PAYCHECKS HAWAII Lists Endorsements for Most Business Friendly Candidates

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Elections 2012
Illustration by Emily Metcalf

PAYCHECKS HAWAII, the private, independent, non-partisan political action affiliate of Smart Business Hawaii (SBH) announced its endorsements for the November 6, 2012 General Election. PAYCHECKS, organized in 1984 by SBH founder Lex Brodie and Sam Slom, rates every State Legislator after the annual Session (June) and makes election year endorsements based on who would be best for Hawaii’s small business and an improved business and tax climate.

Endorsements for 2012 include (you might want to clip and save):


• President/VP of the United States

Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan

• U.S. Senator

Linda Lingle

• U.S. House (CD-1)

Charles Djou

• U.S. House (CD-2)

Kawika Crowley

• Mayor – City & County of Honolulu

Benjamin Cayetano

• State Senate

9th (Hawaii Kai/Kahala/Diamondhead) – Sam SLOM

12th (Kaka’ako/McCully/Waikiki) – Liz LARSON

20th (Kapolei/Makakilo) – Dean CAPELOUTO

23rd (Heeia/Laie) – Colleen MEYER

25th (Kaikua/Waimanalo/HawaiiKai) – Fred HEMMINGS

• State House

11th (South Maui) – George FONTAINE

18th (Hahaione/Aina Haina) – Jeremy LOW

20th (St. Louis Hts./Kaimuki) – Julia ALLEN

26th (Downtown/McCully) – Tiffany AU

27th (Nuuanu/Liliha) – Corrine CHING

28th (Kalihi Valley) – Carole KAAPU

31st (Fort Shafter/Moanalua) – Aaron JOHANSON

36th (Mililani/Waipio) – Beth FUKUMOTO

40th (Ewa Beach) – Bob McDERMOTT

42nd (Kapolei/Makakilo) – Marissa CAPELOUTO

45th (Mililani/Kunia) – Lauren CHEAPE

47th (Waialua/Kahuku) – Richard FALE