Political Action

ILWU Local 142 Endorsed Candidates

Make your vote count for working families! Support your union’s recommendations in the Primary Elections this August 11, 2018. ILWU members and families are urged to vote for those candidates listed below.

Your Political Action Committee made these recommendations after interviewing the candidates and asking them if they would support issues important to working families.

Absentee ballots have already begun, so mark your ballots and return it today.

Governor Colleen Hanabusa
Lieutenant Governor Jill Tokuda
U.S. Senate Mazie Hirono
U.S. House District 1 Donna Mercado Kim
U.S. House District 2 Tulsi Gabbard
 
State Senate
District 1 Kaialii Kahele
District 3 Dru Mamo Kanuha
District 4 Lorraine R. Inouye
District 6 Rosalyn H. Baker
District 7 J. Kalani English
District 12 Brickwood Galuteira
District 16 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 17 Clarence K. Nishihara
District 18 Michelle N. Kidani
District 19 Matthew LoPresti
District 21 Maile S. L. Shimabukuro
District 23 Clayton Hee
District 24 Jarrett Keohokalole
 
State House
District 1 Mark M. Nakashima
District 2 Chris Todd
District 3 Richard H. K. Onishi
District 4 Joy San Buenaventura
District 5 Jeanne M. Kapela
District 6 Nicole Lowen
District 7 David Tarnas
District 8 Troy N. Hashimoto
District 9 Justin H. Woodson
District 10 Angus L. K. McKelvey
District 11 Don Couch
District 12 Kyle T. Yamashita
District 13 Lynn DeCoite
District 14 Nadine Nakamura
District 15 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 16 Dee Morikawa
District 17 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 18 Mark J. Hashem
District 19 Bertrand Kobayashi
District 20 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 21 Scott Nishimoto
District 22 Tom Brower
District 23 Dale Kobayashi
District 24 Della Au Belatti
District 25 Sylvia Luke
District 26 Scott Saiki
District 27 Takashi Ohno
District 28 John Mizuno
District 29 Daniel Holt
District 30 Ernesto “Sonny” Ganaden
District 31 Aaron Ling Johanson
District 32 Linda Ichiyama Chong
District 33 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 34 Gregg Takayama
District 35 Roy Takumi
District 36 Dean Hazama
District 37 Ryan I. Yamane
District 38 Henry Aquino
District 39 Ty Cullen
District 40 Rose Martinez
District 41 Lynn E. Robinson-Onderko
District 42 Jacob Schafer
District 43 Stacelynn Eli
District 44 Cedric Gates
District 45 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 46 Lei Learmont
District 47 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 48 Lisa Kitagawa-Akagi
District 49 Scot Matayoshi
District 50 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 51 Chris Lee
 
Hawaii County Council
District 1 Valerie Poindexter
District 2 Aaron Chung
District 3 Susan Lee Loy
District 4 Ashley Kierkiewicz
District 5 OPEN ENDORSEMENT
District 6 Maile David-Medeiros
District 7 Brosten Kossow
District 8 Karen Eoff
District 9 Herbert “Tim” Richards
 
Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino
 
Maui County Council
East Maui Claire Kamalu Carroll
West Maui Ernest Kanamu Balinbin
Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu Alice Lee
Kahului Alan Arakawa
South Maui Zandra Amaral Crouse
Makawao-Haiku-Paia Mike Molina
Upcountry Yuki Lei Sugimura
Lanai Riki Hokama
Molokai Stacy Helm Crivello
 
Kauai Mayor
Derek Kawakami
 
Kauai County Council
Council 1 Arthur Brun
Council 2 Mason K. Chock
Council 3 Ross Kagawa
Council 4 Arryl Kaneshiro
Council 5 Kipukai Kuali`i
Council 6 Luke Evslin
Council 7 Milo Spindt
 
Honolulu County Council
District II Heidi Tsuneyoshi
District IV Trevor Ozawa
District VI Carol Fukunaga
District VIII Kelly Kitashima
 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee
Oahu Esther Kia`aina
At-Large Elle Poahi Ryan
At-Large William Aila
At-Large Anthony Makana Paris

OPEN ENDORSEMENT: An “OPEN ENDORSEMENT” means that the Union has no recommendation for the race and members are free to vote for any candidate. However, ILWU officers and stewards should not publicly support any candidate, as that can be seen to mean support by the Union.

NO ENDORSEMENT: A “NO ENDORSEMENT” means members are urged NOT to support or vote for any of the candidates in that race.