Hawaii State Teachers Association

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Hawaii State Teachers Association
Website:Official Website
The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) became a formally incorporated organization in 1971. Together with the National Education Association, it advocates the interests of its members in both the state and federal government.[1]

Mission Statement[2]

The mission of the Hawaii State Teachers Association is to:
  • Support and enhance the professional roles of teachers
  • Advocate teachers' interests
  • Collaborate with all segments of the community to assure quality public education for Hawaii's youth
  • Promote human and civil rights to support and nurture diversity in our multifaceted community.

Vision Statement[2]

"The Hawaii State Teachers Association is a focused, dynamic organization of involved members collaboratively creating quality public education."

Campaign Contributions

State Candidates


In 2010, the HSTA contributed a total of $32,420 to state senate candidates and $27,600 to state house candidates. It was the 3rd largest donor to both state senator and state representative campaigns.

The top 7 recipients of campaign contributions from the HSTA in 2010 were:[3]

Candidate Amount Result
Democratic Party Neil Abercrombie, Governor $6,000 Approveda
Democratic Party Gary Hooser, Lieutenant Governor $6,000 Defeatedd
Democratic Party Brian E. Schatz, Lieutenant Governor $6,000 Approveda
Democratic Party Ronald Kouchi, State Senator $4,000 Approveda
Democratic Party Chuck Prentiss, State Senator $4,000 Defeatedd
Democratic Party Larry Price, State Senator $4,000 Defeatedd
Independent Roger Kiyoshi Takabayashi, Board of Education $4,000 Defeatedd

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