On The Campaign Trail

Maui hotel association announces endorsements

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is backing former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and a group of mostly incumbents for election to public office Nov. 6.

The only council incumbent not to receive an endorsement from the group was Council Member Alika Atay. Instead, the association announced it’s supporting former Council Member Alice Lee for the Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat.

Council members getting nods from the association for re-election include: Kelly King to the South Maui seat, Yuki Lei Sugimura to the Upcountry seat, Riki Hokama to the Lanai seat and Stacy Crivello to the Molokai seat.

Endorsements in open council races were: Claire Carroll to the East Maui seat, Rick Nava to the West Maui seat, Mike Molina to the Makawao-Haiku-Paia seat and Alan Arakawa to the Kahului seat.

The association endorsed West and South Maui Sen. Roz Baker for re-election, and it announced its support for the re-election of state Reps. Justin Woodson to the Central Maui 9th House District seat, Angus McKelvey to the West Maui 10th House District seat and Lynn DeCoite to the East Maui-Molokai-Lanai 13th House District seat.

In statewide races, the association is backing Democratic Gov. David Ige for re-election and Big Island Sen. Josh Green for lieutenant governor.

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Crivello to host a fundraiser for Sept. 25

Maui County Council Member Stacy Crivello will host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Maui Tropical Plantation.

The event will feature entertainment and Hawaiian food. There’s a suggested donation of $50.

Crivello holds the council’s Molokai residency seat.

For more information, call (808) 658-0346.

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