On the Campaign Trail

Kane to hold Wailuku fundraiser

Maui County Council candidate Dain Kane will hold a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku, according to an announcement.

The event will feature pupu, dinner, music by Ron Kuala’au and Keali’i Seabury and door prizes.

Cost is a suggested donation of $25 per person. Children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Kane is seeking the council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat.

For more information, call 280-1980 or send email to dainkane@yahoo.com.


Rebolledo rally set for Wednesday

The campaign committee for Gil Rebolledo will hold a rally from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for the Republican seeking the Central Maui 8th House District seat, according to an announcement.

The free event includes entertainment, food, guest speakers and the opportunity to meet the candidate.

On the Campaign Trail

Sugimura event set for Oct. 5

Maui County Council candidate Yuki Lei Sugimura will host a campaign event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Yokouchi Estate in Wailuku, according to an announcement.

The event will feature the cuisine of chefs Travis Morrin, Jaron Blosser and Cody Christopher of Three’s Bar & Grill.

Sugimura is seeking the council’s Upcountry residency seat.

The Yokouchi Estate is at 2471 W. Main St.

Tickets are available for a suggested $50 donation. For tickets or more information, contact Pam Harima at 385-2305.


Candidate forum to be held Oct. 3

The Maui Filipino Working Group will sponsor a forum for Maui County Council candidates from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Binhi at Ani Community Center in Kahului, according to an announcement.

Candidates will be questioned on issues such as housing, social services, immigrant services, youth and elder programs. All County Council candidates are invited to the event, which is free and open to the public.

Voter registration forms will be available. Heavy pupu will be served.

The center is at 780 Onehee Ave., across from Maui Waena Intermediate School.

The group was formed to educate the community about social justice and cultural issues that affect Filipino-Americans. It is working in partnership with the Maui Filipino Community Council and the Binhi at Ani Filipino Community Center.

For more information, call Cornelia Soberano at 298-3948.


Questions sought for candidates

The Kihei Community Association is accepting suggested questions for an Oct. 18 forum for six candidates seeking seats on the Maui County Council, the association announced.

The candidates invited to the forum are: Alika Atay and Dain Kane, both seeking the council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat; Council Member Don Couch and Kelly King, seeking the South Maui seat; and Napua Greig-Nakasone and Yuki Lei Sugimura, the Upcountry seat.

Questions may be sent to kca@gokihei.org. The nonprofit will compile the most popular questions and ask them of the candidates at the October forum.

“We used this process for our primary candidate forum, and our membership felt it was highly successful,” said association President Mike Moran. He will serve as the forum moderator.

For more information, call (508) 499-9996 or go to www.gokihei.org.

On The Campaign Trail

Council candidate forum set for Sept. 13

Maui County Council candidates will be appearing at a forum hosted by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 13 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu.

Retired Judge Boyd Mossman, who is a board member of the chamber, will moderate the forum with assistance from other board members. Candidates will receive prepared questions in advance, but audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions that night as time permits, according to a news release.

“Our members are naturally most interested in Maui’s business environment and Hawaiian well-being, two issues that go hand-in-hand,” said chamber President Teri Freitas Gorman. “For example, the scarcity of workforce housing on Maui negatively affects both business owners and our island-born people. We hope to hear from candidates with tangible plans for immediate action.”

No-host cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m. with pupu prepared by Hoapili Ane. Admission is $20 for members, who pay in advance, at www.mnhcoc.org or $25 at the door. Nonmembers will pay $30 at the door.

The deadline for RSVPs is Sept. 11.

For more information, visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 298-5071 or 633-3079.