Heads up #1 – Primary Election ballots are already arriving at homes on Oahu with neighbor-island mailings to follow shortly.
To see exactly what your ballot will look like ahead of time, to track your ballot once you have returned it in the mail and/or to register to vote online go to https://elections.hawaii.gov.
Positive change can happen, but only if we collectively take the time to take ownership of our government. Read – Who Controls Government in Hawaiʻi?
Scroll down to review a list of all endorsed candidates – including a new announcement concerning the Lieutenant Governor’s race.
Heads up #2 – I’m honored to be a featured speaker and ask that you register in advance and join me via Zoom on Friday, July 22 at 6pm for a virtual fundraiser in support of Maui candidates: Walter Ritte – State Senate, Mahina Poepoe – State House, and Keani Rawlins-Fernandez – Maui Council.
To find out “the why” on some of the key endorsements read:
Why I’m Supporting Kai Kahele Over Josh Green.
Why Sergio Alcubilla Over Ed Case.
Sergio Alcubilla for CD2 – The Little Engine That Could
Why it’s so important to elect Kim Coco Iwamoto, Walter Ritte, and Laura Acasio. Read – I’m Not Pulling Any Punches Today
We All Should Be So Lucky As The Residents Of Kailua Are Today – with Natalia Hussey-Burdick being on their ballot.
Just a glance at the website of Honolulu Council District 6 Candidate Ikaika Hussey says it all. Ikaika is of the people, by the people, and for the people – All Hawaiʻi will be well served by the election of Ikaika Hussey.
Why Kathy Feldman for the State House? Read: Telling Stories – GMO, Pesticides, and the Hawaiʻi Kai Connection – a brief look at what motivated this hard-working, community-based, ardent supporter of the environment, to challenge the incumbent.
Heads up #3 – Many Kauaʻi friends have been asking about the County Council race. My focus at the moment is on supporting only challengers Fern Anuenue Holland and Addison Bulosan. Two incumbents (Kaneshiro and Chock) are “terming out” – and I believe both Holland and Bulosan are excellent choices to fill those two slots. Additional Council endorsements will be announced in the coming weeks.
And yes, Heads up #4 – I’ve Finally Come To a Decision On The Lieutenant Governors Race (and yes I’m making you click through to the Hooser blog to discover who it is) 😉
Here is a list of Congressional, Gubernatorial, and State Legislative Endorsed Candidates and a separate list of County Endorsed Candidates (all Counties) supported by the Pono Hawaiʻi Initiative , of which I am the Executive Director. And here is the basic criteria used in determining – Which Candidates Should Be Supported?
There are many good candidates running across the State. In the coming weeks, I’ll be doing my best to highlight them all.
But please, don’t just take my word for it. Do your homework, study the candidates in your district, call or email them directly, and then cast an informed vote.
Gary Hooser http://www.garyhooser.com
*I mention “the why” above. Read about the “why not” in today’s The Civil Beat Hawaii Lawmakers Took In The Cash This Session Despite Pleas To Ban Fundraising During Session
Note: No candidate has authorized or approved this stuff. No one pays me to write it. I’m not looking for a job nor for any political favors other than they look out for people and the planet.