He’s still looking like a shoe-in for reelection, but Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is taking no chances. In fact, he’s pulling out most of the stops for a big fundraiser this Friday night at the Grand Wailea.
For just $75, you too can hobnob with the mayor at the Grand’s Haleakala Ballroom. The whole thing starts at 4:30pm, and dinner’s at 6pm. Comedian Andy Bumatai will provide entertainment, according to today’s Maui News. The event ends before 9pm, but if you’re still in the mood for mayoral hobnobbing, there’s an after-party at the Grand’s Tsunami nightclub from 9pm to midnight (though entry to that will cost you an extra $20).
By the way, if you’re on Twitter, consider following the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission’s account (@hicsc). A local politico recently told me about it, and it’s proven to be a fountain of useful info. For instance, the Commission’s Twitter feed first told me about Arakawa’s fundraiser way back in early January, which is when campaign functionary Lynn Araki-Regan filed a notice of intent to hold the fundraiser (though I promptly forgot about the notice, which means the Twitter feed is only as useful as the reporter allows it to be).
For more information, call Araki-Regan & Associates at 808-244-6042.
Photo of Alan and Ann Arakawa: Janno Gonzales/Wikimedia Commons