Testimonials & Endorsements

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State of Hawaiʻi Organization of Police Officers

“As our state faces rising crime and a statewide police staffing crisis, our community needs leaders with a proven track record of putting public safety first. We evaluated all of the candidates, Ikaika is the candidate we trust to make our communities safer.”
 
— Robert Cavaco, President of SHOPO
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Hawaiʻi Regional Council of Carpenters

“Ikaika has dedicated his life to public service and has consistently advocated on behalf of Hawaiʻi’s struggling middle class and that is why the Hawaiʻi Regional Council of Carpenters (HRCC) is proud to endorse former Honolulu City Council Chair, Ikaika Anderson, as Lt. Governor of Hawaiʻi in this upcoming election.”
 
— HRCC Executive Secretary-Treasurer Ronald Taketa
 
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International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local #1 of Hawaii

“Ikaika Anderson has a record of collaborative leadership as Council Chair, and that is exactly what we need in a Lieutenant Governor. As an experienced leader, a caring family man, and a thoughtful problem-solver, we believe that Ikaika Anderson is best prepared to move our State forward.”

– Local 1 Business Manager Mel Silva

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United Food & Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) 480

“Ikaika Anderson shares in our belief that TOGETHER, we can make our State better as we endeavor to persevere!”

– UFCW 480 President Pat Loo

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Hawaiʻi Island Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

“He will stand for us and with us to build a better future for our keiki. Hui ʻOihana endorses Ikaika Anderson for the Office of Lieutenant Governor. I also call upon all other Native Hawaiian groups to use our collective voices (and votes) to bring ʻōiwi leadership to Hawaiʻi.”

– Hui ʻOihana President Benson Medina

About

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Ikaika Anderson is a single dad to his four children and is working hard to raise his family in Hawaii. Ikaika’s ‘ohana lives in a multi-generational household with his grandparents, Whitney and Hannie Anderson, who live right next door to Ikaika and his keiki. Ikaika was raised by his grandparents, together with his mother Kim Puchalski and stepfather John Puchalski, during the most formative years of his life.    

 

Ikaika is a loving and supportive father to his daughter Tianni, who lives with her husband Makel in United States Navy housing in Honolulu. Ikaika is a regular at high school sporting events supporting his son Justin, and routinely attends community sports league games in which his son, Kaleb, and daughter, Kaili, participate. 

Ikaika’s pop, Whitney, is a former state legislator and president of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, while Ikaika’s tutu, Hannie, led many canoe paddling organizations and helped empower women to canoe paddle across the Moloka‘i channel.  The civic leadership of his kupuna instilled public service into Ikaika’s heart.

 

Ikaika has 22-years of experience working in the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the Honolulu City Council. He was elected to the Honolulu City Council in a 2009 special election for the seat of the late Barbara Marshall, who he served as a legislative assistant.

 

During his 11-year tenure on the City Council, Ikaika built a reputation as a consensus-building public servant who produces results, listens to the people he represents, and meets tough issues head-on.  As Council Chair, Ikaika collaborated with fellow councilmembers and other city departments as they navigated through the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which included setting up optional COVID-19 testing programs within City Hall as a rapid response site.  He continued to lead-by-example by putting the safety of residents at the forefront.

 

Ikaika’s love and fierce advocacy for the land and people of Hawai‘i have been consistently reflected in the actions he has taken while in public office.  He stopped large-scale commercial tour operators in their attempts to take over treasured parks and beaches.  When a foreign developer attempted to import laborers and inferior materials into Hawai‘i for a major project, Ikaika was unafraid to stand up for the local community; during a public forum, he informed the developer that the project’s priorities were severely out of touch with prioritizing the needs of Hawaii residents, and therefore not needed.

 

Ikaika will provide strong and steady leadership for the people of our state as Hawaii’s next Lt. Governor.