UPW Endorsements

2022 Primary Election

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US Congress

US Senator

Brian Schatz

US Representative, District 2

Jill Tokuda

Hawaii Executive Branch

Governor

Kai Kahele

Lieutenant Governor

Sylvia Luke

Kai Kahele at Aloha Stadium Section 8

State Senate

State Senate, District 1

OPEN

State Senate, District 2

San Buenaventura, Joy

State Senate, District 3

Kanuha, Dru Mamo

State Senate, District 4

Richards, Herbert “Tim”

State Senate, District 5

Keith-Agaran, Gil S. Coloma

State Senate, District 6

OPEN

State Senate, District 7

Decoite, Lynn Pualani

State Senate, District 8

Kouchi, Ronald

State Senate, District 9

Chang, Stanley

State Senate, District 10

Ihara, Les

State Senate, District 11

Fukunaga, Carol

State Senate, District 12

Moriwaki, Sharon Y.

State Senate, District 13

Rhoads, Karl

State Senate, District 14

Kim, Donna Mercado

State Senate, District 15

Wakai, Glenn

State Senate, District 16

OPEN

State Senate, District 17

Dela Cruz, Donovan

State Senate, District 18

Kidani, Michelle N.

State Senate, District 19

Aquino, Henry J.C.

State Senate, District 20

Fevella, Kurt

State Senate, District 21

OPEN

State Senate, District 22

OPEN

State Senate, District 23

Riviere, Gil

State Senate, District 24

Keohokalole, Jarrett

State Senate, District 25

Lee, Chris

State House of Representatives

State Representative, District 1

Nakashima, Mark M.

State Representative, District 2

Onishi, Richard H.K.

State Representative, District 3

Todd, Christopher L.T.

State Representative, District 4

Ilagan, Greggor

State Representative, District 5

OPEN

State Representative, District 6

OPEN

State Representative, District 7

Lowen, Nicole

State Representative, District 8

Freitas, Makai

State Representative, District 9

Woodson, Justin

State Representative, District 10

Hashimoto, Troy

State Representative, District 11

Mahiai, Randal

State Representative, District 12

Yamashita, Kyle T.

State Representative, District 13

OPEN

State Representative, District 14

OPEN

State Representative, District 15

Nakamura, Nadine K.

State Representative, District 16

Tokioka, James Kunane

State Representative, District 17

Morikawa, Daynette “Dee”

State Representative, District 18

Ward, Gene

State Representative, District 19

Hashem, Mark Jun

State Representative, District 20

Kobayashi, Bertrand “Bert”

State Representative, District 21

Sayama, Jackson D.

State Representative, District 22

Garrett, Andrew Takuya

State Representative, District 23

Nishimoto, Scott Y.

State Representative, District 24

OPEN

State Representative, District 25

Saiki, Scott K.

State Representative, District 26

OPEN

State Representative, District 27

OPEN

State Representative, District 28

Holt, Daniel

State Representative, District 29

Mizuno, John M.

State Representative, District 30

OPEN

State Representative, District 31

Ichiyama, Linda

State Representative, District 32

OPEN

State Representative, District 33

Kong, Sam Satoru

State Representative, District 34

Takumi, Roy M.

State Representative, District 35

Prieto, Jolyn Garidan

State Representative, District 36

Lamosao, Rachele Fernandez

State Representative, District 37

Yamane, Ryan I.

State Representative, District 38

OPEN

State Representative, District 39

OPEN

State Representative, District 40

Kaululaau, Wayne K.S.

State Representative, District 41

OPEN

State Representative, District 42

Har, Sharon E.

State Representative, District 43

Eli, Stacelynn K.M.

State Representative, District 44

OPEN

State Representative, District 45

Gates, Cedric Asuega

State Representative, District 46

OPEN

State Representative, District 47

OPEN

State Representative, District 48

Kitagawa, Lisa C.

State Representative, District 49

Matayoshi, Scot

State Representative, District 50

OPEN

State Representative, District 51

OPEN

The Counties

Hawaii County Council

District 1

Heather Kimball

District 2

Timothy “TK” Wehrsig

District 3

Susan “Sue” Lee Loy

District 4

Ashley Kierkiewicz

District 5

OPEN

District 6

OPEN

District 7

OPEN

District 8

Holeka Goro Inaba

District 9

OPEN

Honolulu City Council

District 2: Matthew Weyer

District 4: Tommy Waters*

District 6: Ikaika Hussey

District 8: OPEN

Maui County Council

Mayor

Michael Victorino*

County Council:

South Maui: Tom Cook

Molokai: John Pele

Makawao: Nohelani U’u-Hodgins

Upcountry: Yuki Lei Sugimura*

Kahului: OPEN

East Maui: Claire Carroll

West Maui: OPEN

Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu: OPEN

Lanai: OPEN

Kauai County Council

County Council:

Addison Bulosan

Luke Evslin*

Bernard Carvalho*

Felicia Cowden*

Mayor, Kauai County

Derek Kawakami*

UPW State PAC

Above in the background: Saturday, June 21, 2022, the UPW State PAC met to finish up candidate interviews in the primary election that remained and deliberate over the choices for endorsement.

The endorsement process is long and involved. The State PAC had already volunteered nights (after work) during the week of June 13 and a full day of vacation for back-to-back interviews with candidates in the different races.

Pictured here, on the left, is Private Sector Vice President Mailelynn Licos, State Secretary-Treasurer Valoaga “Junior” Moananu, State Director Kalani Werner, State President Darrell Wilcox, and Government Affairs Manager Dan Kouchi. On the right is Kauai Divsion Vice President Teresita Tagudin, Oahu Division Vice President Patrica “Pat” Hoopii, Hawaii Division Vice President Sheralyn Kalua, and Maui Division Vice President Jay Vanzandt. Apart from our Government Affairs Manager, these members make up the body of our State PAC and lead PACs in their Division to make endorsements in county races.

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