Kona County Farm Bureau will host a Candidate Forum at the Christ Church Episcopal Meeting Hall, in Kealakekua on Sunday, September 16, at 6pm.
The topic will be “All About Agriculture”. Candidates seeking legislative office, both state and county, to represent West Hawaii will be asked to respond to questions ranging from economic development, land use, resource management, product development and protection, with agriculture being the common theme. Confirmed candidates include State Senate District 3, incumbent Senator Josh Green and challenger Jeff LaFrance; State House District 5, incumbent Representative Denny Coffman and challenger Dave Bateman; State House District 6, Nicole Lowen and Roy Ebert; County Council District 6, incumbent Brenda Ford and challenger Maile David; Council District 7 Dru Kanuha and Council District 8, Karen Eoff, Both Kanuha and Eoff won their seats in the Primary Election.
“Diversified agriculture is providing an increasing contribution to our economy and is a huge component of our culture and lifestyle. It will be important to learn what perspectives these individuals hold. It will also be important for these candidates to see that many people in Kona place a very high priority on agriculture and the policies that may impact the industry and the life style,” said Stefanie Delmont, president of the KCFB.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. For more information call 324-6011.