Sunday, January 24, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club Endorse Iwasa for Council
By Natalie Iwasa @ 10:54 PM :: 3846 Views :: Honolulu County, Politicians

Natalie Iwasa Campaign Gains Momentum with Two Key Endorsements

Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club of Hawaii Support Indicates Alignment with Key Voter Concerns

News Release from Iwasa Campaign

(Honolulu, Hawaii), July 22, 2014 – Honolulu City Council District 4 (East Oahu) candidate Natalie Iwasa picked up key endorsements from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Sierra Club of Hawaii. The Star-Advertiser made their announcement today, noting Iwasa’s involvement with many civic and environmental groups and her constant presence at the Council’s full sessions over the past four years.

“As a certified public accountant, her testimony is constructive — in 2009 she analyzed plans for new lighting along Lunalilo Home Road and persuaded the Council to revamp the project, saving the city money upfront and through the years via lower electricity costs,” said the Star-Advertiser.

Last Wednesday’s endorsement letter from the Sierra Club of Hawaii stated that her “demonstrated commitment” to protecting Hawaii’s environment for future generations was the reason they have chosen to support her campaign. Iwasa is the current chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee for the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board. She is also a member of Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, a nonprofit that promotes the sustainability of East Honolulu communities, and is the co-founder and president of Cycle On Hawaii, a nonprofit that aims to make Oahu roads bicycle-friendly.

“I am truly honored to have received endorsements from such respected organizations that represent the views of such a large number of District 4 constituents,” Iwasa said. “I believe I can bring a renewed focus on fiscal accountability, government transparency, and maintaining essential programs without raising taxes.”

#     #     #

About Natalie Iwasa:  Natalie Iwasa is everybody’s candidate for City Council District 4. A certified public accountant, mother of two and long-time East Honolulu resident, Iwasa is perhaps best known for her hands-on approach. In 2007-2008, Iwasa organized and led the campaign resulting in all but 3 O’ahu neighborhood boards’ adoption of resolutions that put pressure on the Honolulu City Council and State of Hawaii to follow-through on bicycle safety legislation. Iwasa also organized the Hawaii Kai program to implement Safe Routes to School for children who walk and bike to school. Iwasa currently serves on the Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board and has attended nearly 98 percent of all full sessions of the City Council for four years to pre-build effective working relationships with councilmembers and to understand the mechanics and process of effective representation. Natalie promises to hit the ground running rather than spending her freshman year learning the ropes. For more information, visit


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii


Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii