I believe in Kirk because he’s a leader who listens, is engaged, he’s able to bring people together and make the hard decisions. Kirk is honest, trustworthy, respectful and truly dedicated to helping people and finding solutions to problems. The people of Honolulu will be lucky to have Kirk as Mayor. I know that he will give 200% to the job and deserves to return back to Honolulu Hale.
Office Manager from Kalihi
I believe in Kirk because he exemplifies the visionary leader who will do what is best for the City and County of Honolulu with heart, dignity and sense of purpose.
Kirk Caldwell has demonstrated a commitment to the working people of Honolulu and all of the State of Hawaii. In these tough economic times, now more than ever Honolulu needs a leader like Mr. Caldwell as Honolulu Mayor. He has the experience and commitment to lead our economic recovery, protect vital city services, and provide genuine stability for working families. Hawaii’s families need someone with Mr. Caldwell’s commitment to creating jobs, responsible development, and building stronger communities. I am proud to support Kirk Caldwell in his run to be the next Mayor of Honolulu.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1260
It’s about integrity.
Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675
Kirk was the most honest person as far as talking about issues other than the rail. He spoke about the rail, but there are other issues beside the rail like our sewers, our water, our failing roads, just general quality of life issues that would be city issues.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142
I believe in Kirk because he is caring, trustworthy and a born leader. He will be a great Mayor for Honolulu.
Denise K. Chillingworth
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
As a Representative and Mayor, Kirk has considered all sides of an issue and carefully makes the appropriate decision that is good in the short term, and more importantly for the long term.
We are supporting Kirk because he shares our values of fairness, hard work and honesty. He has the ability to work with others to get things done, he has experience in every branch of government, and he has experience running the city.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142
He is an honest, no-drama kind of guy. I just really feel that he is one of those people who will push Honolulu into the spotlight and not focus on himself.
Retiree from Makiki
I believe in Kirk because he brings common sense, trust, and integrity to local government. He’s willing to reach out and work with those who belong to another political party. He is the best choice for Honolulu.
Kirk is a man of integrity.
Retired City and County Employee from Kapolei
I am very optimistic that I like Kirk Caldwell because he has a wide vision to make the City a better place. He has all the knowledge to do the job, has all the experience to the three forms of government; Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. Kirk is a down to earth person, very respectful, understands hardship and hard work. He listens religiously to all the concerns of every individual. I have been with Kirk since his first candidacy and I can see his sincerity and devotion for doing this campaign. Kirk Caldwell is the MAN that we can TRUST for the job!
He truly cares about improving the City and is willing to work together with City employees and other groups to move Honolulu forward.
Hawaii Government Employees Association
I believe in Kirk Caldwell because he is honest, trust worthy and is willing to jump in and work for all of us! He knows what is going on all over Oahu not just Honolulu. When I ask him about Makakilo he knows what I am talking about and has answers. I am a proud resident of Makakilo. I know Kirk is the best choice for the Mayor of Honolulu.
I believe in Kirk because he understands the job and has proven himself already as a great mayor. He knows how to fix the issues with the Department of permitting and planning. He can help stop the congestion in the system and move projects forward with out all the hassle and slow downs that occur now due to red tape. I also believe that Kirk has his heart in the job and will do what it takes to be a great Mayor and serve Hawaii’s people.
Kirk will bring experience, proven leadership skills and the character we all admire to Honolulu Hale.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1186
Henry Clay once said, “Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” I believe Kirk Caldwell is an honorable man, who is true to his word. His knowledge,experience, and success in dealing with the issues that face the City and County of Honolulu far surpasses his opponents’. Kirk Caldwell is a trusted and proven leader!
As our City managing director and acting mayor of Honolulu, Kirk demonstrated his leadership abilities by balancing the city budget while launching initiatives to address homelessness, affordable housing and unemployment. He works inclusively with all groups – from organized labor to the private sector and community organizations – to bring about real solutions for today’s toughest issues.
The Hawaii Teamsters & Allied Workers Union, Local 996
I have been a Kirk supporter since 2002! He is honest, caring, thorough, dedicated to the people of Hawaii in everything he does! Hawaii and the working people need a leader with all the attributes Kirk has! He won’t let Hawaii down! Imua KIRK!!!
I believe in Kirk because he is so nice and smart.
We worked with Kirk when he was Managing Director and Mayor and like how he relates to and deals with people. He treats us like real people. He will listen to different perspectives before making a decision and will take the time to explain decisions after he makes them.
