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reflecting the challenges Chinese American is facing in the State of Hawaii
A Response to the "Dangerous Politics" memo from S.B. Woo dated April 11 2014 By Mei Mei Huff
http://district29.cssrc.us/ Senator Bob Huff (R) and his wife Mei Mei Huff (L)
While Mr. Woo talks about the Republicans in California living under absolute Democrat Party rule because the Democrats hold 2/3 of the seats in both the Assembly and Senate, that ratio has only been in existence since the 2012 election as a result of new districts drawn to reflect the last census. In fact, because some sitting Senators won elections to Congress in the November 2012 election, and another to LA City Council later, it was only in January of this year that their empty seats were filled, and the Senate Democrats truly had 2/3rd of the Senate votes in place.
But under supermajority rule, unless you are among the groups that receive preferential treatment, you are what Mr. Woo describes as "non-persons." What did the Democrats do with their 2/3 supermajority in January? They passed SCA-5. And under SCA5, Asians are non-persons. Under supermajority rule, Democrats can pass constitutional amendments like SCA-5, they can raise taxes, confirm or deny the Governor’s appointments and override the Governor's vetoes.
All Republican bills were not “dead on arrival” as postulated by Mr. Woo, but the meager numbers did force Republican legislators to be smarter, re-evaluate themselves and to build alliances.
How can a Party lose that badly, he asked? It was one vote at a time, one district at a time, and it was a 40-year slide. But to say that “None of them (Republicans) can be too politically astute", is not only demeaning, but misses the bigger picture of representative government. California is unlike any other state in the nation. Each Senator represents a district with 931,000 people, give or take a percentage either way. To put that in perspective, each Senate District in California contains more people than the state of Delaware. All 12 Republican senators made their case to, were elected by, and have the confidence of the majority of voters in their respective districts. This is a cumulative representation by Republicans of 12 million people—larger than most states, but still a superminority in California.
Mr. Woo’s comment that Republicans were inspired by the effectiveness of the Chinese- American community in opposing SCA5 misses the point. The question should be, where was the Asian opposition the previous two times Senator Hernandez introduced the same racial preference language over the past five years? Republicans were there voting consistently against the ill-conceived measures, while the Democrats, including Asian Democrats, voted for them. SCA5 was not a creation of the Republican Party and it was also not the Republican Party that taught Senator Ted Lieu or Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi a lesson. So I fail to see how the Republican Party is to blame for diving a wedge between the Latinos/Blacks and Asians. Republican opposition to SCA5 has been consistent through the years, reflecting principled lawmakers voting for their core beliefs of personal responsibility and limited government. The dinner table has been set by the Democrats the same way, three different times in the past five years. This time Asians woke up and realized they were the main course.
Not only was there never an effort to create or drive a wedge issue, there is not one now, and my husband and I find that offensive. The 29th Senate District that my husband represents is comprised of 27% Asian residents, or 254,000 in round numbers. He works hard to represent all of his constituents.
Even though my husband is the Senate Republican Leader, he is not the type of person looking around for wedge issues. He looks at issues in his community as well as the state, and tries to address those issues in a way that makes sense. When Chinese after-school programs were being shut down by the Democrat-controlled state government as illegal childcare, Senator Huff fought the battle for about five years, but finally got legislation passed that made these after-school programs legal.
When school “District of Choice” legislation was about to sunset, my husband carried successful legislation to extend the program because it gave parents more control over which schools they could enroll their children, to get a better education. Senator Hernandez (author of SCA5) fought and voted against this program because it was perceived that most students who wanted to leave a school in his district were Asian, and when Asian students left the districts they lived in for districts they preferred, they left their home school districts with lower school scores. This is likely why Senator Hernandez wrote SCA-5 to apply to all public education, and not just Colleges and Universities.
As for SJR-23 related to the state apologizing for historic discrimination against the Chinese, and calling on Congress to do the same, the timing is coincidental with nothing to do with SCA-5. My husband had been working last fall with some Chinese who had concerns that our Federal and state governments expressed regrets about this historic discrimination against Chinese, but they haven't apologized as they have for other minorities. The bi-partisan, multi-racial LA County Board of Supervisors led the way by signing a letter asking the Federal Government for an apology.
So, in January, some time before the January 30th floor vote on SCA5, Senator Huff asked Senator Leland Yee to jointly author SJR23, to show bi-partisan and bi-racial support from the state legislature seeking an apology. SJR23’s introduction was delayed for a bit because Senator Huff wanted the furor over Senator Yee’s subsequent vote for SCA-5 to die down. Senator Yee was then arrested in an FBI undercover operation, so Senator Yee’s name was stricken from the bill.
Let’s not get too wrapped up in the thought of political gamesmanship, as the author is implying. Let me restate that there are no political games being played here. SCA-5 was bad for our community and bad for the state, and SJR-23 is good for the state to understand and express apology for past behavior. Ironically, in perspective, SCA-5 is just a 21st century version of previous and historic discriminations against the Asian community.
Let's not forget that when the vote for SCA5 ran over the Republicans in the Senate, then into the block wall of Chinese/Asian grassroots opposition, that the Speaker of the Assembly sent it back to the Senate without a vote. It was then that the Latino and Black Caucuses issued a statement that they still support the principles of SCA5. It was also the Latino and Black Caucuses who pulled their endorsement of Senator Ted Lieu for Congress as punishment for withdrawing his support of SCA-5, and then punished Muratsuchi by killing his bill on the assembly floor, after supporting it in committee.
The Governor, the Speaker, The President pro Tem of the Senate, and the Latino and Black Caucuses have all reaffirmed their support of the principles framed in SCA5.
Our struggle is far from over. If we can't successfully beat the Democrat's super-majority in at least one of the houses in this year’s elections, we will see it come back to haunt not only Asians, but all Californians who strive for a level playing field and excellence in our educational system.
8 Reasons Hawaii Might Elect Charles Djou, A Republican, To Congress by Chad Blair
HONOLULU -- As was widely expected, Charles Djou is once again running for Congress. But why bother?
The 2014 election will mark the fourth time in four years that Djou has run for the 1st Congressional District seat representing urban Oahu. He has won only once, in the May 2010 special election to replace Neil Abercrombie, who resigned to run for governor.
That race saw Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case split the votes of Democrats and independents; Djou received 39 percent of the winner-take-all contest and went to Washington for just over seven months. Case elected not to oppose Hanabusa in the 2010 Democratic primary, and she then defeated Djou in the November general election by 6 percentage points.
In the 2012 rematch, Hanabusa won by nearly 10 percentage points over Djou. Now, Hanabusa is running against Brian Schatz in the U.S. Senate contest, leaving the CD 1 seat open.
History is not on Djou's side. Hawaii has only sent three Republicans to D.C. since statehood in 1959. But here are eight arguments for why he just might pull it off.
1. Djou has the most congressional experience.
Sure, seven-plus months is not a whole lot of time, but he did serve and he has a voting record. None of the seven Democrats running for CD 1 have held office in D.C. More importantly, Djou still has D.C. contacts. While national Republicans are unlikely to throw campaign money his way -- the GOP seems certain to retain control of the U.S. House and they have a real shot at the Senate -- Djou will probably be able to leverage his relationships.
2. Hawaii may want a Republican voice in D.C.
This was the argument that Linda Lingle made when she ran against Mazie Hirono for the Senate in 2012. Lingle got trounced, and her political career is probably over. But Djou can make the argument that he would best deliver for Hawaii, especially if Republicans win control of both houses of Congress.
3. He's a military veteran.
The fact that Djou is a major in the U.S. Army Reserves who deployed to Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in 2011-2012 didn't help him much in his 2012 race. But Hawaii is fond of its military heroes; witness Tulsi Gabbard's meteoric rise. Among Democrats running for CD 1 this year, only Mark Takai has comparable veteran status.
4. Pat Saiki is the GOP Party Chair.
Hawaii's Republicans are in disarray once again, led by a revolving door of party chairs. Saiki is holding the job on a temporary basis. But aside from Djou, the late Hiram Fong and Saiki are the only other Republicans that Hawaii has sent to represent the state in the nation's capital — in fact, in the same CD 1 seat. Saiki is a moderate Republican, and there is still a lot of love for her among Republicans and even voters outside of the party.
5. Djou has run before.
Yes, he lost three out of four times. But he did manage to attract nearly 100,000 votes in 2012, an increase of 15,000 from the 2010 race. None of the Democrats in the race have ran before in a district as large as CD 1, which takes organization, canvassing and get-out-the-vote efforts. Djou also has wide name recognition, something only Democrat Donna Mercado Kim can lay claim to. He knows federal issues, and he can hold his own in a debate.
6. Djou is an appealing candidate.
In addition to his military service, Djou is the child of immigrants (from China and Thailand), a Punahou graduate who holds political science and economics degrees from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from the University of Southern California. His wife, Stacey, is local, a Kalani High School grad who earned her own law degree at the University of Hawaii. They have three adorable kids. Djou turns 44 on Aug. 9 -- primary day.
7. Djou loves his country and his state.
Most every politician does, of course. Yet, Djou joined the Army Reserve one month after Sept. 11, 2001. "I did so because I believe in America and everything our country stands for -- freedom, liberty and equal opportunity," he explains on his congressional campaign website. "But, our government today is failing us. The politicians in office simply aren't listening. Partisan politics has become more important than people. We need leaders who will fight for our country, our children and our future -- to create jobs, and make sure people can afford to live in our beautiful state."
8. Djou has a memorable last name.
As he explains on his campaign website, Charles's grandfather worked for a French engineering company in Shanghai in the 1920s where his French boss only spoke French and Chinese. The boss called Djou's grandfather "Dijou," which sounds somewhat like his grandfather's Chinese name "Zhou." With the communist revolution beginning in 1948, Djou-Dijou-Zhou fled to British-controlled Hong Kong, and "Djou" was the name he wrote in his immigration papers.
Djou is a former state legislator and Honolulu city councilman. Some political pundits thought he might run for the U.S. Senate to face Schatz or Hanabusa in November. There was talk he might run for governor, too, which would have pitted him against Duke Aiona in the GOP primary. Still others thought he would run for mayor at some later date.
