On The Campaign Trail

Kama to discuss ‘promise broken’

Maui County Council candidate Tasha Kama’s campaign committee will holding a briefing titled the “150 Million Dollar Promise Broken” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 6 at Hale Pomaikai in Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes community.

Kama is seeking the Kahului residency seat, being vacated by Council Member Don Guzman.

Kama will share how community groups secured a four-year $150 million loan commitment for Native Hawaiians and $100,000 in grants for Filipino community organizations to support community reinvestment by banks, the news release from Kama 4 Council Campaign committee said.

The briefing will look at how banks in Hawaii in 1993 were treating Native Hawaiians and Filipinos, especially with possible red lining. The lack of mortgages available for Hawaiian Home Lands was a significant problem, the news release said.

For more information, contact Kama at 463-2963 or go to @150MillionDollarPromise on Facebook.


‘Lokahi 2018’ lineup grew

Campaign forum “Lokahi 2018,” initially intended to feature Justin Hughey, who is seeking the state House District 8 seat (Wailuku, Waikapu, Waiehu, Puuohala, Kahakuloa, Waihee); Tasha Kama, who is running for the County Council’s Kahului residency seat; and Sherry Alu Campagna, who is seeking the 2nd Congressional U.S. House seat, grew to include another eight candidates on June 22 at Pu’u Kukui Elementary School.

About 75 people attended the informal talk story session. Candidates went up on stage individually to speak, but before telling their story or background, they had to either perform a song, demonstrate something or share a solution on a topic, depending on which option they drew.

The other candidates to join the initial trio were Hannibal Starbuck (council Upcountry residency seat), Gabe Johnson (council Lanai residency seat), Cora Caparida-Schnackenberg (council Molokai residency seat), Zandra Amaral Crouse (council South Maui residency seat), Alice Lee (council Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency seat), Tamara Paltin (council West Maui residency seat), Michael Tengan (state Senate District 7-East Maui, Upcountry, Molokai and Lanai) and Shane Sinenci (council East Maui residency seat).

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