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Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association


"Today, HLTA consists of 700 members accounting for over 50,000 rooms with nearly 40,000 workers who work in lodging properties.  As a diverse trade organization, our endorsements reflect the views of our board of directors and membership.  We are committed to support candidates for office that will keep our hospitality industry vibrant and strong.  We wish you the best in the upcoming election, and we look forward to working with you in the future."

HLTA 2018 Election Endorsements

— Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association

International Longshore & Warehouse Union

"We look forward to working with you to improve the benefits and protections for Hawaii's workers and their families, to grow our economy, to improve our communities and to defend the rights of the people of our State"

— International Longshore & Warehouse Union

Hawaii Government Employees Association

"On behalf of the 42,000 members of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO . . . thank you for your dedication to improving the lives of working families in Hawai'i and for your commitment to supporting our organization's mission.."


 HGEA 2018 Election Endorsements

— Hawaii Government Employees Association

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Hawaii 2018 Election Endorsements.

— Planned Parenthood

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Democrat incumbent Brickwood Galuteria faces a strong challenge from community advocate Sharon Moriwaki. A prominent entertainer and former Hawaii Democratic Party chairman, Galuteria is capable and an amiable ambassador of aloha, involved in Native Hawaiian and kupuna issues. But Moriwaki gets our endorsement here, for her breadth of experience and robust engagement in her neighborhood’s rapid growth, providing a needed proactive voice as development advances. Founder/ president of Kakaako United, Moriwaki also knows government as one-time deputy director of the state Labor Department and director of Human Resources; and has served in Hawaii’s Judiciary as administrative director of the courts. She’s also co-chaired the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum, which would serve the Legislature well as fuel issues intensify.

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— Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Sierra Club of Hawaii

Sierra Club of Hawaii

"The Sierra Club is putting faith in Sharon to help sustain Hawaii's beautiful environment for generations to come. Our endorsement sends voters a message of Sharon's strong support for the environment and her proven track record in conservation issues."

— Sierra Club of Hawaii

Hawaii State Teachers Association

Hawaii State Teachers Association

"(We at HSTA) are hopeful that Sharon will soon be elected as the State Senator for District 12. Our members look forward to Sharon being a strong advocate for teachers, students, and public education."

— Hawaii State Teachers Association

Pono Hawaii Initiative

Pono Hawaii Initiative

"Sharon Moriwaki has demonstrated clearly, by her past actions and present involvement in civic and community affairs, that she understands and embraces the principle of 'people-driven' political leadership. In addition, Sharon has shown a high level of competence and experience in working with government and political systems. Most importantly, Sharon is committed to pursuing a bold agenda in support of economic, social and environmental justice."


— Pono Hawaii Initiative

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