Why Gary Hooser is supporting Kim Coco Iwamoto to be Hawaii’s next Lieutenant Governor.

Kim and Hooser holding signsI have known and worked with Kim Coco Iwamoto for over 16 years and she has my total support in her quest to become Hawaii’s next Lieutenant Governor.  

Kim Coco is the real deal.  She is bright, articulate, hard working and smart as a whip.  Her record of accomplishments and service to our community is long and storied.  Her core values are my core values, and I know first hand that she is willing to fight hard for justice at all levels.  

Kim Coco Iwamoto walks the talk.  She gives selflessly of her time and her own personal resources to support progressives causes and promote progressive values. And she expects nothing in return expect perhaps the personal satisfaction of simply doing the right thing.

While Kim Coco is certainly no shrinking violet, she knows the importance and value of listening and in working in collaboration with others.  She is able to go toe-to-toe with the big boys on Bishop Street, but she is also comfortable in Thomas Square listening and helping those who are less fortunate.

During my service as Majority Leader in the Hawaii State Senate, on the County Council on Kauai and in general working in the government and political arena, I have met only a handful of people whose judgement in the area of public policy I trust completely, and Kim Coco is one of them.  

When Kim Coco Iwamoto says, “If elected, the office of the Lieutenant Governor will be the peoples office.” I know this will in fact be true.  She will create a space for the people to meet, to collaborate, and to share ideas and dreams.  And this space will be on the 5th floor of the Capitol, directly across from the Governors office and above the House and the Senate offices, a proper place where the people’s work can truly be done.

All of the people running for the Lieutenant Governor slot bring something different to the table.  I know personally and have worked extensively over the years with each and every one of the main contenders running for this office.  But when I weigh all of the factors and all of my experience, I am supporting Kim for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor, and I hope you will join me. 

The most recent polls show that all of the candidates running for LG are within striking distance, and it is anybody’s race to win.  Kim Coco Iwamoto can win but to do so, each of us has to push a little harder for her and like I am doing today, make our support known to our friends and family, loud and clear. 

Please also make a small contribution, even $25 to $100 to her campaign and volunteer to help.  https://www.kimcoco.com

We need Kim Coco Iwamoto to be Hawaii’s next Lieutenant Governor.  Let’s make it happen.

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person. I presently serve now as a volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) www.hapahi.org In a past life I was an elected member of the Kauai County Council, a Hawaii State Senator and Majority Leader and the Director of Environmental Quality Control for the State of Hawaii - in an even earlier incarnation I was an entrepreneur and small business owner. Yes, I am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We’re afraid.” “Come to the edge.” “We can’t. We will fall!” “Come to the edge.” And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew. - Christopher Logue (b.1926)
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