Sierra Club endorses David Ige
The Hawaii Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed David Ige for governor, and his running mate. Shan Tsutsui.
“Senator Ige is committed to preventing climate change and taking realistic steps to adapt to it,” said Scott Glenn, Chair of the Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter. “We have confidence that Senator Ige will move Hawai`i toward a more sustainable future when he is elected governor. He supports efforts to modernize Hawai`i’s electrical grid and facilitate increases in rooftop solar. Ige is supportive of local agriculture, and wants to complete the process of identifying, prioritizing and protecting agricultural lands to ensure that they are used effectively to produce food for local consumption. He is committed to preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species, and wants to stabilize funding for the invasives inspection program. Senator Ige was also involved in the development of the State Water Code, and understands the importance of protecting our water resources for future generations.”
Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Ige was barely known to Hawaii voters when he trounced Gov. Neil Abercrombie last month in the biggest upset of an incumbent governor in a primary election in U.S. history.
Today, the 57 year-old Ige’s name is widely recognized here but most residents still don’t know much about him as a person or as a candidate. They probably are unaware that he kept his parents in the dark after prestigious colleges such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepted him, and to this day he irons his own clothes and cooks his family’s everyday meals, and that he once liked to “toilet paper” his friends’ cars.
Senator Chun Oakland talks about David Ige
Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland discusses how David Ige will make an excellent governor for the people of Hawaii. They served together in the Hawaii State Legislature for over 20 years, so Susie knows David very well and shares her feelings about him, explaining how he has both a sharp mind and a strong heart, with vast experience that will make him an outstanding leader for Hawaii.