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UHPA Early Endorses House Incumbents

UHPA has early endorsed the following House incumbents in the 2024 Elections   Scott Saiki, House District 25 Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Della Au Belatti, House District 26 Amy Perruso, House District 46 Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48 Scot Matayoshi, House District 49   The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) chose to endorse six House incumbents for the 2024 elections.  The LAC felt that the continuous, ongoing support and dedication for the University by these legislators warranted early review and consideration for [...]

2024-02-06T16:28:23-10:00January 12, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

UHPA Early Endorses Scott Saiki for Re-election to the House of Representatives

This is an election year and in Hawaii that means things will start heating up politically. We will begin to see the usual commercials of candidates promoting themselves and others criticizing their opponents. We can also expect elected officials to be reluctant about making decisions that may offend their constituents and risk their election. It’s also a time when there is heightened scrutiny over who gets endorsed by whom as many closely follow the money trail of special interests. Not Immune from [...]

2024-01-03T16:49:49-10:00January 3, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

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 Takenouchi, House District 27 The LAC was impressed with these candidates and their understanding of both academic concerns of faculty as well as the economic concerns of [...]

UHPA Endorses Green for Governor and Luke for Lt. Governor

University of Hawaii Professional Assembly Faculty Members Adopt a New Approach to Endorsements for Governor and Lieutenant Governor The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), the union that represents about 3,200 faculty at all 10 University of Hawai‘i campuses statewide, is approaching its endorsements for governor and lieutenant governor differently this year. The union today announced it is endorsing Joshua Green for governor and Sylvia Luke for lieutenant governor. “The role of the lieutenant governor has significantly evolved thanks in large part [...]

2022-03-16T17:38:30-10:00March 16, 2022|Evening Newsflash, Governor, Newsletter, Political|

UHPA Endorses David Tarnas, House District 7

With your support UHPA believes David Tarnas will be the next representative for House District 7.  He is a former UH Sea Grant Extension Agent for West Hawai‘i.  He currently serves as an environmental planner on projects for harbors, farms, fishponds and forest plantations.  He is knowledgable in the areas of scientific research facilities and renewable energy projects.  He has served the community in various positions from AYSO to Waimea Community Theater.  David's vast experiences and knowledge will be a valuable support [...]

UHPA Endorses Dale Kobayashi, House District 23

UHPA is pleased to endorse Dale Kobayashi for House District 23.  In the 2016 election cycle Dale came within 71 votes of ousting the incumbent, this cycle the incumbent chose not to even run for re-election.  The seat is now vacant and there are five candidates vying to represent House District 23.  UHPA PEC had an opportunity to speak with each of the candidates through different venues.  We were able to narrow the final interview process down to the top two and [...]

2018-06-20T12:16:06-10:00June 20, 2018|Endorsement Content, State House|

UHPA Endorses Jarrett Keohokalole, Senate District 24

UHPA believes Jarrett will be a strong Senator for UHPA, advocating on behalf of faculty.  Jarrett has demonstrated his knowledge of our issues as a member of the House of Representatives, representing House District 48.  Jarrett is a graduate of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law and focused his work on invasive species policy for DLNR.  He fully understands the need for grants to further the important work that UH provides Hawai‘i as well as obtaining and retaining the best [...]