ILWU, HSTA and UHPA endorse Gil Kahele for Hawaiʻi State Senate District One

At least Senator Kahele knew how to show some aloha attire to the world at the 2012 APEC Conference!

Senator Gil Kahele picked up the following endorsements from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 (ILWU), the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and the University of Hawaii Professionals Assembly (UHPA) and sent out this letter this morning to his constituents:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Yesterday was the last day for candidates to file in this yearʻs upcoming election. As we wait to get the official list of candidates from the Office Of Elections, we are proud to announce that Senator Gil Kahele has received three important endorsements from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, the Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association and the University Of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly. These three endorsements bring momentum into our campaign and show a broad cross-section of support for Senator Gil Kahele and his candidacy for State Senate District One.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 (ILWU) represents 22,000 workers who are employed in every major industry including: longshore, tourism, agriculture, and general trades industries. (Agriculture includes the sugar, pineapple, macadamia nut, and coffee industries, as well as diversified agriculture)

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association (HSTA) represents 13,600 public school teachers throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. Formed in January of 1971, the association that represents teachers in classrooms across our state remains committed to making school a better place for teachers and students alike.

The University of Hawaiʻi Professional Assembly (UHPA) represents nearly 4,000 faculty members at 10 campuses in the University of Hawaiʻi system statewide. Their members consist of instructors, professors, librarians, specialists, extension agents and researchers. Formed in November of 1974 the UHPA encompasses seven Community Colleges, UH-Hilo, UH-Manoa and UH-West Oahu.

“I am humbled and honored to accept the endorsement of the ILWU, HSTA and the UHPA. These endorsements reflect my top campaign issues: jobs and education. The future of our state rests on the shoulders of the working class people of Hawaiʻi and the education of the future generation of Hawaiʻi, our children. The legislature and our state government play a vital role in the success of these individuals and their families and I am proud to represent them in the Hawaiʻi State Senate. If elected, I will continue the mission I started less than two years ago when I took office which remains the cornerstone of my campaign, making government work for the people”

Hauʻoli Ka Manaʻo,
“Happy Thoughts”

Senator Gil Kahele

 

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