13 groups call for Baker's re-election
Thirteen labor, education, public safety and trade organizations have announced their endorsement of incumbent state Sen. Roz Baker for the state Senate District 6 (South and West Maui) seat.
The organizations backing Baker, a Democrat, are Hawaii State AFL-CIO; International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142; Hawaii Government Employees Association; United Public Workers; Hawai'i Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO; Hawai'i Carpenters Union; Hawai'i Laborers' Union Local 368; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local Union 625; Operating Engineers Local 3; the Hawai'i Teamsters and Allied Workers, Local 996; the Hawai'i Firefighters Association; the Hawai'i State Teachers Association; and the Realtors Hawai'i Political Action Committee.
"Sen. Baker is committed to improving the benefits and protections for Hawaii's working people and their families, to grow our economy, to improve our communities and to protect the rights of all the people of our state," said Donna Domingo, president of ILWU Local 142.
Candidate will talk to Toastmasters
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Ka'ala Buenconsejo, candidate for County Council's West Maui residency seat, will speak Thursday to the Toastmasters at Kapalua Club.
The meeting, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held at the Kapalua Village Center.
He is facing incumbent Elle Cochran and Patrick Nava. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 9 primary will move on to the Nov. 4 general election.
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