Maui County Council Member-elect Don Guzman raised nearly 30 times as much money as opponent Alan Fukuyama to win the council's Kahului residency seat, according to a Maui News analysis of campaign spending reports.
Guzman's winning campaign collected $64,994 in political contributions through the Nov. 6 general election, according to filings with the state Campaign Spending Commission that were due late last week. Add in loans and public matching funds, and Guzman amassed a total of $100,664 in total receipts during the election cycle.
That compares to Fukuyama's $3,665 in reported contributions.
Guzman won the race with 48 percent of the vote to Fukuyama's 30.5 percent. (The remaining 21.5 percent were blank votes.) He will replace term-limited incumbent Joe Pontanilla.
Guzman also spent considerably more money than his opponent.
He reported $95,208 in campaign expenditures through Nov. 6, which includes the $44,579 he spent leading up to the primary election.
Fukuyama's campaign spent a total of $7,371 for the entire election cycle.
In the Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat race, incumbent County Council Member Mike Victorino spent $99,402 on his successful re-election bid against Joe Blackburn II, who spent $30,894 by comparison.
Victorino reported raising $93,628, including public matching funds, for the entire election cycle, while Blackburn raised about one-third that amount, or $29,878.
Victorino won by a 56-27 percent margin.
In Maui legislative races, South Maui state House Rep.-elect Kaniela Ing raised a total of $31,429 on his winning campaign against incumbent George Fontaine, who spent $35,233 during the election cycle.
Ing secured 61 percent of the vote for the House District 11 seat, to Fontaine's 35 percent.
Ing reported spending $25,242 through Nov. 6, including the approximately $13,000 he spent leading up to the primary election. Fontaine spent $34,847 on his campaign through Nov. 6.
In the race for the vacant Maui trustee seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board, Carmen "Hulu" Lindsey reported raising $29,600 and spending $29,007 on her winning campaign.
Lindsey won 13 percent of votes statewide against six other candidates vying for the seat.
Candidate Dain Kane, who got the second-highest number of votes, or 9.5 percent, reported raising $20,001 and spending $19,427 on his campaign.
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