On The Campaign Trail

Gov. Ige campaign to hold rally for volunteers, supporters

Gov. David Ige’s re-election campaign will hold a rally for volunteers, supporters and guests from 5:30 to 8 p.m. May 9 at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

Ige will give an update on his campaign’s “growing momentum in fundraising, grass-roots efforts and constituency support from all islands,” an announcement said. “He will also discuss key issues and his vision for the island of Maui and the state of Hawaii.”

For more information, contact Kili Namauu at 283-7733 or via email at kili@ahapunanaleo.org.

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King announces candidacy for OHA at-large seat

Samuel Wilder King II has announced his candidacy for the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ at-large seat.

Voters statewide choose the candidate to fill the seat.

In an announcement, King said the position will have a “significant impact” on the future of OHA as it emerges from problems discovered in a recent audit.

“It is distressing that OHA has not taken sufficient action with respect to the audit and the chief executive officer,” he said. “Native Hawaiians, and all the people of Hawaii, deserve an Office of Hawaiian Affairs dedicated to solving the bread-and-butter issues of indigenous Hawaiians — better housing, better jobs, better health care and the celebration and preservation of Hawaiian culture.”

For more information, visit www.VoteSamKing.com.

* On the Campaign Trail is a public service for candidates to publicize fundraisers, public appearances and other campaign-related events. Announcements must be submitted at least one week in advance of the event and should include a contact name and number. Announcements may be dropped off at The Maui News building in Wailuku, mailed to “Campaign Trail,” Editorial Department, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793, faxed to 242-9087, or e-mailed to editor@mauinews.com. For more information, call 242-6343.

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