On The Campaign Trail
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 Ing.
Myrick earned a Bachelors of Arts in communications management from UH-Manoa and a master’s degree in higher education from Walden University.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served for 15 years.
His other endeavors include promoting concerts and owning Island Studios, Pizza Express and Fast Kine Tanning. Since 2012, Myrick has been a special education paraprofessional.
In 1997, Myrick helped establish the South Maui Youth Basketball League and has been coaching Maui youths for over 20 years.
His platform includes supporting more parks, pedestrian walks and bike paths; fair and wise use of water; and sensible restrictions on pesticide spraying.
His website is votemyrick.com.
Housing debate airs tonight on Akaku
The mayoral debate on affordable housing tonight put on by Faith Action for Community Equity will be televised live from 6 to 8 on Akaku Maui Community Media Channel 54.
The event will be televised from the Valley Isle Fellowship in Waikapu.
Following the conclusion of the debate, Akaku will present the Kula Community Association candidates forum held Wednesday at the Kula Community Center.
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