Endorsements 2018

HGEA-ENDORSED CANDIDATES

HGEA endorsements: Candidates and issues

U.S. SENATE 

 

Mazie Hirono
U.S. Senate

   
 

U.S. CONGRESS 

 

Donna Mercado Kim
Congressional District 1

 

Tulsi Gabbard
Congressional District 2



GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR   

 

Colleen Hanabusa
Governor

 

Jill Tokuda
Lieutenant Governor



STATE SENATE 

 

Kaiali´i Kahele
Senate District 1
Hawaii

 

Dru Kanuha
Senate District 3
Hawaii

  Lorraine Inouye
Senate District 4
Hawaii
  No Action Taken*
Senate District 6
Maui
  No Action Taken*
Senate District 7
Maui
  Brickwood Galuteria
Senate District 12
Oahu
  Breene Harimoto
Senate District 16
Oahu
  Open**
Senate District 17
Oahu
  Michelle Kidani
Senate District 18
Oahu
  Open**
Senate District 19
Oahu
  Maile Shimabukuro
Senate District 21
Oahu
  Open**
Senate District 23
Oahu
Open**
Senate District 24
Oahu
   

STATE HOUSE 

 

Mark Nakashima
House District 1
Hawaii

  Christopher Todd
House District 2
Hawaii

  Richard Onishi
House District 3
Hawai
  Joy San Buenaventura
House District 4
Hawaii 
  Richard Creagan
House District 5
Hawaii
  Nicole Lowen
House District 6
Hawaii 
  David Tarnas
House District 7
Hawaii
  Mary Wagner
House District 8
Maui
  Justin Woodson
House District 9
Maui
  No Action Taken*
House District 10
Maui 
  Tina Wildberger
House District 11
Maui 
  Open**
House District 12
Maui 
  Lynn DeCoite
House District 13
Maui 
  Nadine Nakamura
House District 14

Kauai 
  Open**
House District 15
Kauai
  Daynette "Dee" Morikawa
House District 16
Kauai
  Open**
House District 17
Oahu 
  Mark Hashem
House District 18
Oahu
  Bert Kobayashi
House District 19
Oahu
  Open**
House District 20
Oahu
  Scott Nishimoto
House District 21
Oahu
  Tom Brower
House District 22
Oahu
  Open**
House District 23
Oahu
  Della Au Belatti
House District 24
Oahu
  Sylvia Luke
House District 25
Oahu
  Scott Saiki
House District 26
Oahu
  Takashi Ohno
House District 27
Oahu
  John Mizuno
House District 28
Oahu
  Daniel Holt
House District 29
Oahu
  Sonny Ganaden
House District 30
Oahu
  Aaron Ling Johanson
House District 31
Oahu
  Linda Ichiyama
House District 32
Oahu
  Open**
House District 33
Oahu
  Gregg Takayama
House District 34
Oahu
  Roy Takumi
House District 35
Oahu

  Open**
Trish La Chica & Marilyn Lee support HGEA values

House District 36
Oahu
Ryan Yamane
House District 37
Oahu
Henry Aquino
House District 38
Oahu
  Ty Cullen
House District 39
Oahu
  No Action Taken*
House District 40
Oahu
  Lynn Robinson-Onderko
House District 41
Oahu
  Jake Schafer
House District 42
Oahu
  Stacelynn Eli
House District 43
Oahu
  Cedric Gates
House District 44
Oahu
  Open*
House District 45
Oahu
  Open**
Lei Learmont & Amy Perruso support HGEA values

House District 46
Oahu
  Sean Quinlan
House District 47
Oahu
  Lisa Kitagawa
House District 48
Oahu
Scot Matayoshi
House District 49
Oahu
Open*
House District 50
Oahu
Chris Lee
House District 51
Oahu
   

HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL  

 

Bobby Bunda
Council District II
Oahu

  
Open**
Council District IV
Oahu
 

Carol Fukunaga
Council District VI
Oahu

  Brandon Elefante
Council District VIII
Oahu

HAWAII COUNTY 

 

Valerie Poindexter
Council District 1
Hawaii

   
Aaron Chung
Council District 2
Hawaii
 

Susan "Sue" Lee Loy
Council District 3
Hawaii

  Open**
Council District 4
Hawaii
 

No Action Taken*
Council District 5
Hawaii

  Maile David
Council District 6
Hawaii
  Bronsten Kossow
Council District 7
Hawaii
  Karen Eoff
Council District 8
Hawaii
Herbert "Tim" Richards, III
Council District 9
Hawaii
   
 

KAUAI COUNTY 

 

Derek Kawakami
Mayor
Kauai County

 

 

Arthur Brun
Kauai County Council
Kauai

  Mason Chock
Kauai County Council
Kauai
  Luke Evslin
Kauai County Council
Kauai
  Arryl Kaneshiro
Kauai County Council
Kauai
  KipuKai Kualii
Kauai County Council
Kauai
  Milo Spindt
Kauai County Council
Kauai

MAUI COUNTY  

 

 

Mike Victorino
Mayor
Maui County

   
 

Claire Carroll
Maui County Council
East Maui

 
No Action Taken
Maui County Council
Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu

Alan Arakawa
Maui County Council
Kahului

  Stacy Crivello
Maui County Council
Molokai
  Yuki Lei Sugimura
Maui County Council
Upcountry
  Riki Hokama
Maui County Council
Lanai
  Tamara Paltin
Maui County Council
West Maui
  No Action Taken*
Maui County Council
South Maui
No Action Taken*
Maui County Council
Makawao-Haiku-Paia
   
 

 

*“No action taken” means candidates did not contact HGEA for endorsement consideration in a timely manner or at all.
**An “open” endorsement means the union does not endorse a candidate.

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