Office Dates: Dec 01, 2014 -
Born: Jan 15, 1957
Birth State: Hawaii
Spouse: Dawn Amano-Ige
Family: Married Dawn Amano-Ige; three children
School(s): University of Hawaii, Manoa
David Ige was sworn in as governor of Hawaii on December 1, 2014.
Ige was born and raised in Pearl City, Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a MBA in decisions sciences.
Ige spent 34 years as an electrical engineer devoted to information technology, telecommunications, networks and developing responsible public policy.
Ige began his political career in 1985 after being appointed by then Governor George Ariyoshi to fill a vacant seat in the Hawai‘i House of Representatives. In 1994, he was elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate where he represented his home district of ‘Aiea / Pearl City until 2014.
Ige and his wife, Dawn have three children, Lauren, Amy and Matthew.