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UHPA Endorses House Candidates

The Legislative Action Committee interviewed four candidates for the State House of Representatives.  Three are first time candidates and one is a second time candidate.  The LAC recommended with the Executive Committee approval that UHPA endorse all four candidates. Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Darius Kila, House District 44 Rachele Lamosao, House District 36 Jenna […]

New Legislative Protocols

The State Legislature has instituted new protocols for the 2021 Legislative Session.  Starting with their offices are officially closed to the public.  All meetings, hearings, floor sessions will be conducted virtually. All House and Senate Hearings can be easily located on our webpage, UHPA At The Legislature,  Hearings on Demand.  These hearings are broadcast via […]

UHPA Endorses Kai Kahele for Congressional District II

UHPA felt it was important to weigh in on this year’s Congressional District 2 Race for the upcoming general election because of the many needs in our community resulting from the pandemic that require ongoing federal support in Hawai‘i. After interviewing Senator Kai Kahele, we believe that he possesses the background and understanding of our […]

UHPA Endorses Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

  UHPA Endorses Rick Blangiardi for Honolulu Mayor After carefully evaluating the needs of the University of Hawai‘i faculty and the vision of the two Honolulu mayoral candidates, the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA) has decided to endorse Rick Blangiardi for mayor. The decision was based on the recommendation of UHPA’s political endorsement committee, […]

UHPA Endorses Rep. Richard Onishi, House District 3

UHPA continues to endorse Representative Richard Onishi.  Rep. Onishi continues to brings a vast array of knowledge regarding retaining and recruiting faculty, the importance of research funding and an understanding of the economic challenges that face our islands.  We appreciate the opportunity to work with Rep. Onishi.

UHPA Endorses Rep. Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48

UHPA is pleased to continue to endorse Rep. Kitagawa  She remains up-to-date on Labor issues that are before the Hawai‘i Labor Relations Board.  She understands the struggles of protecting Chapter 89 and demonstrates understanding of the issues pertaining to the University of Hawai‘i system confronting the UH faculty we represent.  Rep. Kitagawa’s background continues to […]

UHPA Endorses Rep. Aaron Johanson, House District 31

Rep. Johanson is the Chair of Labor and Public Employment.  UHPA has found a strong advocate in Rep. Johanson.  He not only understands the issues but seeks to work with us in finding solutions.  The work he has advanced on behalf of the faculty demonstrates his understanding of the issues pertaining to the University of […]

UHPA Endorses Rep. Sylvia Luke, House District 25

Representative Luke is the Chair of the House Finance Committee.  UHPA has been fortunate to have a strong working relationship with Rep. Luke.  Her commitment to ensure the resources needed for faculty to further their work throughout all the campuses is of benefit to all.  Rep. Luke brings a vast array of knowledge and understanding […]

UHPA Endorses Speaker of the House Scott Saiki, House District 26

Speaker of the House Saiki has been busy keeping UHPA informed on the issues before the House over the past two years.  He has continued to engage UHPA in conversations to provide input on important issues that impact faculty.  The work on behalf of the faculty demonstrates his understanding of the issues pertaining to the […]