As the end of our campaign draws to a close, please remember that your decision today could be one the most important you will ever make this year in ensuring that Hawaii government is given back to its people. As Les Chang and I traveled from island to island, we have taken your voices and concerns to heart and promise that we will not disappoint you. We kindly ask for your continued trust and confidence so that we may be able to carry out your political will.
To our loyal supporters and dedicated volunteers who have poured their heart and soul into the Hannemann-Chang campaign, mahalo for knocking on doors, walking along steep roadways come rain or shine, pounding our signs to the ground through tough soil, and delivering our message of hope to the people of our great state — we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
To our newfound friends who are now true believers of our sincere desire to strategically position Hawaii in tackling your concerns over sky high electricity rates, our troubled state-run hospital system, economic woes in Hawaii, a challenged education system and are looking for new ideas like bringing back the inter- island ferry, we truly appreciate your support. We ask for your trust and vote in us that we may be able to better this state through our strategic plan that encompasses these and many other issues outlined in our Common Ground, For the Common Good.
This is the last day that you can have your voice heard in the 2014 general election. My running mate Les, Sharon, Gail and I would be honored if you blacked in the box that precedes our names, Hannemann and Chang, as you cast your vote today.
This year you have a real choice. While Mufi’s opponents have launched negative attacks against each other he has maintained a positive message. While the other candidates dance around the issues and speak in generalities, Hannemann and Chang have published a solid platform for solutions to the real issues. When he faced his opponents in forums and debates his actual executive experience and informed responses established Hannemann as the clear winner. His experience, ideas and demeanor have earned Mufi a multitude of meaningful endorsements. Now it’s up to you!
This is the year that we can have real change in state government and return the focus to helping the people, NOT the political parties and power brokers. We can elect the most qualified and independent leader who will make Hawaii a better place for all of us.
EXERCISE YOUR POWER TO VOTE…VOTE FOR REAL CHANGE…
AND VOTE FOR HANNEMANN & CHANG!
Jim Williams, one of the first appointees of Governor Abercrombie to the Board of Education, gives an honest assessment of the three major candidates for governor. He concludes by endorsing Mufi Hannemann as the only one who has presented a sound plan for education in Hawaii.
READ HANNEMANN/CHANG POSITION PAPER ON EDUCATION HERE
NOVEMBER 3rd HANNEMANN/CHANG EXPRESS SCHEDULE
Meet up with Mufi and Les as they visit your neighborhood on the Hannemann/Chang Express Trolley. Here’s their schedule on Monday, November 3.
8:20 a.m. K-Mart parking lot, Ice Palace parking lot,
1561 Salt Lake Boulevard
8:50 a.m. Pearl Kai Shopping Center, Anna Millers,
McDonalds, Kamehameha Hwy.
9:10 a.m. Waimalu Shopping Center,
98-1277 Kamehameha Highway
9:30 a.m. Longs, Foodland, Don Quioxte parking lot,
944-144 Kamehameha Highway
10:00 a.m. Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Longs, Babies R Us,
1131 Kuala St,
10:20 a.m. Pearl Highlands Shopping Center,
1000 Kamehameha Highway
10:40 a.m. Home Depot, 1021 Kamehameha Highway
11:00 a.m. Costco Waipio, 94-1231 Ka Uka Boulevard
11:20 a.m. Tanioka’s Seafood,
94-903 Farrington Highway
11:40 a.m. Waipahu Sugar Mill, Waipahu Depot Road
12:00 p.m. Leeward Drive-Inn, Max’s of Manila,
94-209 Pupukahi Street
12:20 p.m. Longs, Seafood City, 94-050 Farrington Hwy
12:40 p.m. Royal Kunia Shopping Center,
94-673 Kupuohi Street
1:10 p.m. McDonalds Ewa Beach Shopping Center,
91-919 Fort Weaver Road
1:40 p.m. Costco Kapolei, 4589 Kapolei Parkway
2:00 p.m. Nanakuli Community enter Piliokahi Avenue
2:10 p.m. Nanakuli Community enter Nanakuli Avenue
2:20 p.m. Nanakuli Community exit Haleakala Avenue
2:30 p.m. McDonalds Nanakuli Lualualei Naval Road, 87-2088 Farrington Highway
2:40 p.m. Waianae Community, Hakimo Road
2:50 p.m. Ulehawa Beach Park, Nanakuli
3:00 p.m. Maili Community, Kaukama Road
3:10 p.m. Maipalaoa Beach Park, Maili
3:20 p.m. Saint Johns Road
3:30 p.m. Waianae Community-Maliona Street
3:40 p.m. Waianae Community-Kaukamana Street
3:50 p.m. Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, 86-260 Farrington Highway
4:00 p.m. Waianae Mall (Longs) Leihoku Street,
86-120 Farrington Highway
4:10 p.m. Pokai Bay, Plantation Road
4:20 p.m. Waianae Regional Park, 85-601 Farrington Hwy
4:30 p.m. Plantation Road
4:40 p.m. Waianae Regional Park, 85-601 Farrington Hwy
4:50 p.m. Waianae High School, 85-251 Farrington Hwy
5:00 p.m. Makaha Community, Makaha Valley Road
5:10 p.m. Makaha Community, Jade Street
5:20 p.m. Makaha Community-Water Street
5:30 p.m. Makaha Community-Makau Street, Lawaia Street
6:00 p.m. Hannemann Chang Headquarters,
1505 Dillingham Boulevard
Candidates for Governor face off in forum one week before election
See video coverage HERE
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With exactly one week left until the general election, the candidates for Governor faced off in yet another forum.
At the start of the event hosted by the Sales and Marketing Executives International, Republican Duke Aiona said, “I’ve kind of lost count, but I think we’re close to 20 in terms of forums and debates.”
The candidates chuckled at how many times they’ve squared off in the Governor’s race for the general election.
“You get to know our candidates very well” said Democrat David Ige. He added with a laugh, “It’s gotten almost to where I can respond for them.”
Independent Mufi Hannemann explained why he is a fan of forums, saying “Forums is where you get to see the candidates side by side. It’s not through slick ads or negative advertising.”
Aiona said, “There comes a point where it becomes a little over saturated.”
He says it should be about quality, not quantity and suggests topical forums like the SMEI event that focused on the economy. “Just go by topics and I think that would be much more informative and valuable to the public” added Aiona.
Ige actually regrets not holding a forum on Kauai. He said, “I’m not the most eloquent and I know that I might be at a disadvantage at these sessions but i still believe in access and public access and public having the right to see us regardless of what the setting is.”
After the forum, the audience voted that Hannemann won, Aiona came in second, and Ige finished last.
That’s exactly opposite of how they rank in most political polls.
The three will meet for their last forum on Thursday. Of course they agree that Tuesday’s election is the only poll that matters.