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Civil Beat Candidate Q&A: House District 1 - Donna Mercado Kim

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Friday, June 29, 2018 9:58 PM

State Senator Donna Mercado Kim Receives 
The Hawaii Carpenters Union endorsement in the 
1st Congressional District Race

Media Release:

June 29,2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Honolulu, HI –The Hawai‘i Regional Council of Carpenters, Hawai‘i’s largest construction trade union representing 6,500 working men and women across the state announced todayits endorsement of State Senator Donna Mercado Kim to become the nextcongresswoman from Hawai’i.

“Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer Ron Taketa said, “It is clear to us that in this crowded field of candidates Senator Donna Kim is best equipped to be Hawaii’s voice in Washington D.C. Her service of more than 30 years representing the people of Urban Honolulu at both the state and county level make her the most prepared on the issues and challenges of the district.”

“Donna Kim is not afraid to take a hard stance against waste and corruption in government, and when it comes to the middle class and protecting the rights and pay for workers, we know Donna will fiercely stand up and be a voice we can count on.” Taketa added.

”This endorsement is very special to me. Not only because my dad was a lifelong member of the Carpenter’s Union, but also because the Carpenters were the only Union to take a chance and endorse me in my first race in 1982 where I won by just 29 votes. So, I am honored to have the Carpenters at my side in this campaign” said Kim. “My father instilled in me his strong character and tireless work ethic. I continue to honor his memory by applying his lessons in my daily life as I serve the people of Hawai’i.”

Donna Mercado Kim has more than three decades in elective office. Born and raised in Kalihi, Kim has served on the City Council, State House of Representatives and in the State Senate.


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:12 PM

Maritime Industry endorses Senator Donna Mercado Kim 
for the 1st Congressional District Race

Media Release:

June 27,2018
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Honolulu, HI –The Maritime Industry unions including the Hawai'i's Masters, Mates and Pilots, Seafarers, Marine Engineer’, Beneficial Association, Sailors’, Union of the Pacific, Marine Firemen’s Union, and the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific endorse Senator Donna Mercado Kim for the 1stCongressional District Race.

“Mahalo Nui Loa to the Maritime Industry for their endorsement! I'm greatly humbled to have earned their support” said Kim. “America’s maritime industry is vital to our island state, accounting for thousands of jobs and infusing $1.8 billion into Hawaii’s economy each year.

A strong domestic maritime industry is critical to accessing the goods local families need to lead productive, healthy lives. That’s why I support the Jones Act and other measures that support this vital segment of our economy and which is also so important to our national security.”

Kim is the most experienced candidate in the race, with more than three decades in elective office. Born and raised in Kalihi, Kim has served on the City Council, State House of Representatives and in the State Senate.


Friday, June 22, 2018 9:36 PM

State Senator Donna Mercado Kim receives endorsement from the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union

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June 22, 2018
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State Senator Donna Mercado Kim receives endorsement from the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union

Honolulu, HI –The International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union Local 142 announced today its endorsement of State Senator Donna Mercado Kim to become the next congresswoman from Hawai’i. The announcement was made earlier today at a meeting for union leadership, members, and retirees.

“Donna has a proven track record for fighting for working families in Hawai`i and we can count on her to fight for us in Washington,” said ILWU Local 142 President Donna Domingo. “Senator Kim was born and raised in Hawai’i in a working-class family and shares our same values and hard work ethic. I’m confident her leadership and experience make her the best Representative for us in Congress.” said Domingo.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement from ILWU Local 142 and the hard-working men and women they represent. I will fight to protect and support working families every day that I am in Congress,” Kim said. “They represent the core of who we are as a nation;and their economic livelihood is under threat.”

The International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union Local 142 represents nearly 18,000 members in Hawai‘i who live and work on all the islands. Members are employed in every major industry including longshore, tourism, agriculture, health, and retail. Members include housekeepers, medical technicians, truck drivers, cashiers, and many others.

The latest independent poll has Kim positioned as the front-runner for the August primary election. She has raised more than $400,000, giving her the resources to reach every voter with her message for quality public education, women’s rights, and protecting Social Security and Medicare.

Kim is the most experienced candidate in the race, with more than three decades in elective office. Born and raised in Kalihi, Kim has served on the City Council, State House of Representatives and in the State Senate.


