Hannemann Could Run for Hawaii Governor Under New Party

By Nestor Garcia

The door at the State Office of Elections closed at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. That was the deadline to have a petition handed in in order to have a political party placed on the ballot for this year’s election.

For the newly-formed Hawaii Independent Party, it was a close call. Less than 10 minutes before closing time, the party, which wants Mufi Hannemann to consider carrying its banner in this year’s race for Governor, turned in enough signatures to certify the Independents as a political party.

What usually takes at least two weeks to certify signatures took less than four hours to place the party on this year’s ballot.

The Hawaii Independent Party is led by co-chair Charmaine Tavares, the former Mayor of Maui, and Maui realtor Michelle del Rosario.

KHON2 news spoke to Hannemann just minutes before the last batch of petitions with signatures was turned into the State Office of Elections, and he said that three days ago, he did state that he would seriously consider running for Governor for the Hawaii Independent Party, if it had enough certified signatures on its petition.

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10 thoughts on “Hannemann Could Run for Hawaii Governor Under New Party

  1. Electoral Watch

    The New Party is a Communist group that endorsed Obama in his Illinois elections. So I guess that should answer the question on where this guy would come down on the Obama birth cover-up.

  2. Jed Ziggler Post author

    Right. Because who cares about Obama’s policies, let’s worry about where he was born!

    Grow up.

  3. Deran

    God bless you, Electoral Watch/Concerned Hobo Citizen.

    The article’s title means a small “n” new party. The new political party is calling itself the Independent Party. You’re not paying attention. You are thinking of the New Party/Working Pamilies Party. Please don’t be so dense in public. Thank you.

  4. Jed Ziggler Post author

    “God bless you, Electoral Watch/Concerned Hobo Citizen.

    The article’s title means a small “n” new party. The new political party is calling itself the Independent Party. You’re not paying attention. You are thinking of the New Party/Working Pamilies Party. Please don’t be so dense in public. Thank you.”

    Haha I missed that part of his post! lol

  5. Cody Quirk

    So this Hawaii ‘Independent Party’ is far-left?

    Do they have a website up and running yet, or a facebook page?

  6. Jed Ziggler Post author

    No idea if they’re far left or not, Cody. People didn’t read the article & thought this was about the New Party, which doesn’t even exist anymore.

  7. Deran

    There are a couple local articles on the Hawaii Independent Party and to me they sound like a centrist party. A former Mayor of Maui and a Realtor are the party leaders. It doesn’t sound very leftist.

  8. Michelle Del Rosario

    Aloha — As a Co-Chair of the newly founded Hawaii Independent Party (HIP), I appreciate your dialogue and interest. No, my co-founder and I are not communists. Nor are the 2,000 people who signed petitions to certify the party to the Hawaii ballot this election cycle. Our support for the party certification was greatly lifted when former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann indicated he would consider running for Governor under our newly formed party. It was at this point the flood gates opened and momentum began to build. Hannemann brings visibility to this newly formed party that plans to be around for election cycles to come. Mahalo and stay tuned — Michelle Del Rosario; votehawaii2014@gmail.com

  9. Cody Quirk

    Aloha Michelle, and congratulations for getting your party on the ballot- as my party recently got on the ballot in Utah as well.

  10. paulie

    There are a couple local articles on the Hawaii Independent Party and to me they sound like a centrist party. A former Mayor of Maui and a Realtor are the party leaders. It doesn’t sound very leftist.

    They are centrist from everything I have seen.

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