Political Radar


July 2nd, 2014

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Wednesday earned the endorsement of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, the largest private sector construction union in the state representing more than 6,100 members, in his bid for re-election.

In a news release, Ron Taketa, the union’s executive secretary-treasurer, said:

"Infrastructure projects and capital improvements on all islands have created more jobs for Hawaii’s working people and contributed to a healthier economy. He has improved education for our keiki, and he is moving our state forward with the right priorities and the right decisions."

Abercrombie is facing a challenge in the August Democratic primary from state Sen. David Ige (D, Pearl Harbor-Pearl City-Aiea).


4 Responses to “Carpenters”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Doesn't mean that 6,100 members will actually vote for Govenor Abercrombie.
    Maybe only 100 will. Unions cannot force members to vote for or against.
    Called strong arming if they do so.

  2. innocent observer:

    what construction jobs is Abercrombie responsible for? All of the new construction jobs during the past few years were due to him releasing money that were already approved by the legislature before he became governor. he has no direct responsibility for any jobs. these guys are just trying to fool the voters, but we know better, we need someone better.

  3. kamaaina808:

    PRP endorsement. Super.

  4. Especially Incognito:

    Instead of building pet shelters,
    best build shelters for homeless.

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