Bay Regional Council $0
Robin Gay Makapagal The Kaneohe Bay Regional Council $0
William D. Souza The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission $0
George W. Maioho The Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory Board $0
Jan N. Wiedman The Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Board $0
Marshall D. Chinen The Real Estate Commission $0
Trudy I. Nishihara The Real Estate Commission $0
Becky L. Hayashida The Rental Housing Trust Fund Advisory Commission $0
Kristine M. Altwies Nicholson The Reproductive Rights Protection Committee $0
Valerie Marie Wang The Reproductive Rights Protection Committee $0
Denise Walker The Small Business Regulatory Review Board $0
Lynne E. Woods The Small Business Regulatory Review Board $0
Christobal J. Quintana The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology $0
Kau`i Alapa The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology $0
Craig R. Benzel The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners $0
Hubert Minn The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners $0
Teresa Sakai The State Board of Nursing $0
Linda D. Hamilton The State Board of Public Accountancy $0
Della K. Martin (Young) The State Boxing Commission of Hawai`i $0
Donna P. Bishaw The State Council on Developmental Disabilities $0
Elvira Lee The State Council on Developmental Disabilities $0
Gae Bergquist-Trommald The State Foundation on Culture and The Arts Commission $0
Bryan S. Wauke The State Highway Safety Council $0
Carol H. McNamee The State Highway Safety Council $0
Jeff Goldsmith The State Highway Safety Council $0
Barbara J. Ward The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Gene R. Descalzi The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Nancy G. Kinghorn The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Rene Berthiaume The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Richard W. Smith The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Virginia G. Tompkins The State Rehabilitation Council $0
Diana C. Tizard The Statewide Independent Living Council $0
Kenneth Teruya Akinaka The Statewide Independent Living Council $0
Patricia Lockwood The Statewide Independent Living Council $0

Source: List of Governor’s Messages / Campaign Spending Commission records / Civil Beat analysis

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