Kawakami Receives Unprecedented 24 Endorsements in Race for Mayor

LIHUE, HAWAII, July 7, 2018 (updated July 27, 2018) – Derek Kawakami’s candidacy for Mayor of Kauai has seen an unprecedented endorsement by union labor and membership organizations.  Beginning with the endorsement of the United Public Workers (UPW) in October 2017, Derek Kawakami has steadily added endorsements as the campaign progressed in 2018.  

The Hawai’i Government Employees Association (HGEA) endorsed Kawakami in April 2018, stating: “We at HGEA are proud to put our organization’s name behind you and endorse you for Mayor of Kauai for the 2018 primary election.”   

With news of the latest endorsement Kawakami reflected, “On behalf of my family and our campaign team, I am honored and blessed to have such overwhelming support from organizations that represent working men and women in our community. We want to thank their vision and leadership that embraces our motto of honoring our past and building our future.”

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Support Derek in Upcoming Political Forums

Please join Derek or tune in to the following political forums:

Kauai Chamber of Commerce Political Forum
Tuesday, July 10 
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

PBS Kauai Mayor Candidate Forum
Thursday, July 19
9 p.m.-10 p.m.
TV channel 11 or live stream at pbshawaii.org or Facebook Live (@pbshawaii)

Viewers are invited to email, Tweet, or call in their questions/comments to the candidates.
Email: insights@pbshawaii.org
Tweet: @pbshawaii #PBSInsights
Call in: 800-238-4847

Anahola Political Forum
Tuesday, July 31
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Anahola Clubhouse

 

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Join Us: Chillin’ on the Westside with Derek

Come, one and all, to our family fun day on the Westside on Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hanapepe Hongwanji. We’ll have chili and hot dogs, pupus, sweets, a water slide, petting zoo, and an activity tent for keiki. We hope to see you there!

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Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening

Please join us at the Grand Opening of the Kawakami for Mayor Campaign Headquarters on Aloha Friday, June 1 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the alley on Rice Street (next to Lee’s Furniture).

Wear your Kawakami for Mayor t-shirt and bring your ohana to enjoy ono food and good fun.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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HGEA Endorsement

(This image is taken from HGEA’s recent email newsletter.)

 

Mahalo to the Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA) for endorsing Derek Kawakami for Kauai Mayor! Derek is honored to have the confidence and support of HGEA and its members. 

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Kawakami Files Papers for Mayor

LIHUE, HAWAII, May 3, 2018 – Councilmember Derek S.K. Kawakami filed to enter the race for Kauai Mayor today at the Office of the County Clerk in Lihue. Kawakami was accompanied by his wife Monica, family and numerous supporters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mahalo for Voting in ‘The Garden Island’ Poll!

In mid-February, The Garden Island newspaper’s online poll asked, “It’s early, but who do you believe will be Kauai’s next mayor?” The results were tremendous in support of Derek Kawakami. We are truly humbled & grateful. Mahalo nui loa for your overwhelming support!

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1 day ago

Jamelyn Kuwamura

I no this shutdown states only essential workers but why is there non essential workers still working people doing construction jobs in Kekaha ,yard service and etc. U need to go on the news or live to tell everyone who can and can not work it’s not fair for everyone else getting cut of from there jobs and there’s still people out there working that’s not even essential workers ...

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Heather Singleton

Some leaders rise to the occasion. Mayor Derek Kawakami. Our Ohana couldn't be more thankful to you for your stringent efforts to protect our island!!! ...

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Gigi Quinn

I have a question about curfew. I work 10 or 11 pm to 7 am. The buses will be stopping early. I don’t drive. Can my boyfriend drop me off at KEO homeless shelter on those nights and then come straight home? Or will he get in trouble for breaking curfew? He or a cab are my only ways to get there and this is an essential service as it keeps up to 19 people inside. I need advice ...

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Elizabeth Andrews

Please get an interpreter is certified in ASL. This man is a true Hawaiian, he’s calling to you to view his request. Please take the time to get an interpreter to interpret his wishes. ke Akua e hoopomaikai ia oe ...

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Please kokua Hawaii island. Mahalo. ...

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