CRUZ ON THE BALLOT FOR HAWAII REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS
News Release from Hawaii Republican Party
HONOLULU (January 15, 2016) - Texas Senator Ted Cruz has registered for the March 8, 2016 Hawaii Republican Caucuses. Cruz joins Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and Ohio Governor John Kasich on the ballot.
Hawaii GOP Executive Director Marcia Tagavilla said: “We welcome all Republican Presidential campaigns to Hawaii. We look forward to other Republican Presidential candidates competing for Hawaii’s 16 GOP Convention delegates and helping build voter turnout for the March 8 Caucuses.”
Senator Cruz's Hawaii leadership team includes Rita Kama-Kimura, Willes Lee, and Marissa Kerns.
The outcome of the March 8 voting will directly determine proportional delegate allocation among the competing candidates. In 2012 over 10,000 Hawaii Republicans voted in the Presidential Caucuses.
The Hawaii GOP Caucuses will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM at dozens of voting locations statewide. Voting is open to Hawaii voters with photo ID who sign a GOP membership card at the polling place. Voting locations are posted on the GOP Hawaii website.
For more information on the caucus please click here: 2016 Hawaii Republican Presidential Caucus Information.
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Cruz for President Announces Hawaii Leadership Committee
Files for Hawaii Republican Caucuses
News release from Ted Cruz Campaign January 15, 2016
HOUSTON, Texas- Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced its Hawaii Leadership Committee and filed to be on the ballot for the March 8th, 2016 Hawaii Republican Caucuses. The Cruz Hawaii Leadership Committee consists of Rita Kama-Kimura, Willes Lee and Marissa Kerns.
"Ted Cruz is the most inspirational constitutional conservative of this generation,” said Lee. “From the perspective of my military career and work in the conservative movement, Ted checks all the boxes of America's needs. Personal strength, unflinching candor, and always leading with conservative principals, Cruz is the one we need to return honor and credibility to our United States.”
"We are seeing conservatives around the country come together to support our campaign and Hawaii is no exception," said Cruz. "We have a strong team that is ready to turn out the vote on Election Day, building an enthusiastic group of supporters and volunteers. For their efforts, we will be very competitive and I look forward to working with them to win Hawaii for our campaign."
Rita Kama-Kimura, Hawaii Leadership Committee
Rita is the Hawaii Republican Party HD36 Chair and the Treasurer of the Hawaii Federation of Republican Women.*
Willes is a former Hawaii Republican Party State Chairman and RNC member. He served on the Republican National Convention 2004 and 2008 Platform Committee as a national delegate and served as RNC Assistant General Counsel during the 2012 National Convention.
Marissa is the 1st Vice President for Hawaii Republican Assembly an official chapter of the National Federal of Republican Assemblies that endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Marissa was the Executive Community Leader for Honolulu Tea Party and a Republican candidate for Congressional District 2.
*Title Listed for Name ID purposes only
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