Nope. It's CD 1 again, and there are many reasons Djou may not prevail this fall. I'll list just a few:
We are the bluest of states, and even with an unpopular native son in the White House, we still love Barack Obama. We like health care, too, and most of us don't care for the tea party types in Washington who are bent on repealing Obamacare. And, as attractive a candidate as Djou is, it's hard to shake a loser label. He can also come across as the smartest guy in the room who happens to know it.
But Charles Djou is Hawaii Republican's best hope for high office.
Contact Chad Blair via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @chadblairCB.
周永康現年43歲，父親來自中國上海，母親是在泰國長大的華人。他在 9.11 恐襲事件之後加入美國陸軍，成為陸軍後備役上尉軍官。 周永康畢業于賓夕法尼亞大學沃頓商學院，後在南加州大學獲得法學博士學位。
November 2 2010 election results http://www.staradvertiser.com/elections/2010/election_day_stories
November 1 2012
華人聯合總會 邀候選人發表政見 世界日報通訊記者高振華檀香山報導
為了協助華人了解候選人施政方針，夏威夷華人聯合總會21日舉辦政見發表會，廣邀候選人參加。到場者包括聯邦參議員候選人林格（Linda Lingle）的競選總經理李錦發將軍、爭取連任的州眾議會議長佘貴人（Calvin Say）與州眾議員程慧蘭、Tiffany Au；市長候選人卡耶塔洛（Ben Cayetano）與Kirk Caldwell；市議員候選人郭秋蘭與Carol Fukunaga 。
聯邦參議員候選人廣野慶子（Mazie Hirono）、Colleen Hanabusa及周永康（Charles Djou）都未出席。
挺林格 300華人出席募款餐會 世界日報通訊記者高振華檀香山報導
距離大選不到20天，一群擔憂美國經濟持續衰退、看不到遠景的夏威夷華裔選民，10月19日在檀香山市京苑酒樓（Royal Garden），參加由華裔促進會（Chinese Coalition for Governor Linda Lingle for Senator 2012）為聯邦參議員候選人林格舉辦的募款餐會，希望藉由眾人力量，將這位前州長送進國會。
餐會由促進會主席邵詩召集各社團，會前並先由Fred Chen、Marvin & Sandy Fong及林格的競選總經理，前夏州國民兵司令李錦發將軍等人說明支持林格的理由，籲眾人投票支持。
林格稍後感謝在場諸人，特別是邵詩協調華人社區出來支持，以及前聯邦參議員鄺有良之子媳Marvin & Sandy Fong為她籌募了數百萬元的選舉基金，還有華人聯合促進會長許學如等人的支持。
拉票 候選人華埠談政見 世界日報通訊記者高振華檀香山報
夏威夷州副州長沙茨（Brian Schatz，左）代表歐巴馬總統出席政見發表會，向出席的華埠居民解說歐巴馬總統連任後的施政方針。/ 夏威夷華人社會促進聯會舉辦的「候選人會見華埠民眾」，出席民眾極為踴躍，說明會結束後，每位出席者並領取一份點心。
夏威夷州副州長沙茨（Brian Schatz）代表歐巴馬總統到場，說明歐巴馬一貫照顧中低階層人民，強調同樣來自中產階級家庭的歐巴馬了解大家每日為生活打拚，並表示他連任後會繼續推動聯邦醫療以及藥品補助計畫。羅穆尼的代表為夏州共和黨主席章聖烈（David Chang），他也提到羅穆尼當選後會繼續推動聯邦醫療保險。
聯邦眾議員候選人周永康（Charles Djou）、州眾議員候選人程蕙蘭（Corinne Ching）與市議員參選人郭秋蘭等，都強調自己的華裔身分，並了解新移民來美打拚的艱辛，未來會推動教育及加強治安等工作。
市議員候選人吉村（Jon Yoshimura）與福永（Carol Fukunaga）也都提到華埠治安、停車位與遊民的問題，並表示會在選後督促市府官員解決。
November 1 2012
華人為林格爾競選聯邦參議員造勢 (星島日報夏威夷訊 )
檀香山華人社區多位領導人假座 Ala Moana 大酒店的京苑酒樓為前州長林格爾 (Linda Lingle) 舉辦一場「華人支持林格爾競選2012聯邦參議員助選餐會」，許多其他族裔人士聞訊也要求有份於此項助選活動，席開三十三桌，場面熱烈。列名主辦的華人僑領包括有：邵詩、許學如、沈文洲、李錦發夫婦、June Lee、劉恩博夫婦、路茜琳、Fred Chan、Nick Cutter、Marvin Fong 夫婦、Sherman Lam。
餐會由邵詩主持，華人教會傳道 Tony Wang 帶領大家祈禱，隨後由有名的實業家 Fred Chan，前共和黨籍華裔聯邦參議員鄺友良的兒子 Marvin Fong 和媳婦 Sandra Au Fong 及林格爾競選主任李錦發將軍輪流上前講話，細述支持林格爾擔任夏威夷聯邦參議員的好處。鄺友良參議員的兒子 Marvin Fong 接受記者採訪時指出：他希望林格爾州長能將其父親鄺友良的職位回歸共和黨，如此兩黨均有代表在國會可以平衡代表夏威夷人民的聲音。為此，Marvin Fong 為林格爾競選基金籌募了數百萬元，林格爾州長稍後也證實此事，表示非常感激。席間，林格爾州長親自到各桌與支持者交談與用餐感謝大家的支持。林格爾擔任州長八年期間，經常參加僑社的各項活動，因此與僑界許多人物建立友誼關係。
當晚參加餐會的僑界領導有僑務諮詢委員楊泰瑛、許學如，中華總會館主席沈文洲，夏威夷華人聯合總會會長李子健，中華總商會前任會長許允莊，世界工商婦女企管協會夏威夷分會會長丁瑩，榮譽會長唐呂梨美，聯合華人權益促進會副會長呂建光，華人聯誼會前會長謝雪華，越棉寮華人聯誼會會長謝錦輝，夏威夷潮州會館會長羅鎮澄及多位學者與工商界人士。名慈善家鄒錦榮醫生及前聯邦眾議員 PatSaiki 也列席餐會
多名公職候選人齊向華裔社區拜票 ( 星島日報檀香山訊)
當天到場發表政見的候選人或代言人，計有聯邦參議員候選人、前州長林格(Linda Lingle)的競選總統幹事李錦發將軍、聯邦眾議員候選人周永康(Charles Djou)、夏州參議員候選人陳玉珍(Suzanne Chun-Oakland)、夏州眾議員候選人佘貴仁(Calvin Say)、夏州眾議員候選人程慧蘭(Corinne Ching)、夏州眾議員候選人歐可欣(Tiffany Au)、檀香山市長候選人卡耶它諾(Ben Cayetano)、檀香山市長候選人克卡威爾(Kirk Caldwell)、市議員候選人郭秋蘭(Chu Lan Kwok)、市議員候選人Carol Fukunaga等。
當天與會的僑社代表餐桌計有：四邑會館、以義堂、夏威夷潮州會館、華人聯合總會、中華總商會、五邑同鄉會、夏威夷越棉寮華人聯誼會、廣州會館、劉定權畫家、Nick Chu 及各候選人的餐桌也坐滿了支持者，為各自的候選人造勢。
亞裔進軍國會創紀錄 華裔選票扮演關鍵 各方爭取 (星島日報﹐記者丁曙洛杉磯報道 )
進軍國會的亞裔涵蓋華、日、韓社區，其中3人是民主黨籍眾議員，包括第6選區松井 (Doris Matsui)，第17選區本田 (Mike Honda)，以及第27選區趙美心 (Judy Chu)。5名挑戰者是第17選區華裔李伊雲(Evelyn Li)、第22選區華裔李洲曉 (Otto Lee)、第39選區華裔陳介飛 (Jay Chen)，第41選區日裔高野 (Mark Takano)，以及第45選區韓裔姜石熙 (Sukhee Kang)。
尋求第三任的國會眾議員趙美心 (Judy Chu)，從第32選區轉戰到第27選區。日前趙美心在華埠舉辦競選籌款晚會，各界代表800多人出席，人氣爆棚。
趙美心指出，連任後有很多工作要繼續，首先為本地小企業實行減稅政策，創造更多工作機會，幫助新老移民實現「美國夢」。其次，發展地方交通運輸事業，完成金線捷運工程。第三，保護環境避免聖谷地下水污染。第四，將聖蓋博谷山脈建設為國家公園，打造南加州的優山美地等。此次複選，趙美心遭遇共和黨人奧斯維爾 (JACK ORSWELL) 的挑戰，但此人並無從政經驗，趙美心料可輕鬆連任。
然而，哈崗學區教委陳介飛挑戰共和黨國會議員羅伊斯 (ED Royce) 將是一場硬仗，第39選區的共和黨選民41%、民主黨選民33%，中間選民26%，但亞裔和西裔選民合計超過了50%，雙方各有優勢。陳介飛獲得加州民主黨中央和加州主計長江俊輝、國會眾議員趙美心等官員背書。
華人進軍 州市議會和水區 (星島日報記者丁曙洛杉磯報道 )
加州第25選區參議員劉璿卿 (Carol Liu) 尋求第二任，遭遇共和黨西裔對手岡察勒斯 (GILBERT GONZALES) 的挑戰，此人是一名地方小企業家，並無從政經驗。
然而，加州眾議員第49選區則演變為超級戰區，民主黨和共和黨全力動員形成對決態勢，工會和業主各自發揮人力和財力的優勢，志在必得。兩位華裔候選人林元清 (Matthew Lin) 和周本立 (Edwin Chau) 也是全力以赴。
初選落敗的蒙特利公園市長吳學儒 (Mitchell Ing) 也跨黨為林元清背書。
南加州水區董事改選有3名華裔參加，包括已連任4屆的西灣水區第三區董事關惠玲(Carol Kwan)，競選第六任的聖蓋博谷水區第二區董事梁兆清 (John Leung)，以及聖蓋博谷水區第三區董事候選人黃泰平 (Thomas Wong)。
今年橙縣地區亦有兩位華人角逐公職，分別是爾灣市議員候選人黃秉剛 (PK Wong)、爾灣學區教委余凱澤(Cyril Yu)。黃秉剛獲任爾灣市財務委員，余凱澤現為橙縣檢察官，他們兩人都是首次競選公職，亦得到當地華人團體的積極支持。
加州亞裔較支持奧巴馬 (星島日報記者丁曙洛杉磯報道 )
