Kula Community Association Hosts Candidate Forum
The Kula Community Association sponsors a primary election candidate forum on Wednesday, May 18th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Kula Community Center.
With two Councilmembers stepping down after completing their five terms, several new candidates are seeking to join the Council.
There are five challengers for Mike Victorino’s Wailuku-Waikapū residency seat, including Keith Regan, Dain Kane, Joseph Blackburn, Alika Atay and Hana Steel.
Gladys Baisa’s Kula-Pukalani residency seat will have four candidates who bring considerable community experience and/or work with non-profit organizations, including: Napua Greig- Nakasone, Eric Molina, Stacey Moniz, and Yuki Lei Sugimura.
In other races new challengers are attempting to replace incumbents.
In the race for the Makawao-Haʻikū-Pāʻia council seat, there are two challengers to incumbent Council Chair Mike White: Trinette Furtado and Alan Kaufman.
The top two vote-getters in each County Council non-partisan primary will square off in November’s general election.
A forth candidate panel will feature first time candidate Tiare Lawrence who is challenging longtime incumbent Kyle Yamashita. This is a Democratic Party primary that could be the final election if there is no candidate from another party.
In addition to the live venue, the candidate forum will also be broadcast on Akakū, Channel 55.