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Posted on Aug 25, 2014

HGEA Endorses Ige/Tsutsui for General Election

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), the state’s largest labor union, is endorsing David Ige for governor and Shan Tsutsui for lieutenant governor for the upcoming General Election. “We believe both David Ige and Shan Tsutsui will be an effective leadership team who will move our state forward for the next four years,” said HGEA’s State Political Action Committee Chair Diane Nakashima. “They have demonstrated their strong support of working families and public employees, and recognize the vital services our members provide for communities statewide.” The endorsements were made by HGEA’s political action committees, which are composed of members from each HGEA bargaining unit statewide, as well as the excluded/managerial unit and retirees unit. No widget added...

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Posted on Aug 10, 2014

Mahalo, Hawaii!

Aloha, I’d like to thank all of my supporters for their unwavering loyalty and hard work.  You are truly the heart and soul of this successful campaign.  Whether it was putting up a yard sign, sign waving, or doing whatever it took to share my message to the people of Hawai‘i, I am truly grateful and humbled. Please continue to support me and gubernatorial nominee David Ige as we head into the General Election on November 4. Thank you for standing by me, Shan No widget added...

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Posted on Aug 8, 2014

Stay Safe, Hawaii

HONOLULU-  As you may already know, a Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Big Island, while a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Maui County, Oahu and Kauai.  The safety and well-being of Hawai‘i’s citizens are my top priority, therefore we will be suspending all campaign activity today until further notice.  As Hurricane Iselle and Julio continue to make its way across our State, I want to encourage everyone to be prepared and to be safe. Here are a few resources that provide helpful information: Information on Evacuation Shelters Hawai‘i Red Cross State Civil Defense Emergency Preparedness Tips and Recommendations Emergency Electrical Safety Tips Information on the Weather National Weather Service Central Pacific Hurricane Center   Hawai‘i State Civil Defense Department of Education No widget added...

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Posted on Jul 27, 2014

The Maui News Endorses Tsutsui for Lt. Governor

“No matter who wins the battle for the Democratic nomination for governor, incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui should be on the ballot as his running mate. In the Aug. 9 primary, candidates for lieutenant governor will be running on their own. The winner of the primary will then join the party nominee for governor as a single entity on the ballot for voters in the general election in November. Tsutsui has been lieutenant governor of Hawaii since his predecessor, Brian Schatz, was appointed to the United States Senate following the death of Daniel Inouye in December 2012. Prior to his ascendancy to the lieutenant governorship, Tsutsui was serving as president of the Hawaii State Senate. Under Hawaii’s constitution, the Senate president has first option if there is a vacancy in the office of lieutenant governor. When Schatz left for the U.S. Senate, Tsutsui opted to take his place. Tsutsui has been a rising star in Maui and Hawaii politics for more than a decade. He represented Maui in the...

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Posted on Jul 27, 2014

IBEW Local Union 1186 Endorses Tsutsui

“We are confident that your support for labor and the concerns of working families will guide you in your continuing service to all the people in the State of Hawaii,” said Damien Kim, business manager and financial secretary for IBEW Local Union 1186, in a letter to Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui. No widget added...

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Posted on Jul 26, 2014

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Endorses Tsutsui

“Among the field of five candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser endorses incumbent Lt. Gov. Shan S. Tsutsui. The 42-year-old Maui native represents the future of his party and of Hawaii, as a new generation rightly takes the lead and as neighbor islands add population at a faster rate than Oahu. The former state Senate president, who previously served as vice chairman of the Ways and Means committee, is known as an inclusive collaborator who brings a fresh perspective to state government’s Oahu-centric power circles. As lieutenant governor, Tsutsui champions the promising educational initiative R.E.A.C.H., which provides academic, athletic, arts and cultural activities for middle-schoolers after school. R.E.A.C.H. is being piloted at nine public schools and merits a brighter spotlight and a broader reach. It builds on the success of the A+ program, which provides convenient, affordable after-school care for younger students. A+, indispensable for many Hawaii families, was spearheaded by former Gov. Ben Cayetano when he was lieutenant governor and remains one of his finest...

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