On The Campaign Trail

Guzman hosts small business summit

Maui County Council Member Don Guzman will host a small business summit this month as part of his “Leadership that Listens” campaign for mayor, according to an announcement.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 26 at Lumeria Maui at 1813 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao. Seating is limited, and participants are asked to preregister by calling 281-0001, sending email to events@donguzmanmaui.com or visiting www.Guzman4Mayor.myevent.com.

As a practicing attorney, Guzman said he’s experienced the challenges of being a small-business owner himself.

“Small business is a major component of our local economy, and I look forward to hearing from one and all about how government can assist in your success,” he said. “And, if the county is getting something wrong, I want to hear about that too.”

The event is an “open conversation” aimed at identifying problems and discussing ways to improve them, the announcement says. The discussion will be in an open mic format.

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Candidates schedule ‘talk story’ event

Central Maui state House District candidate Justin Hughey and Maui County Council candidate Natalie “Tasha” Kama will host a “talk story” event this month with 2nd Congressional District candidate Sherry Alu Campagna.

The free event is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Pu’u Kukui Elementary School in Wailuku. Because donations will be accepted, it’s a fundraising event.

Maui County Council candidates have been invited to attend and bring potluck dishes to share. Slack key guitarist Terri Garrison will provide entertainment.

Hughey, a special education teacher at King Kamehameha III Elementary, is running for the District 8 seat, which includes Kahakuloa, Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku and Waikapu. Kama, a social justice and community organizer, is running for the council’s Kahului residency seat. Campagna is an environmental scientist and social justice advocate.

For more information, contact Hughey at (808) 358-5679.

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