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Posted on May 30, 2013

Hawaii Construction Alliance Endorses Tsutsui for Lieutenant Governor

Hawaii Construction Alliance logoHONOLULU — The Hawaii Construction Alliance announced this afternoon its endorsement of Shan Tsutsui for Lieutenant Governor. Tsutsui formally declared his candidacy today via an online press release at and

The Hawaii Construction Alliance represents over 15,000 working men and women in the four basic crafts of Hawaii’s construction industry, and is comprised of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; the Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1 and Local 630; the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 368; and the Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3.

“Since taking office, Lieutenant Governor Tsutsui has taken a lead role in improving Hawaii’s economy by actively investing in new construction, repair-and-maintenance projects, and public-private initiatives. We look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead,” said Tyler Dos Santos-Tam, Executive Director of the Hawaii Construction Alliance.

Peter Ganaban, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of Local 368 and Vice President of the Hawaii Construction Alliance, stated, “Shan Tsutsui has proven himself to be a forward thinking leader as our Lieutenant Governor. His efforts have helped to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure at this critical time.”

Pane Meatoga, Jr., Operating Engineers Local 3 District Representative and Secretary of the Hawaii Construction Alliance, said, “Shan Tsutsui has been a strong friend and advocate for our industry. He understands the importance of construction as an integral part of Hawaii’s economic recovery. We appreciate his dedicated work on behalf of the people of our state and are proud to endorse him.”

Shan Tsutsui took office as Hawaii’s 12th Lieutenant Governor on December 27, 2012, having previously served as President of the Hawaii State Senate. The Maui High School and University of Hawaii graduate was first elected to public office in 2002 to represent Senate District 4 (Waihee, Wailuku, and Kahului).


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