2022 Primary Election Endorsements

2022 Primary Election Endorsements

HGEA endorsed its slate of candidates for the 2022 Primary Election.

HGEA Island Division and State Political Action Committees, made up of members from all nine bargaining units, the Retirees Unit, and the managerial/excluded MCEC Unit, met to interview candidates seeking out support. Please consider these candidates as you cast your ballot in the August 13 Primary Election. Remember, this is an all-mail election — ballots will be mailed in mid-July, and you need to mail back your completed ballot right away to ensure your vote will be counted.

 

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Josh Green
Governor
               

Sylvia Luke
Lieutenant Governor



U.S. SENATE

 

Brian Schatz
Senate



U.S. CONGRESS 

 

Ed Case
Congressional District 1

Jill Tokuda
Congressional District 2



STATE SENATE

Hawaii:
Senate District 1 - Lorraine Inouye
Senate District 2 - Joy San Buenaventura
Senate District 3 - Dru Kanuha
Senate District 4 - Tim Richards

Maui:
Senate District 5 - Gil Keith-Agaran
Senate District 6 - No Action Taken*
Senate District 7 - Lynn DeCoite


Kauai:
Senate District 8 - Ron Kouchi


Oahu:
Senate District 9 - Stanley Chang
Senate District 10 - Les Ihara

Senate District 11 - Carol Fukunaga
Senate District 12 - Sharon Moriwaki
Senate District 13 - Karl Rhoads
Senate District 14 - Donna Mercado Kim
Senate District 15 - Glenn Wakai
Senate District 16 - Brandon Elefante
Senate District 17 - Donovan Dela Cruz 
Senate District 18 - Michelle Kidani
Senate District 19 - Henry Aquino
Senate District 20 - No Action Taken*
Senate District 21 - Mike Gabbard
Senate District 22 - Maile Shimabukuro
Senate District 23 - No Action Taken*

Senate District 24 - No Endorsement***
Senate District 25 - Chris Lee

 

STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Hawaii:
District 1 - Mark Nakashima
District 2 - Richard Onishi
District 3 - Chris Todd
District 4 - Greggor Ilagan
District 5 - Open**
District 6 - No Action Taken*
District 7 - Nicole Lowen           
District 8 - David Tarnas

Maui:
District 9 - Justin Woodson
District 10 - Troy Hashimoto
District 11 - No Action Taken*
District 12 - Kyle Yamashita
District 13 - Linda Clark
District 14 - No Action Taken*

Kauai:
District 15 - Nadine Nakamura
District 16 - Jimmy Tokioka
District 17 - Dee Morikawa

Oahu:
District 18 - No Action Taken*
District 19 - Mark Hashem
District 20 - Bert Kobayashi
District 21 - Jackson Sayama
District 22 - Open**
District 23 - Scott Nishimoto
District 24 - Adrian Tam
District 25 - Scott Saiki                                        
District 26 - Della Au Belatti
District 27 - Jenna Takenouchi
District 28 - Daniel Holt
District 29 - John Mizuno
District 30 - Sonny Ganaden
District 31 - Linda Ichiyama
District 32 - Micah Aiu
District 33 - No Action Taken*
District 34 - Open**
District 35 - Jolyn Prieto
District 36 - Rachele Lamosao
District 37 - Ryan Yamane
District 38 - No Action Taken*
District 39 - Open**
District 40 - Wayne Kaululaau
District 41 - Open**
District 42 - Makana Paris
District 43 - Stacelynn Eli
District 44 - Darius Kila
District 45 - Cedric Gates
District 46 - Open**
District 47 - Sean Quinlan
District 48 - Lisa Kitagawa
District 49 - Scot Matayoshi
District 50 - Open**
District 51 - Lisa Marten

 

MAUI COUNTY

MAYOR - Richard Bissen

COUNTY COUNCIL
East Maui - Claire Carroll
Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu - No Action Taken*
Kahului - Buddy Nobriga
Molokai - John Pele
Upcountry - Yuki Lei Sugimura
Lanai - Gabe Johnson
West Maui - No Action Taken*
South Maui - Tom Cook
Makawao-Haiku-Paia - Dave DeLeon

 

OAHU

HONOLULU CITY COUNCIL
District II - Matt Weyer
District IV - Tommy Waters
District VI - Tyler Dos Santos-Tam
District VIII - Ron Menor

 

KAUAI COUNTY

MAYOR - Derek Kawakami

COUNTY COUNCIL
Bernard Carvalho
Kipukai Kuali’i
Billy DeCosta
Addison Bulosan
Mel Rapozo
Luke Evslin

 

HAWAII

HAWAII COUNTY COUNCIL
District 1 - Heather Kimball 
District 2 - Matthias Kusch
District 3 - Susan “Sue” Lee Loy
District 4 - Ashley Kierkiewicz
District 5 - No Action Taken*
District 6 - No Action Taken*
District 7 - Rebecca Villegas
District 8 - Holeka Inaba
District 9 - No Action Taken*

 

 

* “No Action Taken” means candidates did not contact HGEA for endorsement consideration in a timely manner or at all.
** An “Open” endorsement means the union does not endorse a candidate.
*** "No Endorsement" means none of the candidates are suitable for support or endorsement.

For more information on how HGEA selects candidates to endorse, click here. Or to make a contribution to the PEOPLE program, click here.