HSTA endorses Senator IgeUPDATED 8:12 PM HST Feb 16, 2014Video Transcript
State Senator David Ige got a big nod from the Hawaii State Teachers Association this afternoon. The union is backing Ige in the democratic primary race for governor. At the H-S-T-A headquarters, Ige said his personal experience in the public schools allows him to know what education needs. I'M MARRIED TO A TEACHER, I'VE BEEN THRU THE PUBLIC SYSTEM, I REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSROOM EACH AND EVERYDAY. I KNOW THE CHALLENGES TEACHERS FACE. SO YES I'M GREATLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS ENDORSMENT BECAUSE IT REINFORCES THE VALUES THAT I HAVE AND MY FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM." Senator Ige is running against the incumbent, Governor Neil Abecrombie. .