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On The Campaign Trail

July 20, 2014
The Maui News

'Candi-dating' forum set for Wednesday

A "speed candi-dating" forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Seabury Hall dining hall, according to an announcement.

The forum will draw Maui County Council candidates for the Upcountry, East Maui and Makawao-Haiku-Paia residency seats.

Running for the Upcountry residency seat are incumbent Gladys Baisa and Courtney A. Bruch.

Incumbent Bob Carroll has two challengers for his East Maui residency seat, John Blumer-Buell and Nick Nikhilananda.

In the Makawao-Haiku-Paia council race, incumbent Mike White faces Alex Haller, Henry Kahula Jr. and Mike Molina.

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* On the Campaign Trail is a public service for candidates to publicize fundraisers, public appearances and other campaign-related events. Announcements must be submitted at least one week in advance of the event and should include a contact name and number. Announcements may be dropped off at The Maui News building in Wailuku, mailed to "Campaign Trail," Editorial Department, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793, faxed to 242-9087, or emailed to For more information, call 242-6343.

The event gives voters a chance to get "up close and personal" with the candidates, event organizers said.


Two groups place support behind Amato

Democrat Terez Amato, a candidate for the 6th District state Senate seat, has received an endorsement from the Sierra Club and the Center for Food Safety, according to an announcement.

The 6th District covers West and South Maui. The seat's incumbent is Democrat Roz Baker.


Fitzpatrick nets Sierra Club endorsement

The Sierra Club has endorsed marine biologist John "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, a candidate for the Maui County Council's South Maui residency seat, "because of his vision to protect Maui County's environment," according to an announcement.

Fitzpatrick is an advocate for alternative energy projects as a way to "save the fish, the coral and our ocean."

Voters may meet the candidate from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday during the Kihei "Fourth Friday" event at the Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka.

For more information about the candidate, visit or send email to



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