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Caldwell collects first major endorsement of mayoral race

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / SEPT. 2015

    Mayor Kirk Caldwell held a press conference on Sept. 15. Caldwell’s reelection bid received the endorsement of the Hawaii Construction Alliance today.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s reelection bid received the endorsement of the Hawaii Construction Alliance today.

It’s the first major endorsement in the fledgling 2016 mayor’s race that’s only three months away.

The alliance consists of construction-related union organizations representing a combined 15,000 workers. The organizations include the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters, the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Union Local 630, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1; the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 368; and the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3.

Caldwell is the only major candidate to have announced and filed nomination papers for the election so far. Former Mayor Peter Carlisle and City Council Chairman Ernie Martin are considering challenges and appear to be making moves toward running. Former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona had also been considering a bid but told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Wednesday that he is now inclined to not run.

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