HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers unanimously endorsed U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for governor of Hawaii on Tuesday.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning at the SHOPO Honolulu Chapter main office hall.
"We feel Colleen will bring strength, trust and confidence back to the governor's office," said SHOPO President Malcolm F. Lutu in a news release.
"Colleen is a clear, tough-minded ally in enforcing the law and working cooperatively to preserve peace and a safe environment for the people of Hawaii, and she has proven her willingness to stand up for law enforcement in support of our mission to serve with integrity and professionalism," Lutu said.
Established in 1971, SHOPO represents county police officers throughout the State of Hawaii.
This is the first endorsement of a 2018 Hawaii candidate for governor by a public-sector union.