Hawaii Elections Endorsements 2012

The state's major labor unions and other business groups offer candidates coveted endorsements. Check here to see what local organizations are supporting which candidates. This list has been updated to reflect which candidates lost in the Aug. 11 primary.

Associated Builders and Contractors

U.S. Senate
* Linda Lingle

Boilermakers Local 627

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Building Industry Association of Hawaii

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu City Council

District 1: Kymberly Pine
District 6: Jon Yoshimura

State Senate:

District 9: Sam Slom
District 12: Brickwood Galuteria
District 16: David Ige
District 18: Michelle Kidani
District 22: Donovan Dela Cruz
District 25: Fred Hemmings

State House:
District 18: Mark Hashem
District 19: Bertrand Kobayashi
District 20: Calvin Say
District 23: Isaac Choy
District 27: Corinne Wei Lan Ching
District 31: Aaron Ling Johanson
District 32: Linda Ichiyama
District 33: Mark Takai
District 36: Beth Fukumoto
District 37: Ryan Yamane
District 39: Ty Cullen
District 40: Bob McDermott
District 41: Adam Reeder
District 42: Sharon Har
District 47: Richard Fale

District Council 50 (Painters, Glaziers, Floorlayers, Drywall Tapers)

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Elevator Constructors Local 126

U.S. Senate
* Ed Case (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Equality Hawaii Action Fund

U.S. Senate

Congressional District 1
*Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus of the Hawaii Democratic Party

U.S. Senate

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2
* Esther Kiaaina (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

State Senate

State House

General Contractors Association of Hawaii

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Hawaii AFL-CIO

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Hawaii Advocates For Consumer Rights

Honolulu Mayor
* Ben Cayetano

Hawaii Association of Realtors

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney
* Keith Kaneshiro

Hawaii County Mayor
* Billy Kenoi

Honolulu City Council
District 3: Ikaika Anderson
District 7: Martin Han (lost in primary)

Hawaii Fire Fighters Association

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Hawaii Government Employees Association

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney
* Keith Kaneshiro

Honolulu City Council

*District 1: Open

*District 3: Ikaika Anderson

*District 5: Ann Kobayashi

*District 7: Joey Manahan

*District 9: Ron Menor

State Senate

*District 1: Donald Ikeda (lost in primary)

*District 2: Open

*District 3: Josh Green

*District 4: Open

*District 5: Shan Tsutsui

*District 6: Roz Baker

*District 7: Kalani English

*District 8: Ron Kouchi

*District 9: Kurt Lajala

*District 10: Les Ihara

*District 11: Brian Taniguchi

*District 12: Brickwood Galuteria

*District 13: Suzanne Chun Oakland

*District 14: Open

*District 15: Glenn Wakai

*District 16: David Ige

*District 17: Alex Sonson

*District 18: Michelle Kidani

*District 19: Will Espero

*District 20: Mike Gabbard

*District 21: Maile Shimabukuro

*District 22: Donovan Dela Cruz

*District 23: Clayton Hee

*District 24: Jill Tokuda

*District 25: Pohai Ryan (lost in primary)

State House

*District 1: Mark Nakashima

*District 2: Clift Tsuji

*District 3: Richard Onishi

*District 4: Faye Hanohano

*District 5: Denny Coffman

*District 6: Kalei Akaka (lost in primary)

*District 7: Open

*District 8: Joe Souki

*District 9: Gil Keith-Agaran

*District 10: Angus McKelvey

*District 11: Colin Hanlon (lost in primary)

*District 12: Kyle Yamashita

*District 13: Mele Carroll

*District 14: Derek Kawakami

*District 15: Open

*District 16: Daynette Morikawa

*District 17: No Action Taken

*District 18: Mark Hashem

*District 19: Bert Kobayashi

*District 20: Open

*District 21: Scott Nishimoto

*District 22: Tom Brower

*District 23: Isaac Choy

*District 24: Della Au Belatti

*District 25: Sylvia Luke

*District 26: Scott Saiki

*District 27: Takashi Ohno

*District 28: John Mizuno

*District 29: Karl Rhoads

*District 30: Nicole Velasco (lost in primary)

*District 31: Open

*District 32: Linda Ichiyama

*District 33: Mark Takai

*District 34: Eloise Tungpalan (lost in primary)

*District 35: Roy Takumi

*District 36: Marilyn Lee

*District 37: Ryan Yamane

*District 38: Henry Aquino

*District 39: Ty Cullen

*District 40: No Action Taken

*District 41: Matthew LoPresti (lost in primary)

*District 42: No Endorsement

*District 43: Hanalei Aipoalani (lost in primary)

*District 44: Jo Jordan

*District 45: Jake Bradshaw

*District 46: Marcus Oshiro

*District 47: No Action Taken

*District 48: Jessica Wooley

*District 49: Ken Ito

*District 50: No Action Taken

*District 51: Chris Lee

Hawaii County Mayor
* Billy Kenoi

Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney

*Lincoln Ashida

Hawaii County Council

*District 1: Valerie Poindexter

*District 2: Open

*District 3: Dennis Onishi

*District 4: Fred Blas

*District 5: Zendo Kern

*District 6: Maile David or Bradley Westervelt (lost in primary)

*District 7: Dru Kanuha

*District 8: Karen Eoff

*District 9: Oliver Shimaoka

Maui County Council

*East Maui: Bob Carroll

*Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu: Mike Victorino

*Kahului: Open

*Molokai: Manuwai Peters

*Pukalani-Kula-Ulupalakua: Gladys Baisa

*Lanai: Riki Hokama

*West Maui: No Action Taken

*South Maui: Don Couch Jr.

