Ground Zero – Primary Election Ballots Are Arriving!

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

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 #4I’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

*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.

About garyhooser

This blog represents my thoughts as an individual person and does not represent the official position of any organization I may be affiliated with. I presently serve as volunteer President of the Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A.) I am the former Vice-Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii. In another 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. Please visit my website AND sign up for my newsletter (unlike any email newsletter you have ever gotten, of that I am sure) - “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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