Three more Maui residents have filed papers to run for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Maui trustee seat, including the son of former Maui trustee, Boyd Mossman, who resigned late last year.
Kaulana Mossman of Kula, along with former Maui County Council Member Dain P. Kane of Wailuku and Jonah K. Kapu of Lahaina have joined in the race for a special election for the seat that will be held in conjunction with the Nov. 6 general election.
Friday was the filing deadline for the Maui OHA seat.
The other candidates are:
* Johanna K. Amorin.
* Glenn G. Au.
* Rose Marie H. Duey.
* Doreen N. Gomes.
* Carmen K.L. Lindsey.
Lindsey, the current temporary appointee to the seat, has stirred controversy by running.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Lindsey in January to fill the vacancy created when Boyd Mossman resigned late last year. She was to serve on an interim basis until the special election.
Abercrombie, by law, was tasked with making an appointment after the OHA board was unable to agree on a Maui nominee and declared an impasse.
Abercrombie's office said at the time of Lindsey's appointment that one condition was that she agree not to run for the seat in November, to ensure the appointee focuses on OHA duties instead of running for office.
Lindsey agreed not to run but in August announced she would run.
Abercrombie's office had said that the governor cannot prevent her from running.
The election winner will fill Boyd Mossman's unexpired term, which ends Nov. 4, 2014.