*Makawao-Haiku-Paia: Mike White

Kauai Prosecuting Attorney

*Justin Kollar

Kauai County Council

*Jay Furfaro

*Gary Hooser

*Ross Kagawa

*KipuKai Kualii

*Nadine Nakamura

*Mel Rapozo

Hawaii Island Contractors' Association

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association

U.S. Senate

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell or Peter Carlisle (lost in primary)

Hawaii County Mayor
* Billy Kenoi

State Senate

State House

Hawaii Laborers’ Union Local 368

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Hawaii Masons’ Union Local 1 and Local 630

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Peter Carlisle (lost in primary)

Hawaii Medical Association Political Action Committee (HAMPAC)

U.S. Senate
* Linda Lingle

Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Peter Carlisle (lost in primary)

Hawaii Restaurant Association

U.S. Senate
* Linda Lingle

Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers

Honolulu Mayor
* Peter Carlisle (lost in primary)

Hawaii State Teachers Association

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

State Senate
* Carol Fukunaga, District 11(lost in primary)

Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Local 996

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Hawaii Women's Political Caucus

Honolulu Fire Department Retirees Association

U.S. Senate
* Linda Lingle

Honolulu Mayor
* Ben Cayetano

Insulators and Allied Workers Local 132

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1260

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1357

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 121

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor (Oahu Division, Hawaii Longshore Division)
* Kirk Caldwell

Honolulu City Council District 1 (Oahu Division)

*Alex Santiago

Honolulu City Council District 7 (Oahu Division)

*Martin Han (lost in primary)

Honolulu City Council District 9 (Oahu Division)

*Ron Menor

International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Ironworkers Local 625

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Marine Firemen’s Union

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Ocean Champions

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Operating Engineers Local 3

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Plumbers & Fitters Local 675

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Progressive Democrats of Hawaii

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Sailors’ Union of the Pacific

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Seafarers International Union of North America

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Sheet Metal Workers International Association

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Sierra Club

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 1

*Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2

*Tulsi Gabbard

State Senate

*Gilbert Kahele

*Joshua Green

*Shan Tsutsui

*Roz Baker

*Kalani English

*Les Ihara

*Carol Fukunaga (lost in primary)

*Brickwood Galuteria

*Suzanne Chun Oakland

*Donna Mercado Kim

*David Ige

*Clarence Nishihara

*Mike Gabbard

*Maile Shimabukuro

*Clayton Hee

*Russell Ruderman

*Laura Thielen

*Lorraine Inouye (lost in primary)

State House

*Mark Nakashima

*Fay Hanohano

*Gilbert Keith-Agaran

*Angus McKelvey

*Mele Carroll

*Gene Ward

*Della Au Belatti

*Sylvia Luke

*Scott Saiki

*Corinne Ching

*Karl Rhoads

*Aaron Ling Johanson (lost in primary)

*Mark Takai

*Roy Takumi

*Marilyn Lee

*Gil Riviere

*Jessica Wooley

*Cynthia Thielen

*Chris Lee

*Brittany Smart (lost in primary)

*Nicole Lowen (lost in primary)

*Kaniela Ing

*Ekolu Kalama (lost in primary)

*Keiko Bonk

*Dwight Synan

*Gregg Takayama

*Joseph Rattner (lost in primary)

*Matt LoPresti (lost in primary)

*Lauren Cheape

Maui County Council

*Elle Cochran

*Riki Hokama

*Don Guzman

*Stacy Helm Crivello

Hawaii County Mayor

*Harry Kim

Hawaii County Council

*Steve Wilhelm (lost in primary)

*James Weatherford (lost in primary)

*Zendo Kern

*Brenda Ford

*Karen Eoff

*Margaret Wille

Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly

Office of Hawaiian Affairs, At Large Seat
*Haunani Apoliona

State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO)

U.S. Senate
* Linda Lingle

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) Retirees

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

United Public Workers

U.S. Senate
* Mazie Hirono

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
* Kirk Caldwell

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly

U.S. Senate
* Ed Case (lost in primary)

Congressional District 1
* Colleen Hanabusa

Congressional District 2
* Mufi Hannemann (lost in primary)

Veterans' Alliance for Security and Democracy (VETPAC)(http://vetpac.org/index.php)

Congressional District 2

*Tulsi Gabbard

Veterans in Politics International

U.S. Senate
* Ed Case (lost in primary)

Honolulu Mayor
*Peter Carlisle (lost in primary)

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