Hawaii Poll shows commanding lead for Rick Blangiardi in mayor’s race

Rick Blangiardi holds a solid double-­digit lead over fellow first-time candidate Keith Amemiya in the race for Honolulu mayor, according to the latest Hawaii Poll. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll shows the retired broadcast executive with 49% support among survey participants versus 36% for Amemiya with less than three weeks before… Read More

Civil Beat column criticizes Amemiya tactics

In her Civil Beat column today, Lee Cataluna comments on the negative campaign tactics by candidate Keith Amemiya. In the column, Cataluna writes: In a mayoral campaign that’s supposed to be an even match between two smart jocks, somebody has to blow a whistle on Keith Amemiya for unsportsmanlike… Read More

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Endorses Blangiardi

Following in-depth interviews with both candidates, the editorial board of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser says that “Blangiardi best choice for mayor.” Here are key excerpts from the endorsement. “This is not a conventional mayoral election year in Hawaii, judging by the configuration of the Honolulu race.             Neither of the two… Read More

Rick Blangiardi’s Roadmap to Recovery: His First 90 Days

Rick Blangiardi, candidate for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, has released a Roadmap to Recovery to help navigate his first 90 days in office if elected to Honolulu Hale. Rick’s First 90 Days: Roadmap to Recovery Creating Opportunities from Crisis is a leadership approach to the current… Read More

UHPA Endorses Rick Blangiardi for Mayor

The University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA) has announced their endorsement for Rick Blangiardi for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. The decision was based on the faculty-driven political endorsement committee and confirmed by the full UHPA board. “The UHPA feels strongly that Rick can best meet… Read More

Insulators Local 132 Supports Rick Blangiardi for Mayor

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 132 announces their endorsement for Rick Blangiardi for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Local 132 is part of nearly 100 Insulators unions across North America celebrating more than 115 years as an organized workforce. “We… Read More

Blangiardi Endorsed by Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters

The Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters (“HRCC ”) endorses Rick Blangiardi for Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. The Hawaii Carpenters is the largest construction trade union representing 6,500 members. “Our union recognizes the impact Rick will have as Mayor,” says Ronald Taketa, HRCC Executive Secretary Treasurer. “Throughout… Read More

Rick Bangiard Endorsed by ILWU

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142 today announced their endorsement of Rick Blangiardi as the next Mayor of Honolulu. William “Baba” Haole, ILWU Local 142 Longshore Division Director, said: “Rick Blangiardi is the leader Honolulu needs now. We need a Mayor that can tackle the vast challenges… Read More

Colleen Hanabusa backs Rick Blangiardi in race for mayor

Former mayoral candidate and one-time U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa announced she was is backing her former opponent Rick Blangiardi for the Mayor. Hanabusa finished a close third in the primary election with strong support across the island. Hanabusa said that Blangiardi is the one she trusts to lead the city… Read More

Mayoral race analysis shows Blangiardi won 26 of 34 districts in primary election

A Hawaii News Now analysis also shows that Blangiardi won in all but eight House Districts and held double-digit percentage point leads in places like Hawaii Kai and Kailua. “That shows he has broad support and it’s not concentrated in any one area. So I think that’s a good sign… Read More

Blangiardi wins primary race for Honolulu Mayor

Political newcomer Rick Blangiardi took first place in the primary election for Honolulu Mayor, in a field of 15 candidates, include Keith Amemiya, who finished second, former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, City Councilwoman Kym Pine and former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann. Blangiardi and Amemiya will advance to the general election… Read More

Civil Beat-HNN poll: As election nears, a leader in Honolulu mayor’s race emerges

Former television executive Rick Blangiardi has a solid edge over his opponents in the race to be the next mayor of Honolulu. Twenty-seven percent of Oahu voters surveyed in the latest Civil Beat/Hawaii News Now poll favor Blangiardi. He leads former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and businessman Keith Amemiya, who… Read More