It should surprise no one that County of Maui Managing Director Keith Regan is running for office. On Friday, June 5, Regan’s wife Lynn Araki-Regan sent out a press release stating that next year her husband would run for the Wailuku County Council seat. That seat’s currently held by Mike Victorino, but term limits bar him from running again in 2016 (which, just to be clear, is … [Read more...] about County Managing Director Keith Regan announces 2016 run for Maui County Council
Oh, joy, it’s time for another General Election. In Hawaii, this is a special kind of treat. Voters only got to see a new campaign finance report this week, after what seemed like months of candidate and political action committee (PAC) spending and fund-raising without any reporting whatsoever. Voters also have to contend with a bunch of state constitutional amendments and … [Read more...] about Don’t Know How To Vote In The Upcoming Election? We Can Help!
We finally got some new numbers out of the state Campaign Spending Commission this week–the first time since the Primary Election, in fact. Because really, during the final two and a half months of an election, do voters really need to see what various candidates and Political Action Committees (PACs) are spending and collecting? Anyway, the new reports came out on Oct. 27. As … [Read more...] about Damn, Hawaii Carpenters STILL Hate Maui Councilmember Elle Cochran
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 … [Read more...] about This Week In High-Roller Election Fundraisers: Joe Pontanilla
Four years ago this month, Alan Arakawa was in a tough spot. He had been Maui County’s mayor once before, but that was all in the past. Since Charmaine Tavares had defeated his 2006 reelection bid, he’d been out of power, and out of the news. But Tavares had grown seriously unpopular during her term, and by the beginning of 2010, had about $89,000 in her campaign coffers and … [Read more...] about Who Will Step Forward And Run Against Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa?