We endorse, support Roz
We proudly endorse Roz Baker’s candidacy for re-election to the State Senate, District 6:
“On behalf of the trustees of BUILD-PAC Hawaii, I am pleased to inform you that the committee has unanimously voted to endorse you in your campaign for the Hawaii State Senate. We appreciate your continued strong support for the building industry and housing and for the people of Hawaii.”
General Contractors Association of Hawaii (GCA)
“In representing Hawaii’s construction industry, GCA supports a number of initiatives related to the improvement of our state and nation. GCA believes that Roz Baker understands the broader issues challenging our state and the issues specific to the construction industry.”
Hawaii Association of Public Accountants – PAC
"The Hawaii Association of Public Accountants – PAC is pleased to endorse Roz Baker for her re-election campaign to the Hawaii State Senate, District 6. Our endorsement is based upon her support of local jobs for local people; support of small Hawaii businesses, including fair and equitable tax treatment of local businesses; and protection of Hawaii's consumers."
Hawaii Dental Hygienists' Association
“The Hawaii Dental Hygienists’ Association supports Senator Roz Baker for re-election because she supports improving the Oral Heath of Hawaii’s people and increasing access to quality dental care.”
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463, IAFF, AFL-CIO
“Roz Baker is a great friend and supporter of Hawaii's fire fighters. As one of the leading proponents of the Fire Fighter Cancer Presumptive Task Force established in 2016, she fought hard to ensure that in 2018, a bill was passed and on Governor Ige’s desk that improved fire fighters’ access to comprehensive medical benefits upon diagnosis from cancer presumed to arise from the profession. Senator Baker is tough as nails and is willing to make difficult decisions for the great good of our community!”
Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters
“Roz Baker demonstrates an unwavering support of issues that are important to our membership, their families, and the construction industry as a whole. We look forward to a productive relationship with her in the years ahead as we work together to build a better Hawaii.”
Hawaii State AFL-CIO
“We endorse Roz Baker for Senator District 6, because of her support of working families. We believe that it is especially crucial to support candidates who believe that all workers deserve a living wage, a safe and healthy workplace that hard-won benefits are protected.”
Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA)
“After research, membership input, interviews, and committee discussions about the candidates who applied for HSTA’s recommendation, Roz Baker was among those endorsed by the HSTA Board of Directors for the General Election. We believe she will be a strong advocate for teachers, students, and public education.”
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 1186
“On behalf of the Political Action Committee of the IBEW, Local Union 1186, it is with great pleasure that we announce our strong endorsement of Roz Baker’s candidacy for Senator District 6. We are confident that her support for labor and the concerns of working families in Hawaii will guide her in her continuing service on the Senate.”
International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 142
“The statewide ILWU Local 142 Political Action Committee, upon recommendation and concurrence of our Maui Division, has endorsed Roz Baker’s candidacy for re-election in Senate District 6. We look forward to working with her to improve the benefits and protections for Hawaii’s workers and their families, to grow our economy, to improve our communities and to defend the rights of all of the people of our State.”
Operating Engineers Local 3
"Operating Engineers Local 3 endorse Roz Baker for State Senate. OE3 is the largest construction trades local in the U.S., representing over 35,000 members across our four-state jurisdiction of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.
Patsy T. Mink PAC
"Senator Baker has been an indefatigable champion for women's health and women's rights. The Patsy T Mink PAC is proud to stand for Senator Baker just as she has stood for women in Hawai‛i for more than two decades."
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii
"We are thrilled to announce that Roz Baker has received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest & Hawaii for the 2018 election cycle. She has been a strong supporter of women's health and equality and we know she will continue to be a dedicated advocate for our organization."
“Because of Roz’s efforts, emergency response throughout Maui County is fast, professional and at the highest standards of competency.”
- Maui County Paramedics Association
“Roz has done so much to preserve Maui’s unique natural resources ... to protect our reefs, land and sea ... and perpetuate native culture. Like us, she has a vision of preservation and service.”
- Kahu Alalani Hill & Kimokeo Kapahulehua, cultural advisors
“We need someone who knows the ropes when it comes to our economy. Roz’s experience and support has helped keep local agriculture alive and small businesses growing across Maui.”
- Kimo Falconer, President, MauiGrown Coffee, Inc.
“Roz looks out for all of us in West and South Maui. She’s kind … she volunteers … and she’s big on women’s issues which is very important to me.”
- P. Denise La Costa, Realtor/PB, La Costa Realty Hawai‘i, LLC &
Member of West Maui Task Force, Women Helping Women
“I’ve always regarded Sen. Baker as a leader and pioneer. She is continually finding ways to improve our healthcare system … sustain local businesses … and raise the quality of life for everyone.”
- Tyson Miyake, COO, Miyake Concrete
“Thank you Senator Baker for your stewardship on behalf of nurses, primary care providers and healthcare education. Your vision for SB2298 and a preceptor tax credit is such a gift to our efforts to close the healthcare provider gap."
- Laura Reichhardt, Executive Director, Center for Nursing
"West Maui has a good team in the Legislature with Sen. Roz Baker (Senate District 6, West and South Maui) and Rep. Angus McKelvey (House District 10, West Maui, Maalaea, north Kihei). They not only work well collaboratively, but they also do an excellent job keeping their constituents informed about what is happening in the Legislature... Sen. Baker, of course, also represents South Maui... Her long push for a high school for South Maui may be finally coming to fruition. It will be a fitting testament to a lot of persistent, hard work."
- Publisher, The Maui News