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Ray L’Heureux Launches Republican Campaign for Governor
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 9792 Views :: Politicians, Republican Party


Pledges to Bring Trust and Confidence back to Government with sound servant leadership

AUDIO: Ray L’Heureux on Rick Hamada Show

News Release from L’Heureux Campaign

Honolulu, Hawaii – Friday, April 6th 2018 – Ray L’Heureux, President & Chairman of The Education Institute of Hawaii, Former Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Facilities and Support Services, and Retired Marine, declared his candidacy for Governor of the State of Hawaii today. The announcement was made at the Natatorium in Waikiki.

I am privileged and honored to announce my candidacy for Governor of Hawaii. I have a compelling vision and common message of leadership for all. I will bring a comprehensive set of big ideas to address the challenges facing Hawaii today, and most certainly our children in the not so distant future. My candidacy will focus on a succinct message of statesman-like leadership for all instead of the politician brand style of leadership that has not served Hawaii or its people optimally. The voters of Hawaii should have and deserve another viewpoint, a fresh set of ideas, and a different voice rather than the one size fits all government that has accepted the minimum as the standard for too long.

In my candidacy, I will seek the voice and concerns of all Hawaii citizens that have carried an untenable tax burden for too long, and commit to a fiscal transparency campaign that will answer their question of “where is my tax dollar being spent?”

A system is designed perfectly for the results it is currently getting. I would submit that we need to change the system to achieve the results we deserve, and that we pay for.

Most importantly, the primary role of any public servant should be to be an advocate for the people of the State. I promise to be that advocate. There are many challenging issues that will need to be discussed and solutions planned for, but my three main focus areas will be public education, infrastructure, and the economy.

The issues before us will demand an era of balancing fiscal responsibility with servant leadership. I believe that one of the tenets of servant leadership is the art of creating greatness in others I will strive to put confidence and trust back into a Government that is results driven and functions with the people it serves as its priority.

I look forward to a positive campaign, meeting citizens, and tackling the challenges that face us all.

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Honolulu, Hawaii – Friday, April 6th 2018 -- Steve Lipscomb announced from the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial today that he is seeking election to Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii with the Republican Party. Lipscomb comes from the military, business and information technology (IT) sectors and enters this race a political outsider.

"I'm excited to announce my candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. My primary focus is on what I call the '3 Es': Economy, Education and Environment.  I'm a fiscal conservative -- it's critical that we keep both our taxes and our expenses as low as possible and to ensure the factors that result in a healthy economy are foremost in our actions.  I want our kids to excel in school and compete favorably across the United States, but also find satisfying job opportunities here in the islands.  Lastly, I want to ensure our local environment remains healthy, especially in support of our economy.  That means taking care of our paradise by having a healthy ocean, land, and beaches."

Lipscomb chose to announce from the Natatorium to highlight the decline of this memorial to World War I veterans from the territory of Hawaii. "My grandfather came to America from Italy, served as a Private in WWI, and received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained on the battlefield. My vision is to see this monument restored to its original glory as a tribute to those who served, and also as a fun place for all of us to gather to enjoy the outdoors."

A retired Air Force combat veteran and strategic airlift pilot, Lipscomb made his final move to Hawaii in 2007. After his Air Force retirement, Lipscomb ran Dell's Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) - Pacific business for 3 years focused on Army and Air Force IT requirements and then directed and managed Microsoft's OCONUS-Pacific business for 6 years concentrating on nearly all Department of Defense units in the pacific. "When I retired from the Air Force in 2007, we could have moved anywhere -- we chose Hawaii."

"I have a vision for the impact that the office of Lieutenant Governor can have. In reinventing this role, I'll ensure that 'we the people' get maximum value and I'll be a voice in support of my 3 Es.  I need your help to 'Revive Hawaii Now!'"

For inquiries please see Lipscomb's website at, or email him at 

Steve Lipscomb

"Revive Hawaii Now"

PO Box 290194

Honolulu, HI 96824


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