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Former UH athlete seeks House seat Former University Hawaii football player Lee Myrick has announced his candidacy for the South Maui state House seat as a Democrat. He faces Don Couch and Tina Wildberger in the Democratic primary on Aug. 11 for the seat being vacated by Rep. Kaniela ...

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Couch sets social, fundraiser Saturday Don Couch, who is running for the South Maui state House seat, will be holding an afternoon social and fundraiser at 5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be music, heavy pupu, a cash bar and complimentary soft drinks. ...

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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 ...

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Rep. Woodson touts endorsements State Rep. Justin Woodson, who is seeking re-election to his House District 9 seat, announced a series of endorsements. They include the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaii State Teachers Association, ...

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Kayes seeks House seat Dr. Andrew Kayes has announced his candidacy for the House District 9 seat as a nonpartisan candidate. He is a practicing physician and medical director of Maui Diagnostic Imaging in Kahului.  In his announcement, Kayes expressed his opposition to the recently passed ...

Candidates to meet Wednesday in Haiku

The Haiku Community Association and Paia Town Association will host a candidates’ night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haiku Community Center. The meeting will introduce new Haiku Community Association Project Manager Maile Davis. It will also feature updates from the 2018 legislative ...

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HGEA endorses Wagner in 8th House race Democrat Mary Wagner has received the endorsement of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the state’s largest union, in her bid for the 8th House District seat formerly held by longtime Central Maui Rep. Joe Souki. The union represents more ...

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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. ...

Rawlins-Fernandez endorsed by Sierra Club for council seat

The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is backing the candidacy of Keani Rawlins-Fernandez for the Molokai residency seat on the Maui County Council, according to an announcement. The candidate has been involved in nearshore marine conservation and has worked to finalize the update of the Molokai ...

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The United Public Workers Union has endorsed Mike Victorino for Maui County mayor, according to a union announcement. “Mike Victorino is familiar with the issues facing Maui County and has the experience necessary to lead the county forward in addressing the tough issues,” said UPW State ...

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The Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee has endorsed Democrats Tina Wildberger and Tiare Lawrence for the 11th and 12 House District seats, respectively. The 11th House district covers South Maui, and the 12th includes Upcountry, Spreckelsville and parts of Kahului. The PAC aims to ...

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Kula man takes out papers for Senate Kula resident Michael Tengan has checked out nomination papers for the 7th District state Senate seat held by Sen. J. Kalani English. Tengan has until Tuesday afternoon to officially file as a candidate for the district that includes East Maui, ...

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Jen Mather, a youth advocate and Waiola Church office administrator, is running as a Green Party candidate for the 10th District House seat held by West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey. The district includes Maalaea and north Kihei. “The political arena has been overwhelmed by special, outside ...

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The Pono Hawai‘i Initiative has endorsed Democrat Tina Wildberger for the 11th District House seat held by South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing, who is running for Congress. The initiative’s goal is to “activate and mobilize communities to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawaii ...

Hokama seeking re-election to Lanai seat

Maui County Council Member Riki Hokama, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, will seek re-election to the council’s Lanai residency seat for a fifth consecutive term, according to an announcement. Hokama served on the council from 1999 to 2009, sat out for a term because of term ...

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Sierra Club endorses Cochran for mayor The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i has endorsed Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran’s bid for mayor. The club represents 12,000 members, according to an announcement. And, in its letter backing Cochran, the organization said that “our endorsement sends ...

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Hannibal Starbuck, a candidate for the Upcountry residency seat on the Maui County Council, will host a couple of meet-the-candidate coffee hours this month. Both will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with the first event Thursday at Wailuku Coffee Co. on Market Street and the second May 30 at ...

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The Maui Pono Network will hold a potluck and organizing meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Paia Community Center. Speakers will be state representative candidates Democrat Tiare Lawrence, running for House District 12 (Spreckelsville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua and ...

Ige to hold Maui rally in Wailuku

Gov. David Ige will be holding a campaign rally from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The governor will speak and offer an update on the campaign. There also will be food, entertainment and prizes. * On the Campaign Trail is a public service for ...

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Former County Council Member Don Couch will kick off his campaign for the state Legislature on May 16 at the Kihei VFW Hall, Couch announced Friday. Couch is seeking the District 11 seat, representing Kihei, Wailea and Makena, which current state Rep. Kaniela Ing is vacating to run for ...