On The Campaign Trail

Hashimoto event planned Thursday

The Friends of Troy Hashimoto will be hosting a pupu, coffee and conversation fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku. Hashimoto, a Democrat, currently serves as the state Representative for District 8 (Wailuku, Waikapu, Waiehu, Puuohala, Kahakuloa, Waihee) and will be on the primary election ballot on Aug. 11. The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $20. For more information, visit www.troyhashimoto.com.

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Candidate rally set in Paukukalo Friday

A candidate rally, organized by the Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Hale Pomaikai in the Paukukalo Hawaiian Homestead area. Candidates running for the state House District 8 (Wailuku, Waikapu, Waiehu, Puuohala, Kahakuloa, Waihee) and Maui County Council have been invited to attend.

The public will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the candidates.

The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a main dish for the potluck.

For more information, contact Velma Mariano at 276-8978.

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Wildberger gets HGEA endorsement

Tina Wildberger, who is running for the open South Maui state House seat, has received the endorsement of the Hawaii Government Employees Association.

Wildberger, a Democrat, is running against former County Council Member Don Couch in the primary Aug. 11 for the seat vacated by incumbent Rep. Kaniela Ing. The 11th District covers Kihei, Wailea and Makena.

The HGEA includes a 43,000-person membership statewide.

“The men and women represented by HGEA, which includes state and county and UH-Maui employees, as well as registered nurses, provide essential services and are part of the backbone of Hawaii communities,” said Wildberger. “I am honored to have HGEA’s endorsement.”

For more information, visit www.tinawildberger.com.

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

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