Testimonials & Endorsements
State of Hawaiʻi Organization of Police Officers
Hawaiʻi Regional Council of Carpenters
“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
“Ikaika Anderson shares in our belief that TOGETHER, we can make our State better as we endeavor to persevere!”
– UFCW 480 President Pat Loo
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
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
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.