Endorsements

“Maui needs Roz to continue fighting for us in the State Senate.
She gets the job done.”

The following proudly endorse Roz Baker’s candidacy for re-election to the State Senate, District 6:

  • Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee (COMPAC)
  • EMILY’s List   “Roz Baker is a strong advocate for education and a dynamic leader who has spent over two decades in the legislature fighting hard for equality, women’s reproductive rights, and healthcare for all. Since Roz began her career in public service, she has passionately championed the rights of women and the underserved and provided a compelling voice for the concerns of her home island of Maui, and EMILY’s List is excited to support her strong campaign.”
  • General Contractors Association of Hawai`i
  • Hawai`i Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO   “We would like to thank Roz for her desire and willingness to serve the public through elected office. We understand the level of commitment and hard work it takes to serve in such a capacity and applaud you for your effort. The HBCTC Legislative Committee with the approval of HBCTC Executive Board has voted unanimously to endorse your candidacy.”
  • Hawai`i Carpenters Union
  • Hawai`i Fire Fighters Association   “Roz has been a tremendous advocate for first responders on public safety issues. Her dedication and commitment to public service on behalf of her community and the State is greatly appreciated. We ask you to join the Hawaii Fire Fighters Association in supporting Roz for re-election.”
  • Hawai`i Government Employees Association (HGEA)
  • Hawai`i Laborers’ Union Local 368
  • Hawai`i Realtors PAC   “Maui Realtors support Roz because she has repeatedly supported us in the State Legislature.
  • Hawai`i State AFL-CIO   “This is a critical election year. We believe that it is especially crucial to support candidates who believe that all workers deserve a healthy and safe workplace and that hard-won benefits are protected.”
  • Hawai`i State Democratic Women’s Caucus
  • Hawai`i State Teachers Association (HSTA)   “The HSTA Board of Directors is recommending Roz’s candidacy to its members in the 2014 elections. Our teachers are hopeful that you will continue to be our Senator and be a strong voice for teachers, students and public education.”
  • Hawai`i Teamsters and Allied Workers, Local 996
  • ILWU Local 142   “We look forward to continuing to work with Roz when she’s re-elected to improve 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.”
  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local Union 625
  • Maui County Paramedics Association   “In an environment of limited resources, Maui EMS has to compete with the entire State for expanding EMS services. Roz has been a tireless champion in the legislature where those hard decisions are made, ensuring the needs of Maui County are met.”
  • Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Operating Engineers, Local 3   “We thank Roz for all the support she’s given the construction industry and all the construction and development projects that benefit our members. We look forward to working with her for the benefit of the people in the State of Hawaii.”
  • Pacific Resource Partnership   “Roz has been open to learning about issues that affect our industry – like safety – to protect construction workers and the public. She listens to all sides and makes decisions based on the best available information. We trust her to handle the tough issues. She has our support.
  • Patsy T. Mink PAC   “The Patsy T. Mink PAC is committed to helping progressive, pro-choice Democratic women candidates who will fight for and protect a women’s right to choose. Roz’s commitment and responses to our questionnaire have assured us of her strong position on choice. We look forward to her leadership on this and other issues that are critical to women and their families.”
  • Planned Parenthood of Hawai`i Action Network   This endorsement acknowledges your commitment to protecting access to health care for women, men and young people and your belief that personal decisions regarding pregnancy are best left up to a woman and her doctor, not politicians.
  • Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Hawaii Chapter   Our endorsement was based on a variety of factors including Roz’s leadership on the same-sex marriage issue, her position on social justice and human rights issues, and her relationship with our organization.
  • Publisher, The Maui News  “West Maui is fortunate to have an effective legislative team in state Sen. Roz Baker and state Rep. Angus McKelvey. Baker’s 6th Senate District also encompasses South Maui so it benefits from her stature in the Legislature as well.”
  • United Public Workers (UPW)   “We are happy to announce that Roz has been selected for endorsement by the State Political Action Committee of the United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646. UPW will work diligently to encourage our members to cast their vote for you. We wish you the very best in the upcoming elections.”