By BJ Reyes
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).