Monday, June 4, 2018 9:40 PM

State Senator Donna Mercado Kim officially files to become next Congresswoman to represent Hawaii’s 1st District

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June 4th, 2018
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State Senator Donna Mercado Kim officially files to become next Congresswoman to represent Hawaii’s 1st District

Honolulu, HI – State Senator Donna Mercado Kim will file her nomination papers on Monday, June 4th at 3:30 pm at the Office of Elections, 235 S. Beretania, to formally enter the race to become the next Congresswoman to represent Hawaii’s 1st District. Kim will be joined by family and friends as she takes the Oath.

“I am tremendously honored and humbled to take this formal step to become the next Congresswoman to represent Hawaii’s First Congressional District. This campaign has always been about the people of the First District and as I take the Oath to run for Congress today, I am motivated by the families, students and, kupuna who have asked me to be their warrior in Washington, D.C.” said Kim.

The latest independent poll has Kim positioned as the front-runner for the August primary election. She has raised more than $400,000, giving her the resources to reach every voter with her message for affordable health care, quality public education and protecting social security and Medicaid.

Kim is the most experienced candidate in the race, with more than 3 decades in elective office. Born and raised in Kalihi, Kim has served on the City Council, State House of Representatives and in the State Senate.

State Senator Kim has spent her career fighting for quality public school education and protecting women’s healthcare.


Monday, May 14, 2018 9:28 PM

Senator Donna Mercado Kim earns Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 50 endorsement in 1st Congressional District race

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May 14, 2018
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Born and raised in Kalihi, and now living in Honolulu, where she represents the 14th District in the State Senate, Kim vows to protect Hawaii’s interests in Washington.

Honolulu, HI – State Senator Donna Mercado Kim announced today that her campaign has earned the endorsement of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 50. The announcement was made at the union’s hall at 2240 Young St. in Honolulu, among union leadership, members and retirees.

“Our members trust that Donna’s breadth of experience fighting for working people make her an effective champion for working families in Congress. We need a representative that will make advocating for our members’ rights their top priority,”
said Ryden Valmoja, District Council 50 Business Manager.

“I am honored and grateful to accept the endorsement of District Council 50 and the over 2,000 hard-working men and women they represent. I have spent my career fighting for workers and working families. As a member of Congress, I will continue to be the warrior for Hawai’i’s workers; advocating for living wages and working to create a brighter future for their families," said Kim.

Kim has dedicated her life to public service, first as a member of the State House of Representatives, then Honolulu City Council and as a leader in the State Senate. She has a record of delivering for her constituents and will take her experience to DC to protect Social Security and Medicare, fight to increase the minimum wage and improve our public schools.

District Council 50 represents Hawai‘i’s construction finishing trades, including approximately 2,000 members of Painters Local Union 1791; Glaziers Architectural Metal and Glassworkers Local Union 1889; Carpet, Linoleum and Soft Tile Local Union 1926; Drywall Tapers Finisher Local Union 1944; and Specialty Workers Local Union 1941. For more information, visit www.dc50.org.



Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:30 PM

Momentum building for Senator Donna Mercado Kim

Media Release:

April 14, 2018
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Honolulu, HI – State Senator Donna Mercado Kim announced today that her campaign had raised over $225,000 in her second quarter of fundraising, with over 90% from supporters who reside in Hawai’i. Kim is running for Congress in Hawai’i’s 1st District, for the seat being vacated by Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

Kim, who was the leading Democratic candidate in fourth-quarter fundraising, starts this year with strong Q1 results. Today’s announcement builds on that fundraising advantage.

“Today’s announcement reflects much more than dollars raised – it is a demonstration of the widespread support and growing momentum behind my campaign. I am especially humbled and grateful that over 90% of this support comes from individuals in our island home, who are giving what they can,” said Kim, who has served Honolulu constituents first as a member of the House of Representatives, member of the City Council and now a leader in the State Senate. “Mahalo to everyone who has given financial support offered their time to volunteer and opened their homes to me over the course of this campaign. Today’s announcement shows that our message to protect our kupuna and fight for educational opportunities for our Keiki resonates with voters.”

Kim has dedicated her life to public service, first as a member of the House of Representatives, member of the Honolulu City Council and as a leader in the State Senate. She has a record of delivering for her constituents and will take her experience to DC to protect Social Security and Medicare, fight to increase federal funding and improve our public schools.


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