By BJ Reyes
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday won the endorsement of the Hawaii Construction Alliance in her bid for re-eleection to the 2nd Congressional District, representing rural Oahu and neighbor islands.
Representing about 15,000 workers, the Hawaii Construction Alliance is comprised of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Union, Local 630; International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local 1; the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 368; and the Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3.
Peter Iriarte, business manager of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Union, said:
“Congresswoman Gabbard has shown strong, effective, and bipartisan leadership in her first term in office. We look forward to continuing to work with her on the issues that matter to our members, their families, and all Hawaii residents.”
Ron Taketa, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters, added:
“Congresswoman Gabbard has done an excellent job representing Hawaiʻi’s working families on Capitol Hill. She has proven herself to be a true leader through her hard work and dedication, and deserves to be re-elected.”