(Honolulu, HI) – The United Public Workers Local 646 has endorsed Governor David Ige for a second term. The announcement was made on Thursday, June 7 at the UPW headquarters, and organized by UPW State Director, Dayton M. Nakanelua. UPW Local 646 is the Hawai‘i chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and a member of the Hawaii AFL-CIO.
Governor Ige attended the UPW announcement and said, “I am so appreciative and honored by the UPW leaders and their nearly 14,000 working-class men and women statewide. Hawaiiʻs public workers are the backbone of our State and local government operations. We count on their crucial services – working in public buildings, schools, universities, hospitals, parks, grounds, and other State and county facilities and services. These are the everyday people who are dedicated to their jobs and care about the future of our state. I am very grateful for their support and their tireless work for the people of Hawai‘i.”
Governor Ige has a long list of accomplishments, including projects in the public sector. Governor continues to promote a diversified economy that has resulted in present and future job creation, and an innovative and thriving economy. Under his leadership,Moodyʻs Analytics named Hawai‘i one of only 16 states nationwide with enough cash reservestoweathertheʻstresstestʻofanothereconomicrecession. HehasmaintainedHawai‘iʻs global position as a leader in tourism with visitors contributing $16.8 billion to the local economy and supporting an all time high of 204,000 jobs.
For more information, visit www.davidige.org. The David Ige for Governor Headquarters is located at 1803 N. King St, in Honolulu.
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