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Mary Wagner files nomination papers for 8th House seat in state Legislature

Wailuku resident Mary Wagner, an information-technology manager for Maui County, has filed nomination papers to become an official candidate for the Central Maui 8th District state House seat. “My campaign is based on my desire to help my longtime friends and neighbors throughout District 8 ...

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A fundraiser for Mike Victorino’s campaign for mayor will be held May 9 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. There’s a $20 per person donation for the event that runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Victorino campaign is assisting with Kauai and Oahu ...

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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 ...

Carvalho event is postponed

A Maui fundraiser for Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., who is running for lieutenant governor, has been canceled due to the big storm and flooding on his home island. The fundraiser by invitation had been set for today at a Waikapu residence. A new date will be set in May. * On the ...

Elementary school teacher seeks Central Maui 8th House District seat

King Kamehameha III Elementary School teacher and Hawaii State Teachers Association Vice President Justin Hughey has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for the Central Maui 8th House District seat. He said his aim is to “break the neglect that has plagued our public schools since ...

Cochran to open headquarters today

Elle Cochran will hold a grand opening for her “Elle for Mayor” campaign headquarters from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Wailuku First Friday event. The campaign headquarters is located at 1997 Main St. Cochran, who currently holds the West Maui residency seat on the County Council, will be ...

Former aide plans run for state House

The Maui News Former congressional aide Kauanoe Batangan is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the Central Maui 9th state House District seat held by Rep. Justin Woodson. According to state Office of Elections online records updated Friday, Batangan took out nomination papers March ...

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The progressive political action committee Democracy for America has endorsed Democratic South Maui Rep. Kaniela Ing in his bid for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional seat, which serves urban Oahu. Committee Chairman Jim Dean said the group endorsed Ing, a state House member since 2012, not only ...

Aila, Kia‘aina eye OHA candidacies

The Maui News William Aila Jr. and Esther Kia‘aina, the former chairman and former first deputy director at the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, have filed nomination papers to seek at-large and Oahu seats, respectively, on the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian ...

Atay to speak at Maui Pono Network

Maui County Council Member Alika Atay will be speaking at the Maui Pono Network meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ahimsa Sanctuary Farm, 4505 Hana Highway. The Maui Pono Network’s mission is to empower community action for the common good, a news release about the meeting said. The group ...

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Political parties have been set for this year’s elections, the state Office of Elections announced. The five political parties that have qualified to appear on the ballot are: the Constitution Party, the Democratic Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party and the Republican ...

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Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino will hold a “Vote Victorino For Mayor” fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The campaign kickoff will include music, food and door prizes. A suggested donation is $25 per ...

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Upcountry resident and community organizer Tiare Lawrence is launching a second bid to unseat fellow Democrat Kyle Yamashita from his 12th House District seat. She checked out nomination papers Tuesday and filed them the next day. In 2016, Yamashita held on to his seat, taking 2,763 votes, or ...

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A fundraiser for Maui County Council candidate Keani Rawlins-Fernandez will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kihei Community Center, according to an announcement. A suggested donation is $35. The event will include music, food and an opportunity to “talk ...

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A pau hana event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. today for Maui voters to meet Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., a candidate for lieutenant governor. Hosted by the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Maui County Committee, the event will be at Kahului Carpet & Drapery, located at 65 W. Kaahumanu ...

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Tina Wildberger has launched her campaign to seek the state House District 11 seat that represents Kihei, Wailea and Makena. Wildberger, a Democrat, is seeking the seat currently occupied by Democrat Kaniela Ing, who announced in November that he would run for U.S. Congress. A news release ...

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A fundraising event for Maui County Council Member Yuki Lei Sugimura will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe‘a and Ipo Mossman and friends will provide entertainment at the event, which will feature ...

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A fundraiser for state Reps. Kyle Yamashita and Lynn DeCoite will be held as part of an event to honor Maui’s plantation history from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku. The event is a combined fundraiser presented by supporters of the two ...

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‘Grand Rally’ to be held Wednesday Gov. David Ige, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be among guest speakers during the Maui County Democratic Party’s “Grand Rally” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in ...

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Kihei association to host candidate forum Candidates for three competitive Maui County Council races will be appearing at a Kihei Community Association forum Tuesday at Kihei Charter Middle School. Alika Atay and Dain Kane, who are seeking the open Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat; ...