在10月2日公布的全美亞裔調查 (NAAS) 發現，加州亞裔選民對奧巴馬 (Barack Obama) 的支持率以2比1領先羅姆內 (Mitt Romney)。但是，仍有近1/3亞裔選民尚未決定支持誰。該項調查訪問了3300 多位將在 11月總統大選投票的亞裔選民。
加州大學河濱分校 (UCR) 政治學副教授兼全美亞裔調查計畫主任 Karthick Ramakrishnan 指出，在今年的總統大選中，亞裔選民越來越受到重視，尤其是在內華達、北卡羅來納和弗吉尼亞等「戰場州」，同一般選民甚至拉美選民相比，在總統競選中的最後階段，爭奪亞裔選票非常激烈。
此外，「田野民調」(The Field Poll)資深副總裁 Mark DiCamillo 介紹，該公司的民調顯示，加州亞裔66%支持奧巴馬，25%不支持。對於奧巴馬連任，亞裔62%支持，28%不支持。在兩黨候選人方面，亞裔65%支持奧巴馬，28%支持羅姆內。對於奧巴馬推動的醫療改革法案，亞裔55%支持，35%不支持。
此外，還要爭取翻轉國會議席，恢復佩洛西 (Nancy Pelosi) 的眾議院議長的寶座。
November 1 2010
October 27 2010
僑界為華裔參選人造勢 (本報夏威夷訊 )
參加當天具有華裔血統的各級候選人包括有美國國會眾議員第一選區候選人周永康 (Charles Djou)、夏威夷州州長候選人杜克‧艾奧拿 (Duke Aiona)、夏州第13選區州參議員候選人陳玉珍 (Suzanne Chun-Oakland)、夏州第20選區州眾議員候選人佘貴人 (Calvin Say)（現任議長）、夏州第27選區州眾議員候選人程惠蘭 (Corinne Ching)、夏州第28選區州眾議員候選人Chris Baron、檀香山第四選區市議員候選人章培志 (Stanley Chang)，檀香山第六選區市議員候選人莫德倫 (Sesnita Moepono)。
October 1 2010 Chinese Republican Support David Chang running for Honolulu City Council Seat - Hawaii Kai District
May 24, 2010
The last 36 hours have been a whirlwind! I am about to board an airplane for Washington DC to be sworn in as your next congressman, but I could not leave without expressing my deep gratitude to you for your kind words, support, encouragement and your generous donation of time and resources.
As I said on Election Night, I could not have done any of this alone. Thank you to all of you who so generously volunteered your time and resources. It is only because of all of you who stood with me in the hot sun sign waving for hours every morning and afternoon, sat with me as we reached out to voters by telephone, and walked with me door-to-door in our communities, that we were able to convey our message of much-needed fiscal responsibility and government accountability.
I must also thank the people of Hawaii – Republicans, Democrats and Independents - for standing up and voting for change in Washington. I understand that I have been given a tremendous privilege – but also a great responsibility – to fight for the best interests of the people of Hawaii. I take that responsibility seriously and, for every single day that I am fortunate enough to serve, I will never forget the faith and confidence you have placed in me. While our win was significant, this is just the beginning, not the end. Now the real hard work begins.
If you graciously agreed to place a yard sign in your home or business, please consider leaving it there until November. If you volunteered your time, please consider doing so again. If you contributed financially, please consider doing so again with a contribution of $25, 50, or $100. As I said on Election Night, the people have granted us a short term lease with an option to buy in November.
While I understand that we have been given a great privilege, with that comes a tremendous responsibility to do good, to bring change, and to restore our nation to prosperity. Together we can do just that.
Because of the help and support you offered,
today I had the honor of taking the oath of office as a member of the United
State Congress. I was sworn in just before 9am Hawaii time by House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and then delivered my first address from the House floor.
This was an exciting and exhilarating day. My family and I caught a flight to Washington D.C. less than 48 hours after winning our special election. Immediately after arriving at Reagan National airport my wife and I went to the Capitol to receive my member official pin from the House Clerk, visited our office at on Capitol Hill for the first time, and then took the oath of office in the House chamber.
If you would like to contact me in Washington D.C., please feel free to reach me at:
Hon. Charles K. Djou
Longworth House Office Building Room 1502
Washington, D.C. 20515
W: (202) 225-2726
I am excited to quickly get to work for the people of Hawaii. I am humbled that I hold the office of U.S. Representative for Hawaii. I only hold this seat because of your support and the confidence given to me by the voters. The people of Hawaii have vested an enormous responsibility in me and I look forward to proving that the trust you have given to me is deserved.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., welcomed newly elected Rep. Charles Djou, R-Hawai'i, and his family yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Djou was sworn in May 25 2010. From left: Djou, his daughter, Victoria, 7; wife, Stacey; daughter, Alexandra, 3; and Pelosi.
Charles Djou tells his new colleagues how grateful he is to have the "amazing privilege" of serving in Congress.
