Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) have endorsed incumbent Roz Baker for her candidacy in the 2018 General Election. Baker is seeking re-election to the 6th Senatorial District of South and West Maui.
According to HTSA president Corey Rosenlee, “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.”
“The endorsement of the Hawaii’s teachers in the General Election means a lot to me on a personal level,” said Baker. “I grew up in a household of teachers. My Dad was a coach and school administrator. My Mother was an Elementary school teacher who taught special needs students and I saw how dedicated she was and how much of a difference she made in her students. Although I graduated with a teaching certificate, I chose to work for teachers instead by supporting their efforts throughout my legislative career. I’m proud to be an advocate for our public schools and will continue to work hard to provide more resources for classroom teachers, better salaries and improved facilities.”
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is the exclusive representative of over 13,500 public school teachers statewide. As the state affiliate of the 3-million member National Education Association, HSTA represents and supports teachers in collective bargaining, as well as with legislative and professional development issues.