Eddie Pirkowski

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Eddie Pirkowski
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Hawaii
PartyRepublican
Personal
Place of birthUSA
ProfessionCEO
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Eddie Pirkowski was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii.[1] He was defeated by Cam Cavasso in the Republican primary on August 9, 2014.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Hawaii. Pirkowski was defeated by Linda Lingle in the Republican primary on August 11, 2012.[3]

Biography

Education:[4]

  • Wharton Advanced Management Program (AMP)
  • Drexel University Graduate School of Business
  • NJIT/NCE Bachelor of Science BSME

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Pirkowski lists the following themes on his campaign website:

  • American exceptionalism: "Restore America to lead the world again by always keeping its word, treating all people, countries and religions with absolute honor,integrity,respect,trust,commitment and country. Restore America to the shining light of freedom and trust as a model of leadership and peace for the world. Restore America to regain world leadership and all peoples respect, status and honor by always doing the right thing, and always honoring our word and acting with respect, honor, integrity and trust. Restore American to fight for what is right, and always do what is right for America and all the people of the world."
  • New Arab spring issues: "Restore America’s leadership by supporting freedom worldwide."
  • Russia/China/Ukraine/Georgia: New peace agreements with all options on the table...Coordinate response with coalition partners with solid agreements with all coalition partners including Iraq, Russia and China
  • Iran: "Peace agreement and ultimatum for Iran nuclear energy only with absolute safeguards with all military and diplomatic options on the table...Agreement with Iran for nuclear power industry, Iran to sign nuclear non proliferation agreements with Russia and China. Agreement with Iran to eliminate non energy nuclear,chemical and biological weapons. With new start to create trust and respect. Create a new peace treaty with Iran, Iraq,Israel,Russia and China signed by all coalition partners."
  • Syria/Iraq: "Ultimatum for Syria/Iraq with all military options on the table, immediate cease fire agreement with Syria/Iraq, Russia and China, stop killing of civilians, negotiate peace or face consequences. Agreement with Russia and China for Syria/Iraq nuclear/clean energy industry only with absolute safeguards. Coordinate and sign with all coalition partners agreements with all coalition partners for peace. Agreement to eliminate Syria/Iraq's nuclear,chemical and biological weapons to restore trust and peace."
  • Israel/Palestine: "Ultimatum for Israel and Palestine, new peace agreement with 2014 signing, to create new Palestine with all disputes settled or no further support period for Israel or Palestine with all options on the table signed by all allies. Time for this war to end period and stop the generations of killing."
  • Iraq: Stop terrorists in their tracks,new coalition,no fly zone, joint effort to restore Iraq, new reliable energy grid infrastructure, new nuclear/clean power and assist alternative energy solar, wind, wave and hydrogen energy industries, agreements with Iraq, Iran, Russia and China to stop Iran supplied weapons to Iraq, Iraq peace, reduce and eliminate Iraq family hunger, homelessness, energy, utility and food shortages."
  • India/Pakistan: "Peace/ trade agreements,restore reliability to India transmission/ generation energy grid, infrastructure, new nuclear power and assist alternative energy solar, wind, wave and hydrogen energy industries,build new industries,food to reduce and eliminate family hunger, homelessness and food shortages.."
  • New Arab spring countries and all allies worldwide: new Arab spring common framework for freedom, restrengthen allies support and capabilities both offensive and defensive shield capabilities."
  • New strengthen NATO and all NATO allies worldwide: "New NATO initiative to add Georgia and Ukraine and restrengthen NATO allies support and capabilities both offensive and defensive shield capabilities, peace agreement with Russia/China."

[5]

—Eddie Pirkowski, Campaign website, [6]

On The Issues Vote Match

Eddie Pirkowski's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members and some candidates based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Pirkowski is a Moderate Conservative. Pirkowski received a score of 40 percent on personal issues and 70 percent on economic issues.[7]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[8]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Neutral Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Favors
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Unknown
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Unknown Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Unknown Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[7]

Campaign themes

2014

According to Pirkowski's website, his campaign themes include:[9]

  • Jobs: "Creating Jobs, Jobs, Jobs for ALL the people of Hawaii Bringing and Creating New Businesses in Hawaii."
  • Zero Taxes: "Cutting or Eliminating Hawaii Taxes Zero Tax State, Zero Business Taxes, Zero Capital Gains Tax and Zero Estate Tax."
  • Early Education: "Focus on Early Childhood Education through New PhD Programs, News Education Benefits, New Teaching R&D Centers Make Hawaii the nation's leader in education."
  • New Technology R&D Centers by Industry: "Bring New Green Industries to Hawaii Expand from 4 Industries to 27, Create New Leaders of Today and Tommorrow."
  • Wars: "Stop the wars and bring our families together with victory – All the girls, mothers,and the grandmothers need to stand up and stop the killing of our children in wars around the world!"
  • Regreen: "Regreening of all the Hawaiian Islands,replanting forests,restocking oceans and waterways with fish to bring back the rain and protect the Aina of Hawaii,Bring back Family Farms and Gardens."
  • Energy: "New Flow Conversion Technologies for CLEAN LIMITLESS ENERGY on ocean floor between islands and new desalination plants for clean water for all islands."
  • Defense: "High tech defense for Hawaii in all military and non-military police,firefighters and emergency response."
  • Death Penalty: "Strong deterrent yes, anti-gang provisions, anti-corruption laws, 3 strikes, strong judges."
  • Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid: "Protect benefits, cut waste, duplication, cap malpractice lawsuit, cut malpractice insurance costs."

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2014

Pirkowski ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent Hawaii.[10] He was defeated by Cam Cavasso in the Republican primary on August 9, 2014.[2]

U.S. Senate, Hawaii Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCam Cavasso 72.4% 25,621
John Roco 12.3% 4,347
Harry Friel 9.6% 3,412
Eddie Pirkowski 5.7% 2,008
Total Votes 35,388
Source: 99% reporting; Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Hawaii, 2012

Eddie Pirkowski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Hawaii. Pirkowski was defeated by Linda Lingle in the Republican primary on August 11, 2012.[3]

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References

  1. Hawaii Elections, "Candidates," accessed June 3, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Hawaii Primary Results," accessed August 10, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 AP Results, "Hawaii Senate Primary Election Results" accessed August 12, 2012
  4. [Email submission by candidate to BP Staff]
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  6. Eddie Pirkowski for U.S. Senate, "FULL GOP CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM EDDIE PIRKOWSKI US SENATOR HAWAII 2014 CANDIDATE," accessed July 28, 2014
  7. 7.0 7.1 On The Issues, "Eddie Pirkowski Vote Match," accessed July 21, 2014
  8. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
  9. Eddie for U.S. Senate Hawaii 2014, "Home-Platform," accessed July 21, 2014
  10. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named list