Sierra Club Endorses Moriwaki for State Senate
The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i has endorsed Sharon Moriwaki as the Democratic candidate for State Senate District 12. Moriwaki, founder and president of Kakaako United, is a former Waihee administration cabinet head, who during her 16 years at the University of Hawaii co-chaired the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum that successfully advanced Hawaii’s energy self-sufficiency goal.
"The Sierra Club's endorsement means a lot to our 20,000 Hawai‘i members and supporters, and to the general public as well," said Steven Lee Montgomery, Ph.D., Oahu Group Political Committee Chair, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i Chapter. "Our endorsement sends voters a message of your strong support for the environment and your proven track record in conservation issues."
Moriwaki will bring her environmentally-conscious experience to the office. As president of Kakaako United, she has worked hard to improve the quality of life for area residents and fights for sewers that work, open space, parks, canopy trees, and environmental sustainability throughout her district.
"I am pleased and honored to have the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i believing in the value of our cause—a voice for the people on behalf of the people," Moriwaki said. "We must take care of Hawaii's environment for our youth and future generations to come."