Hawaiian Affairs Updates

Aloha e nā hoa,

Here are a few updates from the Caucus:

HAC SCC Representative (non-male) Election
Reminder, applications to serve as HAC SCC Representative (non-male) are due not later than July 13 (extended due date). See hawaiianaffairs.org for details and an application form. Election will be held on July 17, 6:00 p.m., DPH headquarters by the HAC Executive Committee.

Super Debate
If you missed the Hawaiʻi News Now Super Debate of candidates for Congressional District 1, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor, you can still access it at the hawaiinewsnow.org. They have also posted individual interviews with the candidates.

Another good source of information on candidates is ‘Ōlelo TV’s Vote Informed program, accessible at olelo.org under “Tell Your Story.”

OHA Candidate Forums
The Ko‘olaupoko, Ko‘olauloa, Waimānalo, and Kailua Hawaiian Civic Clubs recently hosted an OHA candidate forum. A recording of it will be aired on ʻŌlelo 49 on the following dates: Monday, July 16, 5:00 p.m.Tuesday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.; and Thursday, July 19, at 9:00 a.m.

Additionally, the Hawaiian Affairs Caucus, in partnership with ‘Ōlelo TV’s Vote Informed program will be televising live a Hawaiian Affairs Caucus Candidate Forum on July 19th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

Candidates will be asked questions about the recent audits of the Attorney General, Homelessness, Health, Education, and Governance issues. Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi members running for the OHA Trustee positions include:

Trustee at-large (3 seats): Lei Ahu Isa, William J. Aila, Jr., Rowena Akana, Alvin A. Akina, Faye Hanohano, Brendon Kaleiʻāina Lee, Makana Paris, Pohai Ryan, Eleanor Lei Sharsh-Davis, and John D. Waiheʻe IV.

O’ahu (one seat): Kalei Akaka, Jackie Burke, Leona Kalima, and Esther Kiaʻāina.

Democrats in Action
Region 5 is hosting a Democratic Candidates Fair, at ʻAiea High School on July 20, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free to the public.

Senate District 12 and District 22 are hosting a Meet the Candidates meeting with Senator Brickwood Galuteria, 6:15 to 7:00 and Ms. Sharon Moriwaki, 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. on July 27 at 1350 Ala Moana. RSVP to Daniel Jacob at daniel@oahudemocrats.org.

The Rural South Hilo Community Association (Hawaiʻi Island) is hosting a Senate District 4 Candidate Forum at the Kulaʻimano Community Center on July 18, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

District 1 is hosting a candidate forum for Senate District 4 and House District 1, at the Honokaʻa People’s Theater on Monday, July 23, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Volunteer for 2018 Elections
Get involved, learn, and earn! Sign-up to become an election day official at elections.hawaii.gov. Primary election is Saturday, August 11, 2018 and general election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.


Leimomi Khan,
HAC Chair