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Monday May 24 2010
奧巴馬後院起火 共和黨人勝出 夏威夷周永康當選眾議員
周永康現年 39歲，父親是上海人，母親是泰國人，畢業於常青藤聯盟大學濱州大學，並取得南加大法律博士學位，和日裔妻子川崎育有3個孩子。周永康曾於 2000 年至2002年當選一任州議會眾議員，繼而當選檀香山市議員，2006 年連任至今。
移民之子 深慶人人都有權追求美國夢 周永康宣誓就職聯邦眾議員 (本報夏威夷訊)
檀香山華裔市議員周永康（Charles Kong Djou）上周六當選為代表夏威夷的聯邦眾議員，隨即已於本周二在首府華盛頓宣誓就職，成為夏州史上第三位共和黨籍國會議員。
周永康原是代表 Hawaii Ka i 到 Waikiki 地區的檀香山市議員，日前贏得10屆國會議員亞伯克龍比（Neil Abercrombie）遺下的眾議院第一選區空缺的補選，周一偕同妻兒飛往華盛頓就職。
代表夏威夷的民主黨籍聯邦眾議員廣野慶子（Mazie Hirono）對眾議院議長普洛西表示，周永康當選的官方證明尚未批出，但沒有人對選舉結果表示異議。周永康是陸軍後備役軍官，在上周六補選中，打敗州參議院議長 Colleen Hanabusa 和前聯邦眾議員凱西（Ed Case）兩名民主黨籍候選人，替補亞氏遺缺，剩餘任期在明年1月期滿。因此，預料他將於11月再參與選舉。
廣野在眾議院中陳述，周永康也曾在奧巴馬總統念過的同一所學校 Punahou School 念書。少數黨領袖包納（John Boehner）告訴全體議員，周永是移民之子，理解追求美國夢想的含意。
周永康在日裔妻子 Stacy Kawasaki Djou 與女兒 Alli 的伴隨下上台發言。他希望所有選民知道，每天都會記得為他們服務的榮幸，永遠不會忘記選民交付的信任與信賴。
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Election results show Djou's appeal outside East Honolulu By Derrick DePledge Advertiser Government Writer http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100524/NEWS01/5240346/-1/NLETTER01?source=nletter-news
Congressman-elect Charles Djou's strength remains in more conservative East Honolulu, but he demonstrated in his special-election victory Saturday night that he may be able to compete with Democrats in central and west side territory that could be critical in the November general election.
Djou, a Republican, took most of urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District because state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former Congressman Ed Case split the Democratic vote.
An Advertiser analysis of the vote by state House district found that Djou performed well in potential swing districts around Mililani and 'Ewa Beach. While the combined vote for Hanabusa and Case was still larger than Djou's markers, there is no guarantee all these voters would stick with the Democratic nominee in November.
Hanabusa trailed Case in East Honolulu but did better than the former congressman in every district west of Makiki — an encouraging sign for her campaign against Case in the September primary.
Hanabusa's muscle in the most solidly Democratic territory of urban Honolulu, combined with her expected edge in fundraising and the organizational help from establishment Democrats and labor unions, gives her the advantage in the primary.
Djou, who could be sworn in to fill out the remaining months of former Congressman Neil Abercrombie's term as soon as tomorrow in Washington, D.C., said he considers himself the underdog in November. He said he would be leaving the Honolulu City Council this week.
"I realize that this is an uphill battle, although I have been given and granted an extraordinary privilege to be a congressman, and, of course, it is an advantage to run as an incumbent," Djou said yesterday at state GOP headquarters. "I still realize, looking into the November election, I'm still the underdog, and I still have to prove to the people of Hawai'i that this trust they have granted to me is deserved."
Djou said he believes the independents and moderate Democrats he must win to hold the district in November are, like other voters, frustrated with the direction of Congress and interested in greater fiscal responsibility. He said that with three leading candidates in the special election, there was a lot of overlap on issues, but he thinks the issues will be much more defined in a two-candidate race.
Democrats sought to connect Djou to the conservative extremes of the national GOP during the special election. Democrats will now scrutinize every significant vote Djou takes over the next several months in Congress to try to show he does not reflect the views of most urban Honolulu voters.
"As sharp as the elbows were in this special election, they are going to get even sharper in the general election," Djou said. "The only thing I can point to is my record. It's my record over the last 10 years on the council and the Legislature of being an effective representative and putting my constituents first, making sure that it's Hawai'i first, ahead of my personal or partisan interests."
Djou, who will be the only Republican in the state's congressional delegation, said he does expect to side with Hawai'i Democrats and President Obama on certain issues. But, he said, "if they're doing something that I believe is not in the best interest of the people of Hawai'i, I will call them on it."
Hanabusa said the special election showed that she is the stronger Democrat despite Case's claims over the past several weeks that he was the only Democrat who could challenge Djou.
She said voters stood behind her even as Case and some national Democrats suggested that a vote for her would be wasted. She said her performance showed that the grassroots outreach from her superior network of activists and volunteers was effective.
"We probably got thrown the worst curveball by being called irrelevant and being called a wasted vote," she said. "But the people stuck by us and voted."
Late appeals by Obama, three former Democratic governors and other leading Democrats to vote for a Democrat — not singling out Hanabusa or Case — helped boost turnout to 54 percent and likely drove more votes toward Hanabusa. Hanabusa won state House districts centered in St. Louis Heights, Mō'ili'ili, Kalihi, Kamehameha Heights, Waipahu and Pearl City.
"I think our gut was correct," she said, countering the assessment by many national Democrats that Case was the more electable Democrat. "Hawai'i is a special place, and people here look at politics a lot differently."
Hanabusa said the message from Saturday night is not to presume how voters will act. "You never underestimate the voter," she said.
Case captured the state House district he used to represent in Mānoa but trailed in every other district.
Some Democrats are concerned that the primary could further divide the party and give Djou a manual on Hanabusa's and Case's weaknesses.
When Case, a moderate, lost a close primary for governor to Mazie Hirono in 2002, for example, a Hawai'i Poll found that nearly half of Case's voters said they planned to vote for Linda Lingle, a Republican, in the general election.
Lingle beat Hirono and claimed 14 of the 16 state House districts that Case had won in the primary.
In a statement last night regarding the special election, Case said, "There's no way to sugar-coat a loss."
Case said he called Djou to offer his congratulations "and offer my assistance as he undertakes his new responsibilities on Capitol Hill for the next seven months."
Yesterday, Case said, "I actually did go bodysurfing at Point Panic, get a start on cleaning up my mess of a yard, and spend time with my family. But tomorrow is a new day, the start of our next chapters together, and I'm excited to begin anew."
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Djou heading to D.C. By Derrick DePledge - Advertiser Government Writer
Honolulu City Councilman Charles Djou punctured the Democrats' hold on the state's congressional delegation last night, winning a special election for Congress and becoming the first Republican in two decades to represent the Islands in Washington, D.C.
Djou earned 39.4 percent of the vote in the winner-take-all special election in urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District and took advantage of a bitter split among Democrats between state Senate President Colleen Hanabusa and former congressman Ed Case.
