With less than 4 weeks left before the General Election,four heated North Hawai’i races will be in the spotlight during anon-partisan forum beginning at 5:15 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10 at Waimea School Cafeteria. (Note, the forum is Wednesday — not Thursday which is the normal meeting day for Waimea Community Association; the date was changed to accommodate candidate schedules.)
All candidates in the four races have been invited and the following have confirmed participation:
U.S. Senate: Linda Lingle;
State Senate: Kelly Greenwell and Malama Solomon;
Hawai’i County Mayor: Billy Kenoi and Harry Kim;
Hawai’i County Council District 9: Sonny Shimaoka and Margaret Wille.
Free hot coffee will be provided compliments of Starbucks, warm chili-dog plates (a $3 donation is suggested to benefit Annunciation Church food pantry that serves North Hawai’I residents) and other snacks will be available and everyone is welcome.
The forum is ponsored by Waimea Community Association and a diverse group of community organizations, the forum will dedicate about 30 minutes to each of the four key races. This forum, the third of the election cycle to be sponsored by this hui of community organizations, will follow a traditional question and answer format with Hawai’i Island news journalist Sherry Bracken facilitating.
Questions are being provided by the various event sponsor organizations. In addition, all who attend are invited tosubmit written questions. A panel willreview these questions and select the most timely and appropriate ones forvarious offices. For moreinformation, call Sherman Warner (885-1725).