As the executive branch of Maui County, the mayor’s duties include appointing heads of departments and selecting individuals for integral county positions. The mayor guides the county, preparing a budget of almost $800 million that begins council negotiations, and the mayor keeps the county on track, ensuring that the budget is carried out by local government. Needless to say, … [Read more...] about Mayor’s Race: We Walk Story With All Seven Mayoral Candidates
Watch MauiTime Walk Story with Maui County candidate for Mayor Ori Kopelman and Editor Axel Beers on Market Street in Wailuku, Hawai‘i … [Read more...] about MauiTime Walk Story: 2018 Candidate for Maui Mayor Ori Kopelman
Yesterday the Hawaii Office of Elections released the official roster of official political candidates. The primary election isn't until Aug. 9, but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun with them now. Here are the candidates for Maui County Mayor, in alphabetical order, exactly as they appear on the ballot: ARAWAKA, Alan M.: The incumbent Maui County Mayor. HAWKES, Beau … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Seven People Want To Be Maui County Mayor For Some Reason
And now here’s an addendum to last week’s cover story “Unopposed? Who will step forward and challenge Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa.” As we were going to press, I got a call from a source saying that Maui County lifeguard/Save Honolua Coalition President Tamara Paltin had just filed an organizational report with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission saying she intended to run for … [Read more...] about Save Honolua Coalition President Tamara Paltin To Run For Maui County Mayor
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?