Hawaii GOP on Candidate Search

October 1st, 2009

The Hawaii Republican Party, which is approaching one of its all-time lows in terms of legislative members has started a candidate recruitment drive.

Dubbed “You Like Run?” the campaign is headed by Rep. Lynn Finnegan (R, Mapunapuna-Foster Village) House minority leader.

“We are always looking for great candidates, this month and beyond,” said Finnegan.

“I hope that our ‘You Like Run?’ campaign helps Republican Party members and supporters start thinking about referring their child’s teacher,  their neighbor or even themselves to run for elected office.”

Finnegan says the Hawaii GOP has already gotten inquiries from “men and women with an array of ethnic backgrounds, from flight attendants and stay at home moms to small business owners and heads of non-profit organizations.”

Republicans now hold two seats in the 25-member state Senate and six in the 51-member state House.

The lowest GOP memebrship was in 1993 when there were four house members and three senators.

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