Hawai‘i Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses the Following Candidates for the 2018 General Election

We Proudly supports the following candidates & thank them for their commitment to serve our community, our state and the many working men and women of the construction trade unions we represent! Mahalo.

David Ige (D)

LT. Governor
Josh Green (D)

U.S. Senator
Mazie Hirono (D)

U.S. House of Rep I
Ed Case (D)

U.S. House of Rep II
Tulsi Gabbard (D)

State Senate
Kaiali‘i Kahele (D) District 1
Dru Kanuha (D) District 3
Roz Baker (D) District 6
Sharon Moriwaki (D) District 12
Clarence Nishihara (D) District 17
Michelle Kidani (D) District 18
Maile Shimabukuro (D) District 21

State House of Representatives
Richard Onishi (D) District 3
Lynn DeCoite (D) District 13
Mark Jun Hashem (D) District 18
Calvin Say (D) District 20
Tom Brower (D) District 22
Takashi Ohno (D) District 27
Ryan Yamane (D) District 37
Rose Martinez (D) District 40
Rida Cabanilla Arakawa (D) District 41
Amy Perruso (D) District 46
Chris Lee (D) District 51
OHA Trustee
Carmen Hulu Lindsey Maui
Kalei Akaka Oahu
William Aila At-Large
Rowena Noelani Akana At-Large
John Waihee At-Large

Honolulu Council Members
Trevor Ozawa District IV

County Of Maui
Mike Victorino Maui Mayor

Maui Council Members
Claire Carroll East Maui
Alice Lee Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu
Alan Arakawa Kahului
Mike Molina Makawao-Haiku-Paia
Yuki Lei Kashiwa Sugimura Upcountry
Riki Hokama Lanai
Stacy Helm Crivello Molokai
Rick Nava West Maui
Zandra Amaral Crouse South Maui

County Of Kauai
Derek Kawakami Kauai Mayor

Kauai Council Member
Mason Chock
Arthur Brun
Ross Kagawa
Arryl Kaneshiro
Luke Evslin
Kipukai Kualii
Milo Spindt
*Shall there be a convention to propose a revision of or amendments to the Constitution?
*Shall the legislature be authorized to establish, as provided by law, a surcharge on investment real property to be used to support public education?
*Shall the Revised Charter of the City and County of Honolulu 1973 (2017 Edition) relating to the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (the “Board”) be amended:
1. To increase the number of Board members from ten to a maximum of fifteen;
2. To provide that the President of the Hawaii State Senate and the Speaker of the Hawaii State House of Representatives may each appoint up to two non-voting members, for terms to be determined by the appointing authority;
3. To provide that the City Council may appoint one additional voting member;
4. To specify that six members shall constitute a quorum; and
5. To specify that the affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members of the Board shall be necessary to take any action, and such action shall be made at a meeting open to the public?
1. HAWAI’I: Public Notice and Voting Requirements for the Salary Commission *Shall Article XIII of the County Charter be amended to require the Salary Commission to publish notifi cation in two daily newspapers in the County, hold at least one public hearing, and provide a detailed report of its findings and conclusions for public inspection, all at least thirty (30) days prior to adopting any increase or decrease of a County elected offi cial or appointed offi cer’s salary, and to further require that the Salary Commission approve by a two-thirds vote of its entire membership any salary increase or decrease greater than ten percent?
2. HAWAI’I: Fiscal Impact Statements for Amendments to the Hawai’i County Charter *Shall Article XV of the County Charter be amended to require that any proposed amendment to the County Charter be accompanied by a Fiscal Impact Statement that describes the immediate and potential future effects that proposed amendment would have on County revenues, expenditures, taxes, and fiscal liabilities, and that the Fiscal Impact Statements be provided to voters no less than sixty (60) calendar days prior to the election where the proposed change is to be voted on by posting on the County website and by being made available for inclusion in any voter information pamphlet on County ballot propositions?
*Shall Section 13-6 of the Charter be amended, effective January 2, 2019, to require that claims be fi led with the Corporation Counsel instead of the County Clerk?
MAUI: Open Space Fund
*Shall the Charter be amended, effective January 2, 2019, to expand the uses of the Open Space, Natural Resources, Cultural Resources, and Scenic Views Preservation Fund to authorize the fund to be used to perform safety and security improvements on lands acquired through the fund?
KAUAI COUNTY CHARTER: Relating to the Public Defender
*Shall the charter be amended by repealing Article IX, Public Defender, as this function is already provided by the State?
KAUAI: Relating to the Electric Power Authority
*Shall the charter be amended by repealing Article XXX, which empowers the Council to create an electric power authority by ordinance?
KAUAI: Relating to the Zoning Board of Appeal
*Shall Article XIV, Planning Department, Sections 14.01, 14.03, 14.12, 14.13, and 14.14 be amended by removing all references to the zoning board of appeal?
KAUAI: Relating to the Public Access, Open Space, Natural Resources
Preservation Fund. *Shall Article XIX, Financial Procedures, Section 19.15(C) be amended to permit the Public Access, Open Space, Natural Resources Preservation Fund to include improvements?
KAUAI: Relating to the Salary Commission
*Shall Article XXIX, Salary Commission, Sections 29.01 and 29.03 be amended to give the salary commission authority to establish the maximum salaries of all elected and appointed officials, and to add the director of human resources and the director of finance as ex-officio, non-voting members of the commission?
KAUAI: Relating to term limits for the office of Councilmember
*Shall the term limit of office for Councilmembers be removed?

Paid For By: The Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO without the consent or knowledge of any candidate..."Building A Better Tomorrow"

HBCTC Affiliates support Governor David Ige (photo by Leyton Torda)

Puuhale Elementary School (shown) and Makaha Elementary School receives donation from HBCTC for school supplies (photo by Leyton Torda)

Aloha and Welcome!

The Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council (HBCTC) was first chartered on October 1, 1958 and has served Hawaii for over 60 years.

Its’ membership is comprised of Hawaii’s various Construction Trade Unions. At the very core of its existence lies the primary mission and commitment to providing Hawaii’s working men and women with hope for a better tomorrow.

Pupukahi i holomua…Unite to move forward!

HBCTC remains actively involved in shaping the landscape of Hawaii economically, politically and socially in an effort to “Build A Better Tomorrow” for its members and for the community at large.

Through its participation politically on a local, state and federal level, HBCTC strives to support government policy that helps strengthen the construction industry and provide a fair and equitable wage for the many hard working men and women of the trades.

HBCTC lends its support to developers and land owners in an effort to promote smart growth techniques and practices that support growth while being sensitive towards the need to manage and maintain our valuable natural resources.

HBCTC through its members Apprenticeship and Workforce Development programs ensures that there are sufficient levels of highly trained and skilled tradesmen to accommodate the ebbs and flows of the construction industry in Hawaii.

HBCTC is very proud of the work that it has done over the years and the role it has played in making Hawaii the special place that it is. We thank those that have supported our efforts through the years and look forward to what lay ahead with much optimism and enthusiasm.