There are a number of upcoming candidate debates and forums, starting Sunday, September 23, to help voters learn about candidates.
Sunday, September 23, U. S. Senate Candidates, Kealakehe High School, 2 p.m. til 3:30, and broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm. Candidate confirmed: Linda Lingle; Candidate declined: Mazie Hirono
Monday, October 1, Mayor Candidates and County Prosecutor Candidates, 6 p.m. til 8:15 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria and broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm. Candidates for Mayor, Mayor Billy Kenoi and former Mayor Harry Kim, for Prosecutor, Lincoln Ashida and Mitch Roth. Broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm. Food sales by Kealakehe High at 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 4, State House District 5 Candidates, 6 p.m. til 7:30 p.m., Konawaena Elementary School Cafeteria. Candidates Dave Bateman, Denny Coffman.
Friday, October 5, Mayor, County Council, 6 p.m. til 9 p.m., Waikoloa School. Mayor candidates Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim; Council Candidates Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille.
Monday, October 8, County Council Candidates, 6 p.m. til 8 p.m., Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, for District 5, South Kona to Ka’u: candidates Maile David, Brenda Ford, and Candidates for District 9, Waikoloa through Waimea and North Kohala; candidates Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille. Broadcast live on LAVA 105.3 fm. Food sales by Kealakehe High at 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 11, Mayor Candidates Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim will be guests of Dan Boylan on PBS Hawaii’s Island Insights, Channel 10 here on Hawaii Island, starting at 8 p.m.
Monday, October 15, State Representative District 3 and County Prosecuting Attorney, 5:30 p.m. at Volcano’s Cooper Center; State House Candidates Fred Fogel, Marlene Hapai, Richard Onishi; Prosecuting Attorney Candidates Lincoln Ashida, Mitch Roth.
Monday, October 22, Hawaii County Council District 6 (South Kona through Volcano) , 6 p.m. at Volcano’s Cooper Center; Candidates Maile David, Brenda Ford.