“We must take bolder steps if we want to improve the future of our Islands.”
“To face our challenges, overcome our problems, and seize our opportunities, we need to acknowledge that many of our current approaches are not working anymore.
We need an economy where growth for a privileged few is not enough. We need homes our local families can afford. We need more and better jobs in more than one industry. We need to support our rich and diverse communities. We need to take bold steps, commit ourselves, and not flinch when we encounter obstacles in taking those steps.
We need to provide more authority and autonomy to our counties, while centralizing responsibility and accountability for those things that need to be addressed statewide. We need the mayors and the governor and the legislature working together with greater coordination and synergy.
Most of all, we need to focus more on our people. Not just the outputs of government programs and policies, but actual outcomes of making life better for our citizens. I fear we are falling short and further and further behind. But together, we can change that course. As your governor, I will dedicate myself to championing those changes, taking those bold steps, and improving the lives of people throughout Hawai‘i.”
— Kirk Caldwell
Kirk – Family and Friends
What shaped Kirk’s character, and how he’s worked to improve the lives of people in Hawai‘i.
Through the course of the mayoral campaign, Charles Djou has filled the airwaves and our mailboxes with an impressive quantity of misinformation, distortions and false claims. Let’s look at the top 7.
The Sierra Club of Hawaii has endorsed Kirk Caldwell for reelection. It is the first mayoral endorsement since 2004.
For the second time, the newspaper has selected Kirk, saying “Caldwell is the best bet to tackle the city’s major challenges…he should be returned to office for a second term.”
“Great cities are the foundation of our country, so it’s important that we elect mayors with vision, integrity, and passion for the job,” said Obama. “That’s Kirk Caldwell.”
Civil Beat has released their poll showing Mayor Kirk Caldwell with an advantage at 48%, and leading opponent Charles Djou by 7 percentage points.
Send Kirk a Message
I’m listening. Tell me what you think. And let me know if you would like to help on the campaign by donating or volunteering.
You can write to Kirk at:
Friends of Kirk Caldwell
PO Box 61208
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96839
Get Your Ballot By Mail
It only takes 5 minutes to sign up online.