Duke Aiona

Hawaiian-American politician

James "Duke" Aiona (born June 8, 1955) is a Republican state government official for the U.S. state of Hawaii. He has spent his life trying to make Hawaii a better place to live in his role as Lieutenant Governor. During his first term in 2002, he made a campaign to stop drug abuse including crystal methamphetamine and underage drinking. He was the rival of Democrat David Ige who defeated him in the 2014 election for governor.

James Aiona


  • "James (Duke) R Aiona Jr." State Directory. Bethesda, MD: Carroll Publishing, 2009. Biography in Context. Web. 4 June 2015.
  • Lynne Duke Washington Post Staff Writer. "The Right to Bear Barbs; Court Says 'Hateful' Speech, 'Million Youth March' Are Protected."Washington Post. 03 Sep. 1999: A02. eLibrary. Web. 04 Jun. 2015.

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