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Posted on Oct 3, 2014

Laborers’ Local 368 Endorse Ige

HONOLULU – Senator David Ige picked up an endorsement from the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 368. The union represents approximately 5,000 active and retired workers from industries including construction, environmental remediation, maintenance, fencing, golf courses and jobs in state, local and municipal government such as U.S. Postal Service mail handlers. “Our endorsement of Democrat David Ige for Governor is a stand for Hawaii’s working families,” said Local 368 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Peter Ganaban. “David Ige will be a Governor who understands and listens to the needs of working men and women across the state.” Local 368 Political Director Gino Soquena said, “David Ige is a strong voice for the people of Hawaii and we are proud to give our Union’s support to him as someone who grew up in a working class family.” “I am very thankful to Laborers’ Local 368 for their endorsement,” Senator Ige said. “The diverse hard-working members that make up this organization drive many different sectors of our local economy and I...

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Posted on Sep 26, 2014

Iron Workers Union Local 625 Endorses Ige for Governor

HONOLULU –  Senator David Ige received the endorsement of the Iron Workers Union Local 625, which represents nearly 2,000 active, retired and honorary workers throughout Hawaii. His late father, Tokio Ige, was a member of Local 625 as a construction steelworker following his service in World War II in the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team. “Senator Ige is the true candidate of the people coming from a humble upbringing, and we are especially proud to announce this endorsement with his father being a former member of Local 625,” said managing director T. George Paris. “Coming from a humble upbringing, Senator Ige will serve the working people of Hawaii well as the next Governor of our great state.” “It is an honor to receive the endorsement of Local 625, another organization who represents the voices of many hard working people from communities across Hawaii,” Senator Ige said. “Working together, we will build a strong local economy that provides job opportunities now and in the future, ensuring our children and their...

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Posted on Sep 19, 2014

Ige and Tsutsui Earn ILWU Support

HONOLULU—Hawaii’s largest private sector union announced its endorsement of David Ige and Shan Tsutsui, and is already urging members to support and vote for the Democratic gubernatorial team on November 4. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142 cites Ige’s 29 years of experience as a state lawmaker and strong working relationship with the union as reasons why he was chosen over other candidates for governor in this election. “David is the kind of man our members would want as a leader,” said ILWU President Donna Domingo. “He is a person who listens to all sides, makes good decisions, and gets work done. David often says that he will ‘do the right thing, the right way,’ and that is very important for the ILWU. We need government that not only does the right things, but also does them in the right way—competently, with fairness, and with real concern for people in our communities.” The ILWU is gearing up a grassroots network of volunteers to canvass, sign-hold, and...

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Posted on Sep 14, 2014

Grand Opening of Hilo, Hawaii HQ Monday, September 15

HONOLULLU –  Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui and the growing Hawaii Island Ige-Tsutsui team invite the public to the Grand Opening of the Hilo, Hawaii Ige-Tsutsui headquarters: Monday, September 15 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hilo Iron Works Building 1266 Kamehameha Ave., Unit 1A Hawaii Island Team Ige-Tsutsui invites everyone to stop by for an evening of great food, friendship and conversation. This will be the third Ige-Tsutsui headquarters, with one in Honolulu and the second opening tomorrow, Saturday, September 13, in Kahului, Maui. For more information on the Hilo event, contact Steve Bader, 808-756-7438, or Craig Takamine, 808-989-8044. No widget added...

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Posted on Sep 11, 2014

Grand Opening: Maui HQ on Saturday, September 13th

Thanks to the hard work of David’s and Shan’s Maui supporters, our campaign headquarters is opening this Saturday. Maui Team Ige-Tsutsui is hosting a grand opening event, inviting residents to join the fun and meet David and Shan! Grand Opening Maui Ige-Tsutsui Headquarters Saturday, September 13th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kahului Shopping Center 65 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Units 14 and 15, Kahului—located behind Ah Fook’s Supermarket   For More Information, Contact: Leon Bolosan, Maui Coordinator (808) 298-8423 No widget added...

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Posted on Sep 5, 2014

Sierra Club of Hawaii Endorses Ige/Tsutsui Ticket

HONOLULU, HAWAII – The Sierra Club of Hawaii today announced that it is endorsing David Ige for Governor, along with his running mate, Shan Tsutsui. “Senator Ige is committed to preventing climate change and taking realistic steps to adapt to it,” said Scott Glenn, Chair of the Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter. “We have confidence that Senator Ige will move Hawai`i toward a more sustainable future when he is elected governor. He supports efforts to modernize Hawai`i’s electrical grid and facilitate increases in rooftop solar. Ige is supportive of local agriculture, and wants to complete the process of identifying, prioritizing and protecting agricultural lands to ensure that they are used effectively to produce food for local consumption. He is committed to preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species, and wants to stabilize funding for the invasives inspection program. Senator Ige was also involved in the development of the State Water Code, and understands the importance of protecting our water resources for future generations.” “Shan Tsutsui has a deep understanding...

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