Watch MauiTime Walk Story with Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i See who we endorsed by clicking HERE! Primary Election Day will be on August 11 from 7am to 6pm. Visit Elections.hawaii.gov to learn more about your polling location, ballot, and registration.
Watch MauiTime Walk Story with Democratic candidates for Governor and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i See who we endorsed by clicking HERE! Primary Election Day will be on August 11 from 7am to 6pm. Visit Elections.hawaii.gov to learn more about your polling location, ballot, and registration.
Watch MauiTime Walk Story with Maui County Democratic candidates for State Rep. District 8 (Kahakuloa, Waihe‘e, Waiehu, Pu‘uohala, Wailuku, Waikapu) and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i See who we endorsed by clicking HERE! Primary Election Day will be on August 11 from 7am to 6pm. Visit Elections.hawaii.gov to learn more about […]
Go vote this weekend! This Saturday is Primary Election Day. It’s a biennial event in Maui County, and we only get to choose from an unrestrained field of local characters vying for the titles of mayor and governor every four years. It’s a magical time when a “bamboo water peace pipe” builder can share the […]
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Lynn DeCoite is running against John-Bull English, a political newcomer who has earned publicity for his upcycled campaign signs. We love the aesthetic, but don’t see enough of a reason in his background or vision to upset the incumbent Lynn DeCoite. DeCoite is a smart representative with ties to the community who has consistently supported […]
Since sign-waving technique did not factor into our endorsements, we back Tiare Lawrence. Lawrence has strong community support and ties that show she would bring effective representation to the people of her district. She has worked hard to stand up to corporate special interests, fighting consistently to ensure that pesticide regulation gets passed to protect […]
The race for Kaniela Ing’s seat pits Tina Wildberger against longtime political player Don Couch and newcomer Lee Myrick. We like both Couch and Myrick, but again it comes down to our perception of strength of conviction in a vision that we believe in. In our interviews, Tina Wildberger showed the greatest grasp of political […]
Between Batangan and Justin Woodson (who did not respond to requests for an interview), we endorse Batangan. Kauanoe is a thoughtful and experienced candidate with ties to the community that we hope will make him an effective representative for District 9. Woodson is an appointee who has not done enough to show conviction in a […]
We like all the candidates we walked story with, Hashimoto, Hughey, and Wagner, but Justin Hughey came across as the most focused candidate to aggressively push issues that we think are of tremendous importance. Hashimoto is a young, energetic appointee, but we worry that as Joe Souki’s replacement and longtime political insider he represents politics […]
English is an experienced legislator who currently serves as senate majority leader. It’s significant that Maui retains an experienced politician at the legislature in a leadership position who has a strong understanding of the culture of the district he represents. His legislative record is solid, showing continued efforts to address kupuna care, education, and climate […]
In 2016, Roz Baker received Honolulu Civil Beat’s unflattering distinction of being listed as one of the top 10 candidates who received the most contributions from lobbyists. We have concerns about Baker’s time in office and links between her legislation and financial support she has received from Alexander & Baldwin and the agrochemical seed industry. […]
If, for some reason, you are still voting Republican after all that has transpired since the 2016 election, we’ll give you our two cents: Tupola is a better option than John Carroll. While her use of “housing creator” right-wing rhetoric to protect wealthy mainland interests are enough to steer us away from the Republican ballot, […]
As far as we can tell, the office of the Lieutenant Governor is largely symbolic and what the individual in office makes of it. Kim Coco Iwamoto is running on a platform of social justice that is greatly needed at a time when the culture of the federal government marginalizes minority groups. Iwamoto has demonstrated […]
We like David Ige’s policy. He supports a living wage, brought air conditioning to schools, gave us medical cannabis dispensaries, signed a chlorpyrifos and oxybenzone ban into law last year, and his “Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative” is the kind of thinking that puts Hawai‘i on the map as a leader in environmental stewardship. However, the role […]
While we support many of the incumbent Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s views regarding issues such as campaign finance reform, reigning in U.S. interventionism, criminal justice reform, and rescheduling cannabis, we find her refusal to debate in a public forum indefensible, especially when you consider that she strongly advocated for more debates between Bernie Sanders and Hillary […]