Hawaii Fire Fighters Association
Kirk’s sincerity shines through. He’s a capable and honest administrator, a listener, and his priorities are the right ones for our communities.
retiree from Kalama Valley
I support Kirk over the other candidates because he is the best person who has run for office in a number of years. Kirk is empathetic, willing to fairly listen, extremely competent, fully and completely engaged with the workings of the office. I have no doubts that Kirk will be a credit to the office, the city and county and the rest of us. In many ways Kirk is the best person I have ever supported. I have supported many. But it is with Kirk that I feel the fewest reservations and the highest of hopes.There is nothing in Kirk’s past that would have me have any doubts and it should be pointed out although his actual experience was short, his handling of city government was exemplary.
former community and political activist
I believe in Kirk because I think he is a great leader, but more importantly he is a great person. A few years ago when Kirk first joined the City as Managing Director, I had the misfortune to be hospitalized. One of the first people to come and visit me in the hospital was Kirk. I didn’t really know him well at the time, but the time he took to come down and see if I was okay and truly care about my well being says a great deal about the man. Since that time I have seen what great leadership qualities Kirk possesses. So many politicians will campaign that they care about you. The nice thing about Kirk is he is not a politician and I know first hand how he cares about people. We are very lucky to have two quality options for the office of mayor. I can say without hesitation that Kirk represents the best choice and our greatest hope to take Honolulu to the next level and into the future. Kirk really cares and that is something that you can’t say about too many people running for office today.
Serving and protecting has always been a priority on Mr. Kirk Caldwell’s agenda and his mission and his goal. We want somebody that’s gonna focus on the needs of the people of Honolulu and that’s what Mr. Caldwell is all about.
State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers
I support Kirk to be our next Mayor because of his vision of the future, firm but fair leadership/management style, problem solving, support of meaningful projects that benefit our ailing economy, our local labor force, our children, grand children and future generations to come. He believes in people working together and moving together in the same direction. Should there be differences of opinion, Kirk is well versed of the democratic process and finds the best possible solution that the majority can buy in and live with.
Kirk Caldwell will serve our industry and communities well. His legislative and executive experience have made him the candidate of choice.
Operating Engineers Local Union 3
One of the things I find refreshing with Kirk is, unlike other politicians, he hasn’t been in long enough where the system has, I guess, created him to be what most people think politicians are. I like his integrity.
Retired City Administrator and former School Board chair from Manoa
I believe in Kirk because he is very genuine. You’ll always know his thoughts and opinions. There’s nothing hidden.
General Contractor from Pearl City
He has been a friend of labor and working-class people since his days in the Legislature.
Iron Workers Local 625
I met Kirk for the first time this year at one of his fundraisers. I was very impressed with his speech. As the weeks went by, I read about him and listened to his debates and met him several times later again. I decided I will help him in his campaign. He is so sincere and honest. I really believe in him. We need a man like Kirk to be our Mayor.
Retiree from Waikiki-Kapahulu
He’s one of those folks that get up each morning ready to face the challenges to work toward a better future for all of us.
State House of Representatives
I believe in Kirk because when it’s time to choose someone to represent the concerns of all citizens and respond with a balanced and equitable platform, I can depend on him. Kirk has proven he is a unifier, a listener, a man willing to stand up for all. He’s a proven performer at Honolulu Hale. He respects diverse opinion, and knows how to seek solutions while engaging differing perspectives. I want to trust my civic leaders; believe the person is dedicated to leveling the playing field and being honest to the public. Experience and commitment towards improving life for all on Oahu is the common goal. I measure any candidate by these factors, and more, and Kirk has measured up.
Rice Consulting Business Professional
I support Kirk because…he represents a break from the “business as usual” mindset. I truly believe that he has the ability to steer Honolulu in the right direction as he has proven to be the only candidate willing to tackle all of the issues this City faces. Kirk has everyone’s best interest at heart.
East Honolulu/Hawaii Kai
With his experience in federal, state and county government, Mr. Caldwell brings a common-sense approach to addressing the important issues our city faces.
United Public Workers
Kirk will be a great Mayor because of his honesty and desire to serve the people of Oahu. During the debates, Kirk presented himself very well and if elected, he and his administration will run the City and County of Honolulu at the highest level of operations. The people of Oahu will benefit from his actions as Kirk will manage the City and County of Honolulu with dignity and honesty. Destiny is in Kirk’s path to be the next Mayor. Kirk looks and speaks like a true Mayor, I believe in him. YES! YES! YES!
Retiree from Pearl City
I believe in Kirk because of his honesty, integrity and unadulterated approach towards meeting the needs of the people of Hawai’i. He has the experience to approach problems from all different angles – often giving the people a choice and a voice to be heard. Other candidates are one dimensional and are simply in it for the glory. Kirk cares about this place; which is why I would ask that you trust him with your vote – I guarantee he will not disappoint.
CFO from Ewa Beach
We believe in Kirk because he is not only the most knowledgeable and capable candidate, but more important, Kirk is a person that really cares. He not only appreciates the knowledge that he learned growing up, but moreso the educators that impacted his life.
Educators for Kirk
J. Fukushima, D. Matsukawa, S. Arita, L. Learmont, J. Saranchock, I. Miyata, M. Yamashiro, P. Agena, C. Maeshiro, S. Taira, J. Morinaga, J. Husted, O. Fujimori, A. Valdez, S. Rowe, G. Teves, H. Minn, J. Bickel and growing! for more click here