Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Will Kim Coco Make More Electoral History This Saturday?
She was twice elected to the Hawaii State Board of Education in 2006 and 2010, becoming the first out trans person to be elected to a statewide office. Now the former member of the Hawaiian Human Rights Commission is attempting to become the lieutenant governor of the Aloha State
Iwamoto has been endorsed by the UNITE HERE Local 5 union that reps over 11,000 Hawaiian hospitality, health and food service workers and the Maui Times. The Local 5 endorsement is considered a major one in Hawaiian politics, and she has been surging in the polls in the runup to the election with a lot of people still trying to make up their minds about who will be their next lieutenant governor.
Here's hoping that happens for Kim Coco and for our community. We'll find out if it does this Saturday.