HILO – The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association (HICA) announced its endorsement today of Democrat Mufi Hannemann for Congress from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
Gerald Yamada, HICA Director, stated, “The Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association supports Mufi Hannemann for the U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District, because we know that he understands the construction industry and the vital role it plays to the economy. He has led efforts to create jobs and has the experience and capability to advocate and help launch economic development initiatives in Washington, D.C. that will help our county and State.”
In accepting the endorsement, Hannemann said, “I’m grateful to receive the backing of HICA. Their endorsement is a validation of our campaign’s message that proven experience and bipartisan leadership is needed to put Americans back to work. If elected to Congress, I will put my years of experience in both the public and private sector to create jobs and improve the economy.”
The HICA is now the third major business organization to endorse Hannemann’s candidacy for Congress. Earlier this year, the Realtors® and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association also endorsed Hannemann. HICA represents over 150 contractors from across Hawaii Island. The association was founded in 1958 as the Hilo Contractors’ Association, and was established as the Hawaii Island Contractors’ Association in 1960.