KAILUA-KONA – “Big Island for Mufi” hosted an event yesterday to celebrate the grand opening of the Hannemann campaign headquarters in Kona.  Over a hundred supporters including government officials, community leaders, and grassroots supporters attended the family-friendly celebration, which included lots of great food and entertainment from local favorite L.T. Smooth.  Mufi Hannemann attended the opening and gave a speech to supporters about his history of collaborating with neighbor island leaders.

“The overwhelming support I have received from the Big Island and each of the neighbor islands is deeply moving and enormously encouraging,” said Hannemann. “I am honored to have the support of so many who believe that I have the right kind of executive experience, temperament, and understanding of county level issues to improve the quality of life for people across the state.”

“Hawaii needs a leader with a proven track record of working together with neighbor island leaders as the Mayor of Honolulu,” said Ken Ono, Hannemann campaign coordinator for West Hawaii. “Mufi not only understands the unique problems faced by each island, but he also brings real solutions to the table. The Punalu‘u Bakeshop and Visitors Center is an example of his previous contributions to the Big Island economy.  Since his Big Island roots run deep, we’re always very happy to have him here in Kona.”

Having lived and worked on the neighbor islands, Mufi Hannemann is maintaining a strong presence across the state, with campaign headquarters from Kauai to the Big Island including Lihue, Honolulu, Kahului, Hilo, and now Kona.  As governor, his administration will have the same approach of including every island in the decision making process.

In his bid to be the next governor of the State of Hawaii, Hannemann has received numerous endorsements from labor unions and the business community.  These include the Iron Workers Local 625, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142 and the Hawaii Longshore Division (ILWU), State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO), Sheet Metal Workers Local 293, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 50, Drywall Tapers Finishers Local 1944, Operating Engineers Local 3, Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA), Hawaii United Public Workers (UPW), Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Union, Local 996 and the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association (HHLA).

The Hannemann campaign headquarters in Kailua-Kona is located at 75-5690 Kopiko Street, next to The Club on Palani Road.

Submitted by the Hannemann campaign

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