Hawaii doctors, ophthalmologists endorse Aiona

James "Duke" Aiona
James "Duke" Aiona

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two groups representing Hawaii doctors and ophthalmologists are throwing their support behind Republican Lt. Governor James "Duke" Aiona's bid for governor. Aiona on Friday announced the endorsement of the Hawaii Medical Association Political Action Committee (HAMPAC) and the Hawaii Ophthalmological Society.

"Duke Aiona understands the need to put the public's interest above special interests, which includes enacting meaningful tort reform that protects our doctors and hospitals" said ophthalmologist Dr. Joseph Zobian.

Dr. Paul DeMare, chairman of HAMPAC says it backs Aiona and all he stands for. The 250-member group describes itself as a voluntary, non-profit, non-partisan organization of physicians supporting  pro-medicine candidates.

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