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On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

Mayor Alan Arakawa will host a fundraiser next week to support his campaign to return to the Maui County Council’s Kahului residency seat. The event is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria. A suggested donation is $20. Arakawa held the Kahului council ...

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Mayoral candidate Mike Victorino will host a “Paniolo Roundup and Barbecue” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. The event will feature food, entertainment and door prizes. A suggested donation is $15. * On the Campaign Trail is a public ...

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Maui hotel association announces endorsements The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is backing former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and a group of mostly incumbents for election to public office Nov. 6. The only council incumbent not to receive an endorsement from ...

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Candidates for mayor and the East Maui County Council seat will be featured during a Kihei Community Association forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Theresa Church in Kihei. Doors to the church’s Stawasz Hall will open at 6 p.m. The mayoral candidates who’ve advanced to the Nov. 6 general ...

Hotel association endorses candidates in general election

The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association has issued its endorsements for Maui County candidates in the Nov. 6 general election. Those include former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino for mayor and former Council Member Alice Lee for the council’s Wailuku-Waihee-Waikapu residency ...

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A rally for Maui County Council candidate Mike Molina will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Kalama Intermediate School in Makawao, according to an announcement. The event will feature food, entertainment, a classic car exhibit and door prizes. Nonperishable food items will be collected for ...

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Andria Tupola will hold a town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin High School Multipurpose Room. Voters are invited to bring their questions and concerns. * On the Campaign Trail is a public service for candidates to publicize fundraisers, ...

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A free forum for Maui County office-seekers will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Cameron Center in Wailuku, according to an announcement. Sign-in is at 5 p.m., and pupu will be served until 5:45. County Council candidates will be questioned first, followed by the mayoral ...

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The Ha‘iku Community Association and Pa‘ia Town Association will host a candidates’ night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Haiku Community Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Featured election contests include the mayor’s race and the contests for the Makawao-Haiku-Paia, East Maui and ...

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Tourism association endorses Victorino Former Maui County Council Member Mike Victorino has been endorsed for mayor by the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association. Gregg Nelson, the association’s chairman of the board and general manager of the Napili Kai Beach Resort, said Victorino ...

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Tamara Paltin, who is running for the West Maui residency seat on the County Council, will be holding a fundraising event from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at Lahaina Intermediate School. There will be Hawaiian food and music by Nestor Ugale Jr. There is no entry fee but donations will be accepted as ...

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Rep. Kyle Yamashita, who is running for re-election to his Upcountry District 12 seat, has received 12 endorsements. They include the Maui Hotel And Lodging Association; Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463; Hawaii Laborers’ Union, Local 368; Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association; ...

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The Maui Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee has announced its endorsements of “business-friendly” candidates in state House and Senate races before the Aug. 11 primary election. The candidates are all Democrats and mostly incumbents. They are: Sen. Roz Baker for the 6th ...

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Nikhilananda to appear on Molokai Nick Nikhilananda, who is running for the state House District 13 seat, will be on Molokai on Wednesday and Thursday to meet with voters. The Green Party candidate, running for the East Maui-Lanai-Molokai seat, will be attending the Ahupua‘a ‘o ...

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Baker, Amato on ‘Insights’ State Sen. Roz Baker and Democratic challenger Terez Amato will be appearing tonight on PBS Hawaii’s “Insights.” Their 30-minute forum is part of several candidate discussions in races statewide by PBS Hawaii tonight. The Baker-Amato forum is set to begin ...

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King to hold kickoff campaign event Council Member Kelly King, who holds the South Maui residency seat, will be holding a campaign kickoff event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. There will be live entertainment, including George Kahumoku Jr., door prizes, ...

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Democratic state Sen. J. Kalani English has been endorsed by 13 organizations in his campaign for re-election to the 7th District Senate seat, which includes East Maui, Upcountry, Molokai and Lanai. The organizations are: ILWU Local 142; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, ...

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Candidates’ night set for W. Maui The West Maui Taxpayers Association will be holding “Primary Candidates Night” for those vying for West Maui-related offices and mayor beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Lahaina Civic Center The forum will include candidates for the West Maui County ...

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The Kihei Community Association will hold a candidate forum during its general membership meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Theresa Church parish hall, according to an announcement. The association will hear from the candidates for the South Maui 11th District House seat. ...

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The Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will be holding a “Get Out & Vote” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at the Kahului mall. Attendees may register to vote and meet candidates. There also will be family entertainment and prizes. * On the Campaign Trail is a public service for ...