This Week In High-Roller Election Fundraisers: Joe Pontanilla

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That’s right, kids–here’s your chance to shake hands with former Maui County Councilman Joe Pontanilla, who would really like to remove the word “former” from that title. He’s taking on incumbent Don Guzman, and it’s looking to be a really bruising battle.

To fund that battle, Joe needs money–YOUR money. And he’s not asking for much, either: just $100 gets you into the Maui Lani Golf Course to see Joe, according to a new filing released by the state Campaign Spending Commission.

The magic happens on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 7am-1pm.

Photo courtesy Susan Halas

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.