Hanabusa, who had been trailing in third in most public and private polls, finished second with 30.8 percent, positioning herself well for the September primary.
Case took 27.6 percent and will have to climb back against a wall of opposition from establishment Demo-crats and labor unions who will help Hanabusa in the primary.
The winner of the primary will take on Djou again in the November general election, when Djou will need to appeal to more independents and moderate Democrats if he is to stay in office.
"I think we sent a clear message to Washington, D.C., that we are spending too much money and that we need more fiscal responsibility, and I look forward to going to Washington, D.C., and Congress to do exactly that," Djou said outside the state GOP's headquarters.
Djou will fill out the remaining months of former congressman Neil Abercrombie's term, which expires in January 2011. Djou will have to run in the Republican primary in September, but is expected to win easily.
Djou becomes the third Republican — after former U.S. Rep. Pat Saiki and the late U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong — to represent Hawai'i in Washington since statehood.
Hanabusa said she believes her campaign had the most effective grassroots organization.
"This is what defines Hawai'i politics — it's the personal touch," she said.
Hanabusa said she had heard anecdotally that some people may have voted for her after watching television advertisements critical of Djou and Case and also after national Democrats suggested privately that she should step aside for Case.
Her supporters, gathered at her campaign headquarters off Ward Avenue, regarded second place as a victory.
"From the volunteers' standpoint, it's a win," Hanabusa said. "You have to think about what they and this campaign have had to deal with in terms of the adversity, the naysayers and everyone else who came in and said we didn't have a chance. We come in second even despite that."
Case had been describing the campaign as between him and Djou for the past several weeks, particularly after several national Democrats indicated that they thought he was the Demo-crat with the best chance of beating Djou.
Case was the target of negative television ads from Djou, Hanabusa and Mainland groups such as the conservative Independent Women's Voice.
"I think what happened is the sum total of probably $1 million worth of attack ads leveled at us by both Hanabusa and Djou, especially Djou," Case said. "She got a free pass on the attack ads. She was basically not attacked at all, and I was.
"She just kind of flew under the radar and I took the hit. Charles obviously viewed me as the principal threat, otherwise he would have been attacking her."
Voter turnout was 54 percent of the 317,337 eligible voters in the state's first all-mail special election for Congress after two Honolulu City Council special elections last year.
Many voters interviewed said they were looking for change.
"He has bright ideas and he's a fresh face," Beris Paik, a retired school teacher who lives in Kāhala said of Djou, adding that she believed he would resist pressure from the labor unions that often influence majority Demo-crats.
"I believe that people are pretty tired of the old faces."
Cherylynn Gatiuan, a homemaker who lives in Pearl City, said she shares Djou's conservative values and likes that he was the only one among the three leading candidates to oppose civil unions. She also said the state could benefit from a change in Democratic control of the congressional delegation.
"I think it would help in certain areas, because sometimes it's just so overrun with the Democratic Party instead of listening to other things that might work," she said.
Joey Lee, a carpenter who lives in Waipahu, believed Hanabusa was more in tune with the concerns of average workers struggling through the economic downturn.
Lee said Hanabusa was "closer to us."
Don Kroessig, a private school teacher who lives in Hawai'i Kai, said he liked what Djou and Hanabusa have accomplished in local and state politics but believed Case was ready to go to Washington.
"My political perceptions are similar to what he presents," he said of Case's moderate views. "To me, it's being pragmatic. If you're going to get things done, it's about negotiations."
Gov. Linda Lingle, who was able to attract independents and moderate Democrats in her two Republican victories for governor, said Djou should continue with his message that he would put Hawai'i before his political party.
"What I did, and what he has done, is told people in a very sincere way, 'I'll do what's best for everybody, I'm not going to go with any special interest, even if it's my own party sometimes that might want me to do a certain thing,' " the governor said.
Lingle said "that's the key message that everyone should recognize. While we all run from a political party, you've got to be able to show that you would do what's best for everyone."
U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawai'i, who endorsed Hanabusa, said the odds were against her given the dynamics of the special election. But he said her second-place finish indicate that she will be competitive against Djou.
"The results would indicate that in November she should do very well," Inouye said by phone from Los Angeles.
Inouye, who resisted pressure from national Demo-crats who wanted a clear path for Case, said the results showed they were behind the wrong candidate.
"Well, I think the results would indicate that if they had just stayed silent the result could have been a little different," he said.
Inouye urged local Democrats to concentrate on Djou in November.
"Just be a little patient because we'll do well this fall," Inouye said.
Abercrombie, who resigned in February so he could concentrate on his campaign in the Democratic primary for governor, also predicted that Democrats will prevail in November.
"The majority of voters in the district supported Democratic candidates in this special election," he said in a statement. "I am confident that a Democrat will win the congressional race in the general election.
"The people of Hawai'i need a representative who will support President Obama's agenda and who will not cancel Hawai'i's other vote in the U.S. House."
Djou started as an underdog. A poll taken in January for the Star-Bulletin and KITV by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research of Washington found the Republican trailing Case and Hanabusa with just 17 percent of the vote.
At the time, national and local political analysts believed the race favored Democrats but warned about the uncertainty of the special election and the potential for Democrats to split their vote.
After Scott Brown's upset GOP victory in a special election for U.S. Senate in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts in late January, Djou and local Republicans said a Djou victory in Hawai'i would send an equally "profound statement" nationally.
While national Republicans helped Djou with fundraising and advice, the National Republican Congressional Committee did not air television ads in the Islands and instead focused on a special election for Congress this month in Pennsylvania.
"I congratulate Charles Djou for his victory and a successful campaign based on the widely shared values of cutting spending, shrinking government and creating real, permanent American jobs," U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, the NRCC chairman, said in a statement. "I have no doubt that Hawai'i families will be well-represented in Congress as he joins our fight to return commonsense economic policies and fiscal sanity to Washington."
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $314,000 on television ads in Hawai'i against Djou but pulled out earlier this month after concluding that Case and Hanabusa were splitting the Democratic vote. Inouye moved $150,000 of his campaign money to the DCCC to help finance the ad campaign and keep the group neutral.
"Rather than reflecting a true contest of ideas, the outcome of this election reflects the unusual nature of a race that put two strong Demo-crats competing against one Republican in a winner-take-all contest," U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the chairman of the DCCC, said in a statement.
"As a result, the DCCC decided not to compete in this special election but to focus on the general election in November.
"The fact that the Democratic candidates together received over 50 percent of the vote demonstrates that Democratic prospects are very good in November."
In May, the Hawai'i Poll taken for The Advertiser and a private poll taken for the Democratic National Committee found Djou leading and Case and Hanabusa splitting the Democratic vote. National political analysts changed their outlook to Republican.
With Djou as the front-runner, Democrats shifted their focus to the September primary and November general election, when they will have a chance to take back the district.
Dan Boylan, a University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu history professor and political analyst, said he does not know if unity is possible given the personalities involved.
"It's going to be tough. I think it's going to be much tougher than they realize," he said. "It seems to me that there is no love lost, obviously, between Ed Case and Colleen Hanabusa."
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - Lung Fung Restaurant - Niu Valley Shopping Center
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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May 27th Chinatown to Waikiki
Linda Lingle campaign for Re-election, sponsored by the Govenors Office
FREE bus ride from China and lunch will be served
Departure time: 9:00am SHARP
Place: Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Club House in China Town, 900 Maunakea Street
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Breakfast with Councilman Charles Djou
Sunday - April 17, 2005
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March 5, 2005
"DO EXCISE TAXES & BUREAUCRACY" - HARM HAWAII’S ECONOMY? YOU BET! LOWELL KALAPA - PRESIDENT OF THE TAX FOUNDATION OF HAWAII
August 21, 2004 Saturday 11:00am - 12:00noon Kekaulike Mall - Chinatown
Meet Governor Linda Lingle in person and Republican candidates running for various Federal, State and County Offices at the Kekaulike Mall right in the heart of Chinatown.
Voter registration desk will be closed by to handle NEW voter registration and address changes. Bilingual voter registrars will be on hand to help you to complete voter registration forms.
For more detail information, please contact Johnson Choi at 808-222-8183 or Herman Hu at 808-988-4040
WEEK OF December 8, 2003
Throughout the upcoming election year, we will be continually trying to register new voters. I order to undertake this task of encouraging civic duty, we will need an army of voter registrars.
If you are not a certified voter registrar and would like to become one, I urge you to attend a class to become certified. Please call your District Chair to find out when your district will be setting up a date to take the 20-minute class or call us here at Party HQ and ask for any upcoming dates for classes to be held at Party HQ. Or you can just call the County Clerks Office your self and find out when the next class is. You can contact your respective County Clerk at the following numbers:
On Oahu: 523-4293
On Maui: 270-7749
On Kauai: 241-6350
On The Big Island: 961-8277
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|The Battle of Nu'uanu & The Kamehameha Dynasty. Re-trace King Kamehameha's Battle of Nu'uanu with a historical bus tour from 2:00PM to 6:00PM. Donation is $100 per person. For Reservations call Sam Aiona at 306-2444 or Kay Ahina at 220-4929.|
|Help celebrate the Governor’s birthday at the annual Linda Lingle Birthday Bash at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club in Lihue, Kauai from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Donation is $100. For more information, call the Linda Lingle Events Hotline at 808-599-7899 or email to Llevents@hawaii.rr.com|
|July 2||Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser for Wilson Kekoa Ho (HD 51 Candidate) at Kalama Gardens at 41-1015 Waikupunaha St. in Waimanalo from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Donation is $25. For more information, contact Rosina at 259-7200.|
|Join our Republican contingency at the Kailua 4th of July Parade. The HRP will also be collecting canned foods for the Hawaii Food Bank along the parade route, but food donations can be dropped of at Party HQ as well. More information to follow.|
|Fundraiser for Nadine Nishioka (HD 24 Candidate) at Treetops Restaurant at Paradise Park in Manoa from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Ono food, entertainment, and lots of fun. Donation is $25. For more information, call 391-8145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Fundraiser for Senate District 8 (HD 17 & 18). A Kumu Kahua Theater production of “Folks You Meet at Longs” by Lee Cataluna. 46 Merchant Street on the corner of Merchant and Bethel. 8 PM. Tickets are $25. Make checks payable to 8th Senatorial District and mail to Maureen Muraoka at 1047 Kamookoa Place, Honolulu 96725.|
|July 23||6th Annual Hawaii Republican Party Golf Tournament at the Hawaii Kai Golf Course. Great Prizes, Food, and Surprises at every hole. Various levels of hole sponsorships and individual teams. Check-in begins at 10:00AM and Shotgun start at 11:30AM. For more information, contact Beth Weems at 593-8180.|
|July 31||Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser for Keoki Leong (HD 48 Candidate) at Honey’s Restaurant at the Koolau Golf Course from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Donation is $25. For more information, contact Carol Thomas at 247-3427 or email email@example.com.|
|Aug 21||Meet Governor Linda Lingle in person and Republican candidates running for various Federal, State and County Offices at the Kekaulike Mall right in the heart of Chinatown.|
For more information on all of these events, please go to our web page at www.gophawaii.com and click on Upcoming Events for details and contact information.
Brennon T. Morioka
August 5, 2004
Lt. Governor Aiona conferred with Chen Hui Min, chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in Pudong. Chen, a member of the Shanghai Political Consultative Committee, hosted a one-on-one business matchmaking luncheon for the Hawai`i delegation. To help promote Hawai`i products and services in emerging Chinese markets, Lt. Governor Aiona joined a state delegation meeting this week with high-level government officials and business executives in Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin. In addition to conferring with mayors of the three cities, Lt. Governor Aiona is leading a series of discussions with officials for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and with ministers of tourism development, environmental protection, and education and training. The Lt. Governor is also meeting with leaders of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. In December 2001, the State of Hawai`i and the council signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate international economic and business transactions. The Lt. Governor’s mission to China coincides with a weeklong exhibit of Hawai`i businesses and entertainers at a new culture, shopping, dining and entertainment center in Shanghai called Xintiandi.
During an official eight-day mission to China, Lt. Governor Aiona met with high-level Chinese officials to promote business opportunities and economic development for Hawai`i. He is shown speaking to the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. With a membership of over 77,000 companies, the council is the largest institution promoting foreign trade in China.
August 19, 2003
Mr. Herman Hu, President of the Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition featured at today's Honolulu Advertiser's News Article "Saint Louis Class of 1948 Chipping in"
August 9, 2003
Dragon Boat Race - Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition boat was the first to cross the finish line under the Non-profit category!
Registration Fee: Representative Bertha Leong
Paddlers' T-Shirt: Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition
Paddlers: Members of Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition and Friends
Drinks: Hawaii GOP
Courtesy Booth to Distribute Drug Free Information: Gifford Chang
Food for Paddlers: Gina's Barbeque, Duck Lee Chinese Express Food, Quizno's & Market City Shopping Center
August 2, 2003
Bob Awana, Chief of Staff of Governor Linda Lingle met with Representatives from District 17 & 18 to discuss various strategies to move Governor Lingle programs and agenda forward.
June 4, 2003
This week Governor Lingle celebrated her 50th birthday with friends from around the state. She also took her weekly radio show "on the road" to broadcast live for the first time by any governor in recent memory from a neighbor island. During her visit to Maui, the Governor participated in a ground-breaking ceremony at Waiehu Kou to reiterate her pledge of restoring trust and integrity in government for native Hawaiians. In addition, she appointed the state's first cabinet-level tourism liaison, as well as reaffirmed the administration's goals with the medical community to improve health care for all Hawai`i residents.
May 16 - 18, 2003
Hawaii Republican Party Annual Convention - Kona, Hawaii
May 1, 2003
Governor Lingle Shares Lei Day Tradition with the Nation - Governor Lingle marked Hawai`i's annual Lei Day celebration by promoting the state as a visitor and business destination. The Governor's interviews with national media, via satellite, originated from Waikiki Beach. "Not only does Hawai`i have beautiful beaches," said Governor Lingle. "We have the warmest and friendliest people." The Governor's comments were broadcast to a diverse range of news outlets that included the NBC News Channel, Fox News Edge, Daily Buzz, KABC-ABC (Los Angeles), Agriculture Day, KMAX-UPN ("Good Day Sacramento"), and others. Read more in the Pacific Business News.
March 31, 2003
Hawaii: Mr. Duan Qiang, Chairman of the Board of the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) has signed a Memorandum of University with Mr. Ted Liu, Director of Hawaii DBEDT on collaboration in the areas of training, education and destination management. Following the signing ceremony at Governor Lingle's office, Mr. Duan speaks on “The Beijing Olympics 2008: Challenges and Opportunities for Hawaii Businesses” The Beijing Tourism Group, the largest provider of travel services in Beijing, is the lead tourism service provider for the Olympic Games.
January 11, 2003 -
Sustainability Workshop -
Sponsored by the City and
January 1, 2003
2002 Hawaii Chinese Republican Coalition (CRC) REVIEW - Herman Hu
Adopted mission statement.
Designed CRC logo and printed T shirts and campaign signs.
Held 7/27 garage fund raiser
Participated in August Dragon Boat Races:
Attended Republican Rallies at Kalani High School
Served at September Senior Fair
Registered voters at Lingle-Aiona Chinatown appearance on Oct. 5:
Attended Corrine Ching’s fund raiser on 10/10 at Lanakila School
Supported (and led by Johnson Choi) Lingle’s visit to the Taiwan Cultural Exhibit at McCoy Pavilion on Oct. 13.
Sign waved and walked for selected candidates whose districts have large Chinese population.
Organized fund raiser for Barbara Marumoto for Congress for Dec. 28.
Met with Kimo Kaloi on 12/23 and sent his messages to CRC members
December 20, 2002 - Message from Outgoing Hawaii GOP Chairman
Well, Gang, we are coming to the end of a very exciting and eventful year. As a Party, we have taken some enormous steps in bringing balance to Hawaii politics by winning the Governor's seat, picking up two more seats in the State Senate to bring our number up to five, and two more Republican Mayors bringing that number up to three out of four counties. We are very hopeful
about our future and the type of leadership Governor Lingle will provide our State. Under Governor Lingle's leadership, we will truly improve life in Hawaii for all kama`aina.
I want to take this time to inform all of our members that this past Saturday, I stepped down as Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party to take on a new challenge in my life as Director of Hawaiian Home Lands. It has been a pleasure and a great honor to serve you as your Executive Director and Chairman. I have learned much from each and everyone of our members and it will be these lessons learned that will continue to help shape me as a person throughout my life.
The State Committee voted unanimously to install Dr. Brennon Morioka as the interim Chairman to serve out the remainder of this term. Brennon has also served the Party well as an officer on the State Executive Committee, and more recently, as our Finance Director during this past year. We have all the confidence in Brennon and I ask you to offer him the same type of support that you all have so unselfishly given me over the past four years.
I will continue to be vigilant in my efforts to help the Party grow and build upon our current momentum. The Party has the opportunity to play an integral role in the way Hawaii goes about its business and we must now demonstrate the type of leadership that we said we would.
I will be notifying the public through various media sources in the coming week about our Party's transition, but wanted to give our Republican Ohana a heads-up before it occurred.
On behalf of my family, I want to thank you for giving me some of the best experiences in my life and allowing me to be a part of Hawaii's political history. I will always remember my time here as Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party.
Aloha and Mahalo,
Micah A. Kane
December 2, 2002 - Republican Governor Linda Lingle Inaugural Banquet (by invitation only) at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel
November 6, 2002
Linda Lingle won a historic victory last night to become Hawaii’s first woman governor and the first Republican to hold the office in 40 years
Lingle/Aiona beat Democratic opponent with 197,009 votes, or 52 percent, vs. 47 percent, or 179,647 votes, for her Democratic opponent Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono.
Lingle, the 49-year old former Maui mayor, started running for governor shortly after barely losing to Gov. Ben Cayetano four years ago.
She drove a focused campaign aimed at that stronghold of the Democratic Party, the office of governor.
The state’s last Republican governor was William Quinn, who lost the office in 1962.
Go to the Star-Bulletin link for the COMPLETE report
November 5, 2002
Apparently the picture of Pres. Bill Clinton holding a jacket that read Linda Lingle and Duke Aiona – "A New Beginning" – originated as a joke within the Hawaii Government Employers Association. The HGEA was the organizer that flew Clinton to Hawaii at a cost of $100,000 to rally for Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono and is the organizational force behind Hirono's campaign.
But when an employee sent the picture out of the office via email to the Union News Network (UNN writers are supporters of Lingle and Aiona), the picture didn't look so funny anymore –- especially plastered across the cover of the most recent edition of UNN.
Sources at UNN say Russell Okada, head of the HGEA, was so mad about the picture that he threatened to sue UNN. UNN reportedly said something back to the effect of "Too bad so sad."
(Source & Credit: Hawaii Reporter)
October 13, 2002 Taiwanese Cultural Festival - Ala Moana Park
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World Journal Chinese Newspaper Report
October 12, 2002 Southeast Asian American Coalition - Kahuku
World Journal Chinese Newspaper Report
October 13, 2002 Taiwanese Cultural Festival - Ala Moana Park
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October 5, 2002 Honolulu Chinatown Events - KEKAULIKE Mall
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