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On The Campaign Trail

June 28, 2014
The Maui News

SHOPO endorses Arakawa for re-election

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers has endorsed Mayor Alan Arakawa for re-election, according to an announcement.

"Mayor Arakawa has always been supportive of the needs of the Maui Police Department and understands that police officers need resources to protect our communities," said SHOPO President Tenari Ma'afala. "We welcome another four more years under his administration."

Arakawa has already received endorsements from a number of union organizations, including the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142; Hawaii Construction Alliance; the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; the Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1 and Local 630; the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 368; and the Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 3.

For more information, go to, visit campaign headquarters at 180 Wakea Ave. in Kahului or call 280-1299.


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Arakawa garners support in mayoral bid

The 2,000-member Ironworkers Stabilization Fund and Ironworkers Union Local 625 have endorsed Mayor Alan Arakawa for re-election, according to an announcement.

Union leaders credited Arakawa for his commitment to repair Maui's aging infrastructure; for his support of new facilities, such as the new Kihei Police Station, a new Kaunakakai Fire Station and 21 county facilities with photovoltaic systems; and for entering into a "win-win" agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install a wind turbine at the Central Maui Landfill to resolve pollution violations and to offset power costs.



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