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Cruz Campaign Press Release - Cruz for President Announces Expanded Hawaii Leadership Team

March 07, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the expansion of his Hawaii Leadership Team, with the addition of legislators, Republican Party leaders, and conservative grassroots activists.

"All across this country people are coalescing around our campaign," said Cruz. "We are building a grassroots army all across the state of Hawaii and I am honored to have the support of so many courageous conservatives. With these leaders and our team in every corner of the Aloha State we are positioned to compete for every vote on Caucus night."

State Senator Sam Slom and State Representative Bob McDermott join with the previously announced leadership team of Rita Kama-Kimura, Marissa Kerns, and Willes Lee along with statewide, county, and coalition campaign leaders, plus conservative and Republican activists across the islands.

State Leadership Team Members and Endorsers:

Sam Slom

Hawaii Kai, State Senator for Senate District 9

Bob McDermott

Ewa Beach, State Representative for House District 40

Dick Rowland

Aiea, Founder of Grassroots Institute of Hawaii

Jason Jones

Kapolei, Pro-Life Activist and Award-Winning Filmmaker

Willes Lee

Aina Haina, Executive Vice President of National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Rita Kama-Kimura

Mililani, Treasurer of Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Marissa Kerns

Waianae, Vice President of Hawaii Republican Assembly

Brett Kulbis

Ewa Beach, Republican Chairman of House District 41

David Ware

Kapolei, Conservative Activist

Goldie Cross

Kalaheo, former Republican Chairman of House District 16

Marian Grey

Hawaii Kai, former Vice Chair of Honolulu County Republican Committee

and former Republican Chair of House District 18

Dr. Daniel de Gracia II

Kunia, Republican Chairman of House District 39

James O'Keefe

Hilo, Big Island Regional VP & Director of Hawaii Rifle Association

Tim Means

Wailuku, General Manager for Visitor Industry Dive Shop

Lei Enriques-Fagan

Haiku, Vice Chair Events for Maui County Republican Party

Steve Hinton

Waialua, Membership Chair for Hawaii Republican Assembly

Tracey Clay-Whitehurst

Kapolei, Pro-Life Coalition for Ted Cruz

Courtney Ko

Honolulu, Millennials Coalition for Ted Cruz

Fern Mossman

Kailua, President of Hawaii Federation of Republican Women,

Secretary of Honolulu County Committee

Lora Burbage

Kaneohe, Member of National Federation of Republican Women

Alfred Sarmento and Darline Rita-Sarmento

Kekaha, Conservative Activists

Susan Duffy

Ewa Beach, Senior Research Associate for Ohana Policy Group

Jimmy Kuroiwa

Kaneohe, Hawaii Director at Alliance for Worker Freedom Hawaii

Donna Swygard

Honolulu, former Vice Chair for Coalitions at Hawaii Republican Party

*Titles and affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. No organizational endorsement is intended.

Ted Cruz, Cruz Campaign Press Release - Cruz for President Announces Expanded Hawaii Leadership Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/314839

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