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On The Campaign Trail

On The Campaign Trail

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 ...

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RAM to present mayoral debate Maui County mayoral front-runners Elle Cochran, Don Guzman and Mike Victorino will be appearing in a debate hosted by the Realtors Association of Maui from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 26 at the Iao Theater in Wailuku. The event is open to RAM members and one guest ...

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Lanai mayor forum set for July 14 Six of the seven mayoral candidates are expected at a forum put on by Lanaians for Sensible Growth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 at Hale Kapuna recreation hall in Lanai City. Issues of interest to Lanai residents will be the focus of the candidate forum. ...

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Baker receives Mink PAC support State Sen. Roz Baker, who is running for re-election, recently received the endorsement of the Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee. Baker is seeking re-election to the 6th Senate District, which includes South and West Maui. “Sen. Baker has been an ...

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The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Mayoral Candidate Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. July 9 at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Cultural Center in Kahului. Elle Cochran, Don Guzman and Michael Victorino have confirmed their participation. Kathy Collins will moderate the event. The ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Couch sets social, fundraiser Saturday Don Couch, who is running for the South Maui state House seat, will be holding an afternoon social and fundraiser at 5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be music, heavy pupu, a cash bar and complimentary soft drinks. ...

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Hashimoto event planned Thursday The Friends of Troy Hashimoto will be hosting a pupu, coffee and conversation fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Maui Coffee Attic, 59 Kanoa St. in Wailuku. Hashimoto, a Democrat, currently serves as the state Representative for District 8 ...

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Rep. Woodson touts endorsements State Rep. Justin Woodson, who is seeking re-election to his House District 9 seat, announced a series of endorsements. They include the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaii State Teachers Association, ...

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Kayes seeks House seat Dr. Andrew Kayes has announced his candidacy for the House District 9 seat as a nonpartisan candidate. He is a practicing physician and medical director of Maui Diagnostic Imaging in Kahului.  In his announcement, Kayes expressed his opposition to the recently passed ...

Candidates to meet Wednesday in Haiku

The Haiku Community Association and Paia Town Association will host a candidates’ night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haiku Community Center. The meeting will introduce new Haiku Community Association Project Manager Maile Davis. It will also feature updates from the 2018 legislative ...

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HGEA endorses Wagner in 8th House race Democrat Mary Wagner has received the endorsement of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, the state’s largest union, in her bid for the 8th House District seat formerly held by longtime Central Maui Rep. Joe Souki. The union represents more ...

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Guzman hosts small business summit Maui County Council Member Don Guzman will host a small business summit this month as part of his “Leadership that Listens” campaign for mayor, according to an announcement. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 26 at Lumeria Maui at 1813 Baldwin Ave. ...

Rawlins-Fernandez endorsed by Sierra Club for council seat

The Sierra Club of Hawai‘i is backing the candidacy of Keani Rawlins-Fernandez for the Molokai residency seat on the Maui County Council, according to an announcement. The candidate has been involved in nearshore marine conservation and has worked to finalize the update of the Molokai ...

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The United Public Workers Union has endorsed Mike Victorino for Maui County mayor, according to a union announcement. “Mike Victorino is familiar with the issues facing Maui County and has the experience necessary to lead the county forward in addressing the tough issues,” said UPW State ...

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The Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee has endorsed Democrats Tina Wildberger and Tiare Lawrence for the 11th and 12 House District seats, respectively. The 11th House district covers South Maui, and the 12th includes Upcountry, Spreckelsville and parts of Kahului. The PAC aims to ...

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Kula man takes out papers for Senate Kula resident Michael Tengan has checked out nomination papers for the 7th District state Senate seat held by Sen. J. Kalani English. Tengan has until Tuesday afternoon to officially file as a candidate for the district that includes